The Original Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

Chocolate chip cookies were first made by a New England dietitian, Ruth Wakefield, some time in the late 1920s. Wakefield and her husband were the proprietors of an inn that had originally been a way station between Boston and New Bedford, and that’s how both the inn and the cookies came to bear the Toll House name. The story goes that Wakefield added cut-up chunks of chocolate to a brown