Do you have ever wonder who invented chocolate chip cookies? Well it was a chef named Ruth Graves Wakefield and she invented them in 1938 when she owned the Toll House Inn (yes the chocolate chips were named after her inn) located in Whitman, Massachusetts. The Toll House Inn was a very popular restaurant and it featured home cooking. It is often reported Ruth invented the cookies by accident hoping the chocolate would melt so she can make regular plain old chocolate cookies. In fact she invented the chocolate chip cookie by adding chocolate chips to the cookie batter. She said her restaurant was serving a thin butterscotch nut cookie with ice cream and everybody seemed to love it but she was trying to give them something different so she came up with the chocolate chip cookie recipe. All she did was add chopped up bits from Nestle's semi-sweet chocolate bar into the cookie mix. The original is called "Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookies". Miss Ruth gave Nestle the recipe for her cookies and was paid with a lifetime supply of chocolate from the company. Don't seem right does it?
Now if you're busy and you have no time to make those cookies there is an easy alternative chocolate chip cookie recipe. it's technically a food hack and it's called 'chocolate chip cookies from a cake mix'. They're not as delicious as the Toll House ones but they are good and if you're in a pinch for time hey a chocolate chip cookie is a chocolate chip cookie :-).