National Chocolate Chip Day
Can you think of anything that can make everything better than chocolate? The chocolate chip is the ultimate in chocolate portability. They are easy to carry around and can be used in so many ways! You can make any cookie more delicious by adding chocolate chips! Add chocolate chips to any cookie! (Oatmeal, Macadamia, Peanut Butter? All cookies are better when they have chocolate chips! National Chocolate Chip Day is a celebration of these incredible culinary inventions and all they can do.
It all began at the Toll House Inn, a small place that you might recognize. It is located in Whitman, Massachusetts and home to the most beloved cookie, the chocolate chip cookie. Ruth Graves Wakefield originally wanted to make a chocolate cookie but decided to add chunks from a chocolate bar. It turned out that the chocolate didn’t melt or mix with the rest, but retained its shape and filled the cookie with little chocolate pieces.
The Toll House Cookie Company was founded, thus the chocolate chip cookie! Since then, new varieties of chocolate chip have been added: white chocolate chip and mint chocolate chips, milk chocolate, bittersweet, dark chocolate, and even dark chocolate. These varieties are being combined with delicious new recipes to create amazing new treats that you will love!
It didn’t happen immediately from chocolate bar to chocolate chips, but there was some innovation in the middle. Nestle decided to include Ms. Wakefield‚Äôs recipe on their wrapper after the success of her cookies. They paid her a lifetime supply of chocolate! A lifetime supply of chocolate! We think it sounds like an amazing deal! Nestle, along with at least one other company, added a chopping instrument to make the bars into cookies. This was true right up to 1941, when they began selling them as chocolate chips‚Äô or chocolate morsels’.
Original chocolate chips were semi-sweet. We have so many inventions today. Semi-sweet chocolate is still very popular. We also have white and dark swirled chocolates, milk chocolate, dark choc, bittersweet chocolate chips, and white chocolate. When it comes to baking with this ingredient, your imagination is limitless.
First, remember that National Chocolate Chip Day doesn’t just focus on cookies. It also includes all the other things you can add chocolate chips to! You can add chocolate chips to many delicious creations including muffins, cakes, pies and granola bars. Our favorite way to enjoy chocolate chip is, we’ll admit it. Take one handful of chocolate chips out of the bag.
You can add chocolate chips to your meals if you are truly committed to this cause. Add chocolate chips to your breakfast cereal, or make chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast! Add chocolate chips to yogurt for lunch! As a snack, you can enjoy a delicious chocolate chip muffin or cookie for lunch. After dinner, enjoy some chocolate chip ice-cream to end the day! You only have one day in the year so make sure you enjoy it!
You can find many exciting National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day recipes on the Internet. Chocolate chip cookie dough pops are a favorite recipe of ours. Here’s how you can make them.