The chocolate chip cookie was created by Ruth Graves Wakefield in the late 1930’s. Ruth and her husband ran the Toll House restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts. This is where the chocolate chip cookie began. We know where, when, and who created the chocolate chip cookie, but we don’t know why it was created. There are many rumors about the reason for the creation of the chocolate chip cookie, but we don’t know if any of them are true or not. Some say it was an accident. Some say she ran out of ingredients. We know one thing for sure. She created a legendary cookie and the reason will most likely remain a mystery.
This winter as you spend time with family and friends celebrating the holidays, sled riding or just enjoying your favorite winter activity, enjoy that Chocolate chip cookie, and remember its history along with the person who invented it. Ruth Graves Wakefield.