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Lancaster County company talks about National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

  • Aniya Faulcon
Cookies can be quite safely baked at home, then packaged and dropped off at a friend or family's doorstep.

Rose Wong for NPR

Cookies can be quite safely baked at home, then packaged and dropped off at a friend or family's doorstep.

Airdate: August 4, 2022

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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is today and many don’t know the recipe started from what was believed to be a mistake.

In the 1930s Ruth Wakefield invited the chocolate crunch cookie recipe in the Toll House Inn, which was a popular restaurant in Massachusetts that she owned with her husband.

There are popular myths that Wakefield unexpectedly ran out of bakers’ chocolate or nuts for a regular ice-cream cookie recipe and replaced them with pieces of a bar of Nestle bittersweet chocolate. Some believe chocolate accidentally fell into cookie batter and others, that Ruth strategically developed the chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Whatever the real story is, the chocolate chip cookie’s popularity soared as soon as it hit the scene, as the richness and comfort it provided during the Great Depression and World War II was needed for American soldiers and civilians alike.

Doug and Sarah Taylor, CEOs and founders of Taylor Chip, said chocolate chip cookies are important in today’s society where people are facing COVID-19, inflation, and other hardships.

“It’s definitely a comfort food,” Doug said. “There’s so much recognition with it. Everybody’s grandmother made a version of the chocolate chip.  Whether it was the toll house chocolate chip or whatever, you grew up with a version of that cookie. There’s just a lot of memories associated with the chocolate chip cookie.”

Although Taylor Chip sells a wide variety of cookie flavors now, Doug said the chocolate chip cookie is the best.

To visit or learn more about Taylor Chip visit taylorchip.com

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