National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day: 6 Recipes to Celebrate

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May 15 is chocolate chip cookie day.

intro: 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.

quicklist:1 title: Michael Symon's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies url: text: 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 media: 17292770

quicklist:2 title: Hershey's Kisses Chocolate Chip Cookies text: There's a sweet surprise inside this chocolate chip cookie.

Recipe: Hershey's Kisses Chocolate Chip Cookies media: 17260200

quicklist:3 title: Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookies text: The combination of white chocolate chips and nuts makes this decadent cookie a big hit, courtesy of Beth Leonard of Stew Leonard's.

Recipe: Beth Leonard's Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookies media: 15067250

quicklist:4 title: Low-Cal Chocolate Chip Cookies text: 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!

Recipe: Rocco's Low-Cal Chocolate Chip Cookies media: 10045269

quicklist:5 title: Woodruff Family Chocolate Chip Cookies text: 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.

Recipe: Woodruff Family Chocolate Chip Cookies media: 10045269

quicklist:6 title: Emeril's Gluten-Free Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies url: text: 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 media: 17962781