It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

There’s never a bad day for chocolate chip cookies—especially today, during which people are celebrating National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.

Honor the decadence of chocolate chips by indulging in a warm cookie for free at one of the many participating restaurants, including Nestlé Toll House Café, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, and Überrito.

The chocolate chip was invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield of Massachusetts. In 1937, Wakefield broke up chunks of a semi-sweet chocolate bar and mixed them into a chocolate chip cookie recipe. By 1941, Nestle was producing pre-made chocolate chips.

Since then, chocolate chips have become an integral addition to desserts everywhere. Celebrate the occasion by biting into a chocolate chip cookie for free from one of the places above, or by taking a page out of Ruth Graves Wakefield’s book and making your own!

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