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Ruth Wakefield owned a popular restaurant with her husband in 1930. She wanted to make a new cookie for people at the restaurant. She invented the chocolate chip cookie.

Ruth Wakefield invented chocolate chip cookies in the 1930s. But over the years, people have changed her recipe to make their own versions of the famous cookie. Chocolate chip cookies are available at many stores and restaurants across the country. They’re also easy to make at home!

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Making Connections


Do you like to eat chocolate chip cookies? What is your favorite food?


Have you read any other books about food? What did you learn?


Have you seen the Toll House brand named after Wakefield’s cookies? Where else have you seen chocolate chip cookies?

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