Thursday, May 15, 2014

Chocolate Chip Day

Today is Chocolate Chip Day.  Yes, it is!

From Wikipedia:  Chocolate chips are a required ingredient in chocolate chip cookies, which were invented in 1937 when Ruth Graves Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in the town of Whitman, Massachusetts added cut-up chunks of a semi-sweet Nestlé chocolate bar to a cookie recipe. The cookies were a huge success, and Wakefield reached an agreement in 1939 with Nestlé to add her recipe to the chocolate bar's packaging in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate. Initially, Nestlé included a small chopping tool with the chocolate bars. In 1941 Nestlé and one or more of its competitors started selling the chocolate in chip (or "morsel") form. The Nestlé brand Toll House cookies is named for the inn.

I don't know if I'll be baking any, though.  Handy already made a batch himself this week. Well, it was on Sunday, Mother's Day, and I was damned if I was going to do any more cooking than I already had. He did an OK job with the cookies but I think he throws everything in the mixer at once and the chips seemed to get a little broken.

You know my son Frank is famous for his oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.  But I don't know if I'm allowed to share his secret recipe.

There is always the original Toll House recipe.

Or a very happy pancake.

I'm not sure about Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Roll Cookies.

A co-worker always made the best Magic Cookie Bars.

If you crave sweet and salty, how about Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips.

Here are some more unusual ideas.

Enjoy your chocolate chips today.


Common Household Mom said...

Well, in honor of the day I might just have to abandon my to-do list of sensible thing,s and make c.c. cookies!

Cassi Renee said...

Now I want cc cookies and we don't have a working oven! Boo!

Jen on the Edge said...

We here in my house are fans of the original Tollhouse recipe.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I don't think it's possible to beat your son's recipe. His cookies are delicious!