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Who invented the chocolate chip cookie?
Ruth Wakefield invented the chocolate chip cookie in 1924.
Ruth and her husband ran a tourist lodge. Ruth made very good desserts for her guests.
One day she did not have powdered cocoa for her favourite cookie recipe. Instead, she found a chocolate bar. She cut it up in small pieces.
She thought the pieces would melt.
The chopped up chocolate bar did not melt. The small pieces only softened. The result was a chocolate chip cookie. They were a big success.
Follow this simple recipe on the next page and make your own chocolate chip cookies.