TIL that Ruth Wakefield, the first person to ever make a chocolate chip cookie, made it by accident. She assumed that the chocolate chips would melt from the baking process and create a chocolate infused cookie, but they softened and retained their individual form.

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  1. All hail Ruth Wakefield! I made chocolate chip cookies yesterday and gave them out to some retail people/friends who are aways good guys in spite of low wages. There’s nothing like a still hot cookie crumbling in your mouth

  2. I’ve always had a hard time believing this story. If she’s been baking for a while, she would know that cold chocolate pieces wouldn’t incorporate with the dough.

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