Chocolate chips which were invented in 1937 when a woman named Ruth Wakefield of the Toll House Inn added cut-up chunks of a semi-sweet Nestle chocolate bar to a cookie recipe. The cookies were a huge success, and Wakefield reached an agreement in 1939 with Nestlé to add her recipe to the chocolate bar's packaging in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate. Today, chocolate chips are very popular as a baking ingredient in the United States and the chocolate chip cookie is regarded as a quintessential American
dessert. Chocolate chips are also available in Europe, Australia, and other parts of the world. Nestlé and The Hershey Company are among the top
producers of chocolate chips.
So, I say we celebrate the day with a Chocolate chip cookie or this wonderful recipe for
Chocolate Chip Scones
2 Cups Flour
1/4 C sugar
1/2 C butter
1TBLS baking powder
3/4 C milk
1 1/2 C Chocolate Chips
Combine dry ingredients, cut in butter with a pastry blender until pea sized, add beaten egg, milk and chocolate chips until well blended. Pat dough into a round shape and cut into 8 wedges. Bake on a greased cooke sheet 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes till lightly browned and ice with your favorite chocolate icing. Enjoy!