Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day on May 15. The holiday honors this favorite miniature sweet, which was actually discovered by accident. In the late 1930s, Ruth Grave Wakefield, who ran the Toll House Inn, was making chocolate cookies when she realized that she was out of baker's chocolate. Improvising, she broke a semi-sweet chocolate bar into little pieces to mix into her batter. While she thought the chocolate bits would melt throughout the cookie, they stayed intact. The result was a batch of the now-famous chocolate chip cookies.
The cookies were such a hit that chocolate chips soon became a favorite ingredient for home and professional bakers to be used in cakes, cookies, brownies, ice cream and more. The recipes below are inspired by that classic chocolate chip cookie but with a few creative twists. Pick one (or a few) to make in honor of National Chocolate Chip Day.