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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, Thursday, August 4th!

grandmother, grandfather and granddaughter cooking and kneading dough for cookies at kitchen table, That’s right! AUGUST 4 is the National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day in the US. Would you believe that your favorite chocolate chip cookie was invented by accident?

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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day: Thursday, August 4th!

Knock, knock… Who’s there?… Woo… Woo, who?… It is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

It is almost impossible to resist the taste of warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies and a glass of milk, no matter your age. Of course, the classic recipe for this type of cookie is incredibly delicious, but who would have thought that a whole national holiday would be dedicated to it?

 That’s right! AUGUST 4 is the National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day in the US.

The National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is for enjoying the American most loved cookie and sharing it with loved ones. You can observe the day by baking a batch of your favorite chocolate chip cookies and sharing them with friends and family. You can also opt to grab some from your favorite bakery since many bakeries offer discounts on this holiday.

The History of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Would you believe that your favorite chocolate chip cookie was invented by accident?

 It all happened in 1938 when Ruth Graves Wakefield, the owner, and baker of the Toll House Inn (Whitman, Massachusetts), ran out of baker’s chocolate to make cookies and decided to use the average chocolate bar instead. However, unlike the baker’s chocolate that melts into the cookie dough, the chunks of the regular semi-sweet chocolate did not dissolve in the dough; instead, it filled it with chocolate chunks.

The chocolate “accident” brought a lot of success to Ruth, causing her to establish her own company to sell her new chocolate chip cookies. Initially, Ruth called the chocolate cookies ‘Chocolate Crunch Cookies’, which were the size of a quarter. Many versions of the chocolate chip cookie have come up over time. They comprise different chocolate flavors, something that makes every version unique. Today, chocolate chip cookies are among the most loved treat in American households.

Ruth’s chocolate cookies continued to gain popularity to the extent of Nestle asking to share her recipe on their wrapper in exchange for a lifetime of free cookies, which she accepted.

Kids rolling dough while cooking homemade pastry delicious cookies with pieces of milk chocolate

Mind-blowing Facts about Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. The chocolate chip cookie is the most loved in America. It is so popular that more than 100 million recipes are online for it!
  2. 14% of American adults admit to eating more than 20 chocolate chip cookies in one sitting.
  3. On average, each American eats 18,928 cookies in their lifetime.
  4. Even the pickiest eaters love and enjoy chocolate chip cookies.
  5. 53% of American adults love chocolate chip cookies. This is relatively high compared to 16% who love peanut butter cookies and15% who love oatmeal cookies, among others.
  6. Nestle Toll House cookie is the best-selling chocolate chip brand. It borrowed the name from Toll House restaurant, where Ruth invented it.
  7. You can improve your chocolate chip cookies’ flavor by putting the prepared dough in the refrigerator for about 24-36 hours before baking.
  8. The consumption of chocolate chip cookies rose by 10% after the introduction of Nutritional Facts labels.
  9. The world’s giant chocolate chip cookie weighed 38,000 pounds, contained 30,000 eggs, and was 102 feet in diameter.
  10. Cookie cutters were invented in the 17th century. The first week of December is aside for cookie cutter commemoration.
  11. Americans consume 7 billion chocolate chip cookies every year.
  12. Each American consumes about 300 cookies per year.

Reasons to Celebrate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Are you wondering if there is a need to celebrate the 4th August holiday? The following reasons may motivate you to participate in the unique celebration:

They are so YUMMY! Chocolate chip cookies are so delicious and such a mood booster! There would be no holiday for them if they were not so tasty. Fulfillment comes with every bite of a chocolate chip cookie.

Anyone can make a chocolate chip cookie! We should also celebrate chocolate chip cookies since they are easy to bake or create. You only need a few ingredients before shaping them and baking them in the oven. Serve them warm with a glass of milk, and you will want to celebrate their goodness!

They make Perfect Gifts: You should celebrate Chocolate Chip Cookies Day since they are perfect gifts for most people. No doubt gifting a person a pack of chocolate chip cookies can brighten their day. The gift will make more sense if you give them when there is an event.

Best Ideas and Activities for National Chocolate Cookie Day

Delicious cookies with pieces of milk chocolate on a plate.

1. Bake some Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Baking chocolate chip cookies is the best activity for this holiday. Grab some ingredients from the grocery and try out different recipes for chocolate chip cookies. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to bake; there are numerous instructions and guides you can use to make treaties for your loved ones.

2. Gift your loved ones with their favorite chocolate chip cookies:

Giving brings so much joy, and you can make this day enjoyable by wrapping some chocolate cookies and gifting them to your family and friends. In addition, you can bake some cookies with your children and share them with different people in your community:

  • Deliver a few packs to your local police and fire departments.
  • Share some with your neighbors.
  • Deliver some of your cookies to local nursing home residents.
  • Invite friends over to enjoy some chocolate chip cookies and milk.
  • Freeze some batches of chocolate chip cookies to enjoy a few days after the holiday.

 3. Read Books:

You can learn so many things about chocolate chip cookies through reading. Engage the entire family in a read-aloud activity. You can read anything from informative books about cookies to classic adventure books, or you can read and try out different types of recipes! You can also enjoy the read-aloud moment on any reading material while enjoying your homemade cookies and some milk.

4. Go Bakery-hopping:

You can purchase some chocolate chip cookies from a pastry shop or bakery if you don’t have time to bake some at home. Many bakers give out free samples on such holidays as a marketing strategy to get new customers to buy cookies. You can have a family with your family by visiting all local bakeries to determine ones with free samples or great discounts.

5. Celebrate on Social Media:

You can participate in National Chocolate Cookie Day by sharing recipes and pictures of your baked cookies on your page. You can also let your friends know you are on celebrating by sharing the hashtag #NationalChocolateChipCookieDay

5 Types of Cookies you will Love

There are many types of chocolate cookies; here are some examples:

1. Macarons:

A macaron is a meringue-based sandwich cookie made of almond flour, food coloring, confectioners’ sugar, and egg whites. The sweet cookie-like savories have a crunchy exterior and a soft middle filling. Their bright colors, tempting texture, and bite-sized nature make them irresistible. They are made of jam, buttercream, or ganache and are available in varied flavors.

2. Snickerdoodles:

A snickerdoodle is a cookie made with flour, sugar, butter or oil, salt, and cinnamon sugar. Sometimes eggs are used as an ingredient, with baking soda and tartar added to soften the dough. These cookies are added with cinnamon and sugar and are baked with instant batter.

3. Alfajore:

Alfajores are traditional Argentine pastries made with two melt-in-your-mouth cookies holding a delicious dollop of smooth dulce de leche caramel. The center of alfajore that is filled with sweet goodness can either be filled with dulce de leche (pure caramel), manjar Blanco (a type of caramel cream), honey, or panela (the purest form of sugar cane).

4. Ma’amoul:

This is a filled butter cookie prepared with semolina flour. The filling can be made of dates, dried fruits, or both. Ma’amoul can be made of any shape or decoration, depending on your goal.

5. Madeleines:

Madeleines are petite, bite-sized sponge cookies that are tasty to the mouth and delightful to the eyes. They are characterized by smooth shell shape on one side and humped and ribbed on the other. These buttery sponge cakes have crisp edges and a tender and moist crumb that taste best when still hot.

Different Dates of National Cookie Day Celebrations

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Day – August 4
  • Oreo Cookie Day – March 6
  • Oatmeal Cookie Day – April 30
  • Cookie Dough day – June 21
  • Peanut Butter Cookie Day – June 12
  • Sugar Cookie Day – July 9
  • Homemade Cookies Day – October 1
  • Bake Cookies Day – December 18

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Quotes

  1. A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. – Barbara Johnson
  2. Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies are the main reason I have trust issues. – Woody Paige
  3. One of the best things in life – is warm chocolate chip cookies.- Unknown
  4. I love chocolate chip cookies; anything with chocolate will do! – Laura Wilkinson
  5. In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips. – Salman Rushdie
  6. Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal – Sandra Lee
  7. Fortune cookies are a good idea. If the message is positive, it can make your day a little better – Yao Ming
  8. I will never get tired of making chocolate chip cookies. Never. – Danielle Campbell
  9. Number one, I love making chocolate chip cookies. I mean, it’s fun. It’s exciting. Beyond the fact that I love making them, I love eating them. Debbi Fields
  10. “A cookie a day keeps the sadness away. An entire jar of cookies a day brings it back.”—Anonymous

JUST for LAUGHS!  5 Hilarious Cookie Jokes

  1. Why did the cookie go to the doctorHe was feeling crummy!
  2. What do you call it when two cookies from the same sheet fall in love? A match made in heaven
  3. I tried to start an online bakery. But I accidentally deleted all my cookies.
  4. How do you make a baby computer cry? Delete his cookies!
  5. Why did the baker get homesick? He tossed his cookies.

Frequently Asked Questions

How did the National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day come into being?

It is still unclear how the National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day came into existence; most likely, it was triggered by Americans’ love for their staple cookie.

How should I store chocolate Chip Cookies?

The best way to store these types of cookies is by putting them in an airtight container at room temperature for at least three days. After that, you can freeze them to stay fresh for longer. Most candies remain fresh and with the original taste and texture for about three weeks if stored in a tightly covered jar in a cool, dry place.

For how long can I keep a chocolate Chip Cookie fresh?

Freshly baked cookies can remain in good condition for up to three weeks if stored in a tightly covered container at room temperature.

What are the ingredients of the original chocolate chip cookie recipe?

flour
baking soda
salt
butter, softened
granulated sugar
brown sugar
vanilla extract
eggs
Chocolate Chips

We saved the best for last: Preparing the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie.

The following is an exclusive recipe for preparing the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie as printed on their chocolate chip bags. This type of cookie is named after the Toll Inn House which Ruth originally invented.

The following is an exclusive recipe for preparing the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie as printed on their chocolate chip bags. This type of cookie is named after the Toll Inn House which Ruth originally invented.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2  1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • About 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Nestle Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

INSTRUCTIONS:

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.

  • Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl until creamy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  • Stir in morsels.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack: Makes 4 dozen bars.

  • You may store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 8 weeks.

FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (5,200 feet): Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups. Add 2 teaspoons of water with flour and reduce granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cups each.   Bake drop cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and pan cookies for 17 to 19 minutes.

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