0 Happy National Chocolate Chip Day!

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
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Whitman Massachusetts Toll House
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May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day!

Did you know? Chocolate chips were an accidental invention...

The story dates back to the 1930s, when Kenneth and Ruth Graves Wakefield purchased the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. In keeping with tradition, Mrs. Wakefield often baked for guests at her inn.

One day in 1937, while experimenting with the Butter Drop Do, a favorite Colonial cookie, Mrs. Wakefield cut a bar of Nestlé® chocolate into tiny bits and added them to her cookie dough. She expected them to melt, but instead, the "chocolate chips" held their shape. The ooey, gooey discovery was eventually dubbed the Toll House® Cookie.

Celebrate this delicious food holiday with a homemade batch...
Original Nestle® Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookies (yields 5 dozen)

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large egg
1 (12 ounce) package NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
3. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

(Thanks Allrecipes!)

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