May 15th is National Chocolate
As if you needed another reason to bake a batch of chocolate chip
cookies, here comes National Chocolate Chip Day on May 15th!
Chocolate Chip Origins
Chocolate chips were created in 1937 by
Ruth Graves Wakefield
when she chopped up some chocolate and baked the pieces in a batch
of cookies. The cookies became extremely popular, and in 1939
Nestle began producing
Toll House Chocolate Chips.
Chocolate Chip Celebrations
I will be celebrating National Chocolate Chip Day by baking
several batches of chocolate chip cookies. I won't be hoarding
all of the cookies I bake though. I plan to make enough so we
can spread the joy of this wonderful day to our neighbors and
I've listed a few of the ways we celebrate National Chocolate
Chip Day below. Choose one for your family this year or
brainstorm a new way to enjoy the classic American chocolate chip
1. Divide your chocolate chip cookies into individual
portions, such as two cookies. Place them in a ziploc bag with
a card that says Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day! Enjoy!
You can then hand these bags of treats out at work, school and to
2. Have a chocolate chip cookie parade! My kids each
made 2 huge chocolate chip cookies from posterboard. I
connected them with string, and they wore their chocolate chip
cookie costumes as they marched around the neighborhood giving out
the real cookies they helped make.
3. Celebrate quietly by just having chocolate chip cookies
as a snack or for dessert. Talk about how your family enjoys
chocolate chip cookies or how you enjoyed them when you were a kid.
4. Invite family and friends over for a milk and cookies
party. You can provide the cookies and milk or you could just
have each family that attends bring a batch of their very own
chocolate chip cookies.
5. Enjoy a handful of chocolate chips and glass of
red wine. They are both full of healthy antioxidants so you
will be taking care of your body while celebrating National
Chocolate Chip Day.
Have a Happy National Chocolate Chip Day!