May 15, 2013 -- 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:1title: Michael Symon's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookiesurl: 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 Saltmedia: 17292770
quicklist:2title: Hershey's Kisses Chocolate Chip Cookiestext: There's a sweet surprise inside this chocolate chip cookie.
Recipe: Hershey's Kisses Chocolate Chip Cookiesmedia: 17260200
quicklist:3title: Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookiestext: 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 Cookiesmedia: 15067250
quicklist:4title: Low-Cal Chocolate Chip Cookiestext: 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 Cookiesmedia: 10045269
quicklist:5title: Woodruff Family Chocolate Chip Cookiestext: 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 Cookiesmedia: 10045269
quicklist:6title: Emeril's Gluten-Free Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookiesurl: 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 Cookiesmedia: 17962781