If you live in the United States, you might already know that National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is on Thursday, August 4. Chocolate chip cookies seem to be a treat most enjoy, no matter what day of the year it is.
Those who eat chocolate chip cookies on days that are not National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day usually have several recipes they enjoy using. It is easy enough to switch out ingredients in any cookie recipe to make chocolate chip cookies the way they are enjoyed by the baker.
Baking chocolate chip cookies at home on National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day will help limit any ingredients that need to be avoided. We purchase chocolate chips that do not contain milk, which is something many do because of menu restrictions. These can be found in most grocery stores if you need to avoid dairy-just be sure to read the label.
Ruth Wakefield, the owner of the Toll House Inn, introduced us to chocolate chip cookies when she felt some might be bored with the usual cookies they were eating at the Inn. Adding bits of chocolate helped Wakefield create the recipe many now enjoy on National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. More details may be viewed on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate_chip_cookie
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is a great day to bake extra cookies to enjoy on another day. Is there really anyone who does not enjoy at least several varieties of chocolate chip cookies? Adding raisins, oatmeal or nuts gives a nice mix of cookies to offer family and friends.