The invention of the chocolate chip cookie wasn’t an accident

For some reason people seem to think the chocolate chip cookie was invented by accident either because the baker ran out of ingredients or due to some kitchen equipment issue. The truth is Ruth Wakefield of the Toll House restaurant created them on purpose, specifically because she thought people would like them.

It seems old fashioned now, but when Ruth created the cookie, the idea of adding candy to a baked good was actually revolutionary. It’s one of the reasons the recipe became so popular, Ruth was on to something and she knew it.

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