These Treats Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

 - May 9, 2014
Today is a glorious day because it is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. That's right, the world is coming together to pay tribute to the deliciously classic chocolate chip cookie recipe. This means on National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day you have every right to limit your diet to strictly cookie-related foods and no one can judge you for it.

The chocolate chip cookie became an ironic baking staple in the US during the 30s thanks to a woman named Ruth Graves Wakefield. Though Wakefield's name might not sound familiar, she was the woman who owned Toll House cookies that was later bought out by Nestle. Today, bakers and chefs alike have taken the traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe and customized it to suit different tastes, lifestyles and pop culture movements. The strawberry chocolate chip cookie, the chocolate cookie-infused donut and the cookie ice cream cone are great examples of this.