Chocolate Chip Cookie Week is celebrated annually during the second week of March. This year, it takes place from March 5 to 11. These yummy treats are filled with chocolate chips. Chocolate chip cookies are usually made by combining sugar, flour, salt, eggs, baking soda, and chocolate chips to form a dough. The dough is rolled out, cut, and baked at a set temperature. The result? Delicious chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate chip cookies may be chewy or crunchy. These cookies can be eaten alone or accompanied by a beverage.
History of Chocolate Chip Cookie Week
Chocolate chip cookies go as far back as 1938. Ruth Graves Wakefield is the American chef behind the creation of chocolate chip cookies. To spice up her menu at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, she came up with the recipe for this delectable treat by adding Nestle semi-sweet chocolate bar chunks to her cookie dough recipe. Wakefield named the cookie the ‘Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookies.’ The cookies were an instant hit. She gave her cookie recipe to Nestle in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
In present times, chocolate chip cookies are a staple worldwide. They can be found across the United States. Many chocolate chip cookie products come with recipe directions, allowing consumers to make their own homemade cookies. These staple treats can be found on Hotel menus, at airlines and local bakeries, or sold by cookie companies like Maryland Cookies and Famous Amos, to name a few.
This dessert is significant in Massachusetts because it was created there. From its origin till date, the chocolate chip cookie has undergone many variations, from the kind of chocolate used in the cookie preparation or the addition of new ingredients such as peanut butter. Regardless, the Chocolate chip cookie remains an American staple treat.