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The National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is one of the most anticipated days by people of all ages across the United States. It is celebrated on the 4th of August each year. After all, the chocolate chip cookie is something that no person, no matter his or her age, can resist, and it comes as no surprise that the chocolate chip is regarded as America’s favourite cookie! Before we go further, let us get to know more about the same.
History of the National Chocolate Chip Day
“World has become a much better place to live since the times cookies have started to be cooked.”
It is a fascinating story as to how the chocolate chip cookie came to be. Like many other great things that are discovered, this one too was discovered or invented by accident. It was created by Ms. Ruth Graves Wakefield back in the year of 1938 in an inn known as the Toll House, in Whitman County, Massachusetts, USA.
She actually planned on making regular chocolate cookies but on that particular day, she thought of throwing in a chocolate bar, but that bar did not mix and instead, the chocolate pieces scattered around throughout the cookie, and Ta Da! The Chocolate Chip cookie emerged.
It was not late, before the chocolate chip factory by the name of the Toll House Company came up, that made chocolate chip cookies both in white and dark chocolate. Very soon, this Toll House Company began to get more and more famous and attracted the attention of Nestle, and Ruth Graves handed them the recipe. And as we know it, the rest is history…
The real boost to the popularity of the Chocolate Chip came when it was created as an ice cream recipe known as Chocolate Chip Dough ice cream in 1984, and as you would have guessed by now, it was an instant hit, so much so that it has been taken by all the world’s best companies and included it in their primary line-up.
A little-known fact is that in 1987, a person name Matt Nader associated with the Blue Chip Cookie Company created National Cookie Day and he popularly said that “It’s just like having National Secretaries Day… It will just be a fun thing to do”.
Then in 1991, Massachusetts recognized the chocolate chip cookie as its official state cookie.
Naturally, over time many variations of this day came up, one of which is the National Chocolate Cookie Day.
Traditions Followed on the National Chocolate Cookie Day
Actually, to be brutally honest, chocolate cookies themselves are a tradition, and eating one is an occasion in itself, and I think we all have some fond and great memories involving chocolate chip cookies. From the tasty treats that our grandma fed us to the munching that we did along with our buddies in high school or college or along with our colleagues at work, during break time.
Traditionally, you can perform the following activities as part of the traditions on National Chocolate Cookie Day.
- Bake cookies yourself. You can use the recipes that we have added in the later part of this article.
- Gift cookies to your friends and family members.
- Go in search of bakeries with the best chocolate chip cookies and satisfy your taste buds.
- Take snaps of the chocolate chip cookies you are trying and share them on social media, with the following hashtags:
- #NationalChocolateChipCookieDay#ChocolateChipCookieDay #ChocChipCookies #ChocolateChipCookiesRecipe #ChocolateChipParty
Recipe for you to Enjoy this National Chocolate Chip Day
Ingredients for the Chocolate Cookie Recipe:
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 tbsp vanilla essence
- 2 large eggs
- 3 cups flour
- ½ tbsp baking soda and baking powder
- 3 cups chocolate chips
Steps to prepare your favourite Chocolate Chip recipe:
- Take flour in a bowl. Add the egg yolks, vanilla essence and baking powder and baking soda and make a mixture. Level it with a knife.
- Cream together butter and sugar. Just make sure that the butter is soft, that is to say at room temperature.
- Then, add the chocolate chips to the mixture. Please make sure that the chocolate chips are evenly distributed throughout the mixture. Beat the mixture to form a dough.
- The chocolate chip dough should be non-gooey and easy to roll. It should not be sticky, dry, or crumbly.
- Roll the dough, ideally use an ice cream scoop to roll it.
- At this point, you can choose to bake or freeze the dough.
Here are some points to take care of while preparing your favourite chocolate chip cookies:
- Avoid over-mixing the dough as that would make the cookies crumbly or even worse, flat and appear as they have spread.
- Do not overheat, if you are going for baked cookies instead of frozen ones.
- Do avoid using expired products
- Also, please take in mind that you do not use more flour than what is needed.
- Please cream the butter and the sugar for a longer period of time
One more thing we'd like to mention, but since it's been the most beneficial point in terms of increasing productivity, is that using a wooden cutting board is extremely beneficial, as it prevents you from accidentally blunting or breaking your knife while you're beating the dough, etc. Using a wooden cutting board also allows you to keep everything tidy and within reach. Also it can be a great idea to serve your chocolate chip cookie.
Well with that, it’s time to wrap it up, Hope you would have enjoyed reading about the chocolate cookie in a way you never would have even thought, especially in terms of its history, why the national chocolate chip cookie day is celebrated, what is the best recipe for a chocolate chip cookie to be prepared at home this 4th of August and some tips to help you not to spoil the cookie that you have baked by investing your heart, mind, and money.
May you enjoy the delicious chocolate chip cookies made with love, which will brighten your day. Have a Very Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.