Chocolate Chip Cookie – United States
A chocolate chip cookie is a type of cookie that has chocolate chips or chocolate morsels as its main ingredient. It is typically made from a dough of flour, butter, brown and white sugar with semi-sweet chocolate chips, eggs, and vanilla. This American cookie staple can be traced back to Ruth Graves Wakefield, a popular American chef and head of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, and her assistant Sue Brides.
Creating the first chocolate chip cookie around 1938, Ruth Graves Wakefield broke a Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate bar into the cookie recipe. This simple baking trick became the foundation of chocolate chip cookies in America. It soon became popularized in American homes when she released a cookbook called the True Recipes, which included the first chocolate chip cookie.