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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Chips Ahoy! THINS cookies unveiled a larger-than-life cookie jar, with a super thin twist at the Time Warner Center in New York City for one day only. The jar showcases two new flavor additions - Double Chocolate and Oatmeal - and gives fans the opportunity to guess how many cookies are in the jar for a chance to win a years supply of Chips Ahoy! THINS

Mmmmm, chocolate chip cookies. Americans literally consume billions of them a year and it’s time to celebrate. Not that we need an excuse to eat them, however, August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.

Do you know the origins of the chocolate chip cookie? It allegedly happened at the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts. While Ruth Graves Whitman was baking cookies for the restaurant one day, she decided to throw in some chunks of chocolate, supposing they would melt. However, they did not.

The famous Toll House Cookie Company emerged from this delicious mistake or experiment. So did the chocolate chip cookie. Now anyone can bake them thanks to the recipe on the bag of Nestle Toll House Chips.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Deals

To celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, many restaurants are offering deals, there are even reports of some freebies.

If you purchase cookie dough flautas at Tijuana Flats, you’ll get double points if you are a Rewards Member. Tate’s Bake Shop is offering 20% of online orders if you use the code “COOKIEDAY.”

Cookie Dough

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 27: Cookie Dough Ice Cream Balls at the YouTube and Catch’n Ice Cream Grand Opening Celebration on July 27, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for YouTube and Catch’n Ice Cream )

Part of the fun of making.Chocolate chip cookies is eating the dough straight from the bowl. The dough has taken on a life of its own. Now mixed in ice cream, it’s one of the most popular flavors.  According to Yelp, here are a few of the best places to find that ice cream in Southwest Florida.

There are literally billions of chocolate chip cookies eaten in the U.S. every year, nearly half are homemade. The smell of cookies baking is comforting. It fills you with anticipation.  Finally, they come out of the oven and you put that warm chocolate chip cookie into your mouth. It’s in that moment, even if it’s just a moment, everything in the world feels right. Mmmmm, chocolate chip cookies.


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