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Chip Chip Hooray Its National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Whomever came up with the idea of putting tiny bits, or "chips" of chocolate in cookies is a GENIUS! (we will tell you who that person is, shortly) And since today IS National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, we thought we'd share some love for what is arguably the most American cookie there is!  
 Chip, chip hooray!  Let's start with the genius behind the Chocolate Chip Cookie.
So let's give credit where credit is due: to Ruth Wakefield for accidentally discovering the Chocolate Chip Cookie...by accident!  Ruth was co-owner of the Toll House Inn in Whitfield, Mass.
  In 1938, while making cookies for her guests she decided to use some pieces of a Nestle Chocolate bar in her recipe.  Of course, the combination was such a hit that Nestle purchased the recipe and started a line of...you guessed it, Nestle's TollHouse Cookies!
So how should you celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day?  If you are a Haymeadow Resident, stop by the Lease Office during business hours today, Aug. 4th and get a Trefzger's chocolate chip cookie!  (one per resident, while supplies last)
  If you aren't a resident, you can still get a chocolate chip cookie!  According to Fortune.com, you can visit any DoubleTree Hotel (just walk in!), a Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip, Houlihan's, or BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse. (there are restrictions, of course)  And if you still are unable to avail yourself of a free cookie...you can always visit the grocery store and purchase a tube of ready-to-bake cookie dough.  Just don't eat it raw!
   Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!  And as always, thanks for stopping by, reading and sharing!