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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Celebrating the Chocolate Chip Cookie!

Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

Did you know that half of all the cookies sold in the US today are chocolate chip? Locally, our home-made chocolate chip cookies have been a top-seller at the Doughbox Bakery since 1976.  Our recipe was even featured in an issue of Midwest Living Magazine!

Research shows that the invention of the chocolate chip cookie was actually a delicious surprise! The story goes that in 1930 Ruth Wakfield was making cookies for guests at a small inn when she realized she was out of baker’s chocolate. According to NESTLÉ®, she substituted semi-sweet chocolate chunks into the dough expecting them to melt. Instead, the chocolate held its shape and softened to a delicious, creamy texture . . . and the chocolate chip cookie was born!

The “Toll House Crunch Cookies” became a hit for guests at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts and the recipe was soon published in a Boston newspaper and eventually on the wrapper of the Nestle Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar. 

Thank you to Ms. Wakefield for this unexpected, yet delicious discovery! 

Stop by the Doughbox Bakery soon to try our version of the Chocolate Chip Cookie or check out our recipe that was featured in Midwest Living as one of the "Six Best-Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes." Enjoy!

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