March5–11

Chocolate Chip Cookie Week – March 5-11, 2023

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.

The popularity of the Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookies began to spread during the Second World War, as Massachusetts soldiers received the Toll House cookies as care packages. Eventually, Wakefield started receiving letter requests for her cookie recipe. Soon, the chocolate chip cookie crossed over to the United Kingdom, where the first chocolate cookies were sold by Maryland Cookies.

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.

How far in advance can I prepare chocolate chip cookies?

Homemade chocolate chip cookies can be made 24 to 48 hours before they are needed.

How long can chocolate chip cookies last?

After baking, chocolate chip cookies can last up to seven days at room temperature.

Can you refrigerate chocolate chip cookies?

It is not advisable to refrigerate chocolate chip cookies as the cool air affects the moisture of the cookie. Rather, store the cookies at room temperature or freeze them.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Week Activities

  1. Bake a cookie

    Celebrate Chocolate Chip Cookie Week by baking these delicious treats at home. Try out various recipes online.

  2. Treat your loved ones

    Everyone loves cookies! Surprise your friends and family with a chocolate chip cookie edible arrangement this week and get them to join in on the fun.

  3. Treat Yourself

    Terrible at following recipes? No problem! Head down to a local bakery near you and join in the celebration by treating yourself to a cookie or two.

5 Yummy Facts About Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. It’s eaten with a fork and knife

    Chocolate chip cookies are doused in chocolate syrup and eaten with cutlery in the Middle East.

  2. 84 years

    Chocolate chip cookies have been in existence for over eighty-four years.

  3. Chocolate chips were invented

    Chocolate chips were invented to be used in making chocolate chip cookies.

  4. 30,000 eggs

    The world's largest chocolate chip cookie contains 30,000 eggs.

  5. Butter Drop Do cookies

    Chocolate chip cookies were initially called ‘Butter Do Drop cookies’ before they were changed to ‘Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookies.’

Why We Love Chocolate Chip Cookie Week

  1. It has a long history

    Chocolate chip cookies have been a household favorite since the 1930s. Chocolate Chip Cookie Week celebrates the popularity and variations of these cookies over the years.

  2. We love chocolate chip cookies

    Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies. Regardless of age or gender, everyone enjoys these delicious treats. They’re easy to make and are available worldwide.

  3. A week to try different recipes

    Chocolate chip cookies can be made in many ways and with a variety of ingredients. Chocolate Chip Cookie Week is the perfect opportunity to treat your tastebuds to different kinds of this delicious cookie.

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