Eat up! It's Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Eat up! It's Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
Posted at 7:36 AM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 05:34:49-04

(CNN) - It's National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.

Aug. 4 gets designated as the official celebration of the ubiquitous sweet treat.

We have Toll House Inn owner Ruth Wakefield to thank for the creation of chocolate chip cookies.

In the 1930s, she was baking cookies for her guests when she decided to alter the recipe using small pieces of a Nestle chocolate bar. The Toll House cookie recipe was a hit and was eventually bought by the Nestle company and printed on its packages.

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