Ruth Graves Wakefield Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ruth was born on June 17, 1903.

She wrote a book called Toll House Tried and True Recipes.

She married Kenneth Donald Wakefield when she was 23 years old.

She made the chocolate chip cookie by accident.

She got the name Toll House from the hotel she owned at that current time.

Ruth Graves Wakefield invented chocolate chip cookies

The chocolate chip cookie was invented in 1938.

Ruth went to Framingham State University.

They were first called Butterdrop Do Cookies.

Today, over 7 billion cookies are eaten with 50% being homemade

May 15th and August 4th are National Chocolate Chip Days


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