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The History of A Classic - Chocolate Chip Cookies

​The chocolate chip cookie is a beloved treat that has become a staple in households and bakeries around the world. But, have you ever wondered about the history of this delicious dessert? Here's a look at the history of the chocolate chip cookie:

The Beginning: The chocolate chip cookie was invented by Ruth Wakefield, who ran the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts in the 1930s. One day, while making her traditional butter cookies, she realized she was out of baker's chocolate. She substituted it with broken pieces of a chocolate bar and the chocolate chip cookie was born.

The Toll House: The Toll House Inn was a popular destination for travelers and it quickly became known for its chocolate chip cookies. The cookies were so popular that Wakefield began to sell the chocolate chips to her guests.

The Recipe: In 1939, Wakefield published the recipe for the chocolate chip cookie in her cookbook "Toll House Tried and True Recipes". The recipe was an instant hit and soon became one of the most popular recipes in the country.

Nestle: In 1939, Andrew Nestle, the founder of Nestle, heard about the chocolate chip cookie and contacted Ruth Wakefield to see if he could use her recipe on his packages of Nestle chocolate chips. She agreed and in return, Nestle promised her a lifetime supply of chocolate.

National Recognition: The chocolate chip cookie continued to grow in popularity, and in 1997, it was declared the "Official State Cookie" of Massachusetts. The chocolate chip cookie is now one of the most popular and recognizable treats in the world.

Variations: Over time, many variations of the chocolate chip cookie have been created, including different types of chocolate, nuts, and flavors. Today, you can find chocolate chip cookies in a variety of forms, from the traditional drop cookie to the chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.

The chocolate chip cookie is a beloved treat that has a rich history. It was invented by Ruth Wakefield in the 1930s and has since become one of the most popular and recognizable desserts in the world. It is even recognized nationally every year on August 4th, National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Today, you can find a variety of chocolate chip cookie variations, but the classic recipe remains one of our all-time favorites!



Simply Decadent is a premier dessert bakery located in Bellbrook, Ohio. Founded in 2017 by three amazing women, Simply Decadent has established itself as a destination for fresh baked, great tasting, beautiful desserts that are customized to the client. While any dessert is within reach, Simply Decadent focuses on Birthday cakes, Wedding cakes, Special Occasion Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies, and various Dessert Bars! Combining personalized service with years of experience, the owners of Simply Decadent treat your special events like their own. To learn more about owners Jackie, Adonica, and Debby, and the history of Simply Decadent, click here.

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