It's National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!
Half of all cookies sold today in the U.S. are chocolate chip, but the popular cookies were actually invented by accident. The story goes that in 1930, Ruth Graves Wakefield mixed semi-sweet chocolate chunks into a batch of Butter Drop Do sugar cookies that she was baking for guests at the Toll House Inn, in Whitman, Mass., according to Nestle. The chocolate was a welcome addition and the chocolate chip cookie we've come to know and love was born and became a hit.
Whether you're a chocolate chip cookie monster or just have the occasional sweet tooth, these recipes will satisfy your craving for the crunchy or chewy cookie variety.
|Michael Symon's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies|
The secret to "The Chew" chef Michael Symon's chocolate chocolate chip cookies? A hint of sea salt.
Recipe: Michael Symon's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt
|Hershey's Kisses Chocolate Chip Cookies|
There's a sweet surprise inside this chocolate chip cookie.
|Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookies|
The combination of white chocolate chips and nuts makes this decadent cookie a big hit, courtesy of Beth Leonard of Stew Leonard's.
|Low-Cal Chocolate Chip Cookies|
Rocco DiSpirito's low-cal chocolate chip cookies have three kind of chocolate to pack in the flavor with fewer calories, the "Now Eat This!" chef boasts. Now you can indulge without guilt!
|Woodruff Family Chocolate Chip Cookies|
ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff's mom, Frannie, is known in the family for her chocolate chip cookies. Bob and Lee Woodruff shared the secret family recipe on "GMA" back in 2008.
|Emeril's Gluten-Free Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies|
Try these gluten-free peanut butter-chocolate chip cookies from Emeril. You'd never know they're gluten-free!
Recipe: Emeril's Gluten-Free Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies