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Chocolate Chip Cookie Week

Indulge in the sweet delight of Chocolate Chip Cookie Week - an entire week dedicated to the most beloved treat. Let's bake, eat, and repeat!
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March 3
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Let's indulge our sweet tooth in celebration of Chocolate Chip Cookie Week, beginning on March 3! What could be more joyous than a whole week dedicated to honoring the renowned chunk of sweetness? The chocolate chip cookie, invented in the 1930s by Ruth Wakefield at her Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, has since become a beloved sweet treat across the globe. Grab your aprons and baking sheets, as we're all set for a week full of baking, eating, and repeating this delightful treat! Let the smell of warm, fresh out-of-the-oven cookies fill your kitchen, reminding us why this simple dessert has stolen the hearts of dessert enthusiasts worldwide. Here's to the humble chocolate chip cookie that has sweetened our lives and memories!

History of Chocolate Chip Cookie Week

Chocolate Chip Cookie Week Dates

Chocolate Chip Cookie Week Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Chocolate Chip Cookies</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ruth Wakefield invents the chocolate chip cookie at her Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1939</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Nestle Toll House Brand</div><div class='timeline-text'>Nestlé acquires Toll House cookie recipe from Ruth Wakefield and launches the Nestle Toll House brand.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1956</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix</div><div class='timeline-text'>Betty Crocker introduces the first pre-mixed chocolate chip cookie mix.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1971</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Almond Joy Cookie Recipe</div><div class='timeline-text'>Almond Joy candy inspires a new variation of the chocolate chip cookie, bringing more flavors into the fold.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1997</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Official State Cookie</div><div class='timeline-text'>The chocolate chip cookie is declared the official state cookie of Massachusetts, recognising its birthplace and contribution to food culture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Chocolate Chip Cookie Week</div><div class='timeline-text'>Chocolate Chip Cookie Week is first observed, turning the simple act of baking cookies into a week-long celebration.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Chocolate Chip Cookie Week

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Bake a variety of cookies</h3><p class='facts-text'>Embrace the week by trying different recipes for chocolate chip cookies. There’s traditional, chewy, crispy, gluten-free, vegan, double chocolate - the list is endless.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Organize a cookie swap</h3><p class='facts-text'>Spread the love by hosting a cookie swap with friends and family. Everyone bakes their favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and brings enough to share. You'll come away with a variety of cookies to sample!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Have a baking party</h3><p class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a fun day of baking. You can each bring your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe or try out new ones together. Don’t forget the milk for dunking!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Deliver cookies to a local charity</h3><p class='facts-text'>Spread the joy by baking extra batches and delivering them to a local charity, hospital or fire station. It's a sweet gesture that will warm hearts as well as taste buds.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Experiment with variations</h3><p class='facts-text'>Jazz up your traditional chocolate chip cookies by adding new ingredients. Add nuts for crunch, M&M's for extra chocolatey goodness, or even a sprinkle of sea salt to enhance the sweet flavors!</p></div></div>

Why We Love Chocolate Chip Cookie Week

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Baking brings joy and comfort</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There is something warm and comforting about baking, especially when we're preparing our favorite treats like chocolate chip cookies. The process is almost therapeutic, and there's a great sense of accomplishment in creating something delicious from scratch. During Chocolate Chip Cookie Week, we look forward to immersing ourselves in the process of making wonderful batches of this beloved treat!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Chance for a sweet show of community spirit</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether we’re organizing cookie swaps, throwing baking parties, or delivering cookies to local charities, Chocolate Chip Cookie Week offers many opportunities to engage with others and spread happiness in our communities. It's more than enjoying a treat - it's using that treat as a vehicle for connection, generosity, and shared enjoyment.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Opportunity to get creative and experimental</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With countless variants and possible add-ons, we never get bored of baking chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate Chip Cookie Week is our chance to experiment with different recipes, try out new ingredients, and get creative in the kitchen. From traditional recipes, to vegan or gluten-free options, to adventurous mix-ins like nuts and extra chocolate - there's always something new to try!</p></div></div>

5 Delicious Facts About Chocolate Chip Cookies

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The world's biggest chocolate chip cookie weighed over 40,000 lbs</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 2003, the Immaculate Baking Company baked the world's largest chocolate chip cookie in Flat Rock, North Carolina. It measured 102 feet in diameter and weighed 40,000 pounds. Now that's a lot of cookie!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The first chocolate chip cookies were sold for a quarter each</h3><p class='facts-content'>After inventing the recipe, Ruth Wakefield began to sell cookies at her Toll House Inn. They were priced at just twenty-five cents each (adjusted for inflation) and quickly gained local popularity.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Chocolate chips were invented for use in the cookie</h3><p class='facts-content'>Nestlé began producing chocolate chips, known as 'Toll House Morsels’, to ensure bakers could easily recreate the famous cookie recipe after it was published on the back of their packaging.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Toll House traded lifetime supply of chocolate for the cookie recipe</h3><p class='facts-content'>When Ruth Wakefield sold her chocolate chip cookie recipe to Nestle, she asked for a lifetime supply of Nestlé chocolate in return. Seems like a fair trade!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Chocolate chip cookies were part of US soldiers' rations in WWII</h3><p class='facts-content'>During World War II, chocolate chip cookies were included in US soldiers' rations, a comforting taste of home. Soldiers overseas shared them with soldiers from other countries, which helped the cookie gain worldwide popularity.</p></div></div>

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