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Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Celebrates Accountant Fuel

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day arrives every year on August 4th. If you’ve visited our office, you’ve seen the bottomless candy basket. But when we need an extra sumpen-sumpen, we turn to chocolate chip cookies. They’re the fuel that lets us kick it into a higher gear!

Who Invented Chocolate Chip Cookie Day?

Nobody knows. It might be a ploy by Big Cookie to sell more cookies. But who cares?!

Then Who Invented Chocolate Chip Cookies?

History recognizes Ruth Graves Wakefield as coming up with chocolate chip cookies while she was working at the Toll House Inn. One version of the story: Ruth invented the disks of yum by accident – she didn’t have cocoa to make chocolate cookies, so she used chunks of chocolate. But those in the know say she produced the melty delight after much hard work and experimentation.

Toll House – does that name sound familiar? It might be because Ruth’s cookies were such a hit that Nestle’s bought the recipe and the rights to use the Toll House name. Now the Nestle’s factory in Wisconsin churns out 18 MILLION chocolate chips every HOUR!

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Well, it’s the one Jeri Andrews invented, of course! Unfortunately, she’s not sharing it. But you can find the original Toll House cookie recipe here.

We’re Accountants, So Here’s More Numbers

  • Americans eat about 7 billion chocolate chip cookies a year.
  • The average American will eat around 35,000 cookies during their lifetime.
  • The chocolate chip cookie is the favorite cookie of 53 percent of Americans.
  • The world’s largest chocolate chip cookie was 102 feet in diameter, used 30,000 eggs, and weighed 38,000 lbs.
  • Chocolate chip cookie production went UP 10 percent after Nutrition Facts showed up on labels.
  • Maybe that’s why 13.5 percent of adult Americans admit to eating 20 or more chocolate chip cookies in one sitting.

The Best Way to Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Make a big batch of cookies, then share them with your accountant!


This article tells you where you can get free chocolate chip cookies on the Great Day.

Here’s a recipe for gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free chocolate chip cookies.

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