National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
About National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
When is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day? This holiday is always celebrated on August 4
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is today. On this August 4 holiday, it may be blisteringly hot outdoors. But, put on your apron and fire up the oven, for this is a day to bake dozens and dozens of chocolate chip cookies. And, then eat them, of course!
It’s real easy to celebrate this sweet day. Eat lots and lots of Chocolate chip cookies. Store-bought or homemade chocolate chip cookies are all okay. If you are a baker, celebrate this day, by pulling out your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes (yes, I said “recipes”). Bake as many cookies as you can. If this day falls on a workday, it is perfectly fine to bake the cookies the night before, as long as you bring some in to work for your fellow workers.
To celebrate this day, bakeries and grocery stores often offer a free chocolate chip cookie to patrons. Some offer discounts on the purchase of them.
Did You Know? Americans eat on average 18,928 cookies (all kinds) in their lifetimes.
The chocolate chip cookie was invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield from Massachusetts, in 1938. Her husband ran the Toll House Inn, resulting in her cookies being called “Toll House “cookies. Nestlé’s bought the rights to the name, and the rest is history!
How to Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
There are many ways to have a successful National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Here are some suggestions:
- Bake chocolate cookies.
- Try a new recipe.
- Put a plate of them on the kitchen table and watch them disappear.
- Bring a plate of them to a neighbor, a family member, or a friend.
- Bring them to work to share with co-workers.
“Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience.” – – Mark Twain
History and Origin of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
Our research easily found Ruth Graves Wakefield, the creator of the Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. But, we did not find the creator of this special day….yet.
This is referred to as a “National” day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. It seems that many of the food and candy-related days have tagged on the word “national” onto the title. We suspect amid a sugar high, the creators got a little excited, and a wee bit carried away.
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