Who Invented the Chocolate Chip Cookie?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 4:29:38 AM ET
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While there are conflicting origin stories for the chocolate chip cookie, the inventor, Ruth Graves Wakefield, has never been in doubt. In the 1930s, she created her recipe while running a tourist lodge with her husband in Whitman, Massachusetts. The lodge was called the Toll House Inn, and Nestle would eventually buy the recipe from Wakefield for a quite a deal: $1 and an unlimited supply of bittersweet chocolate.

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