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75th Anniversary of Nestle Toll House cookie recipe

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Nestle Toll House cookies were invented in Whitman, Massachusetts at the Toll House Inn by Ruth Wakefield. The Toll House Inn was owned by her and her husband Kenneth. She came up with the recipe completely by accident after chopping up a bar of Nestle chocolate for her cookie recipe that she planned to serve to guests. She expected the chocolate to melt, but they didn't melt; instead they became very soft, holding their shape. The cookie became very popular at their Inn, and soon enough Nestle printed the recipe on their package of chocolate.

In 1939 Nestle introduced the first packages of semi-sweet morsels, making it easier for everyone to make their own Nestle Toll House cookies. These cookies, that were invented by accident have become the most popular cookie of all time.

This year, Whitman will hold their first ever First Night celebration, and in honor of the 75th anniversary of Nestle Toll House cookies there will be a 6 foot chocolate chip cookie dropping instead of a ball. The 6 foot cookie is made of sheet metal and covered in fabric. First Night will kick off at 8:30PM and there will be cookies handed out from McGuiggan's Pub.

The famous recipe is still printed on Nestle semi-sweet morsels to this day.



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