4 Facts You Didn’t Know about Chocolate Chip Cookies

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In honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on August 4, we’ve compiled a list of four facts you probably didn’t know about chocolate chip cookies:

 

The invention of the chocolate chip cookie was an accident.

In 1938, Ruth Wakefield, who worked for the Toll House Inn, attempted to create a chocolate cookie by dropping in Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate chips into her butter drop cookie batter. Instead of melting and making chocolate cookies, the pieces held their shape to form what we now call the chocolate chip cookie.

 

But, it wasn’t always called a chocolate chip cookie.

In fact, when Ruth Wakefield first invented the cookie and added it to her Toll House Tried and True Recipes cookbook, the cookies were called chocolate crunch cookies.

 

The cookies became popular during WWII.

As more soldiers went off to war, families began to send care packages. Those from Massachusetts included chocolate chip cookies, which spread awareness, leading more soldiers to write home requesting them as well.

 

Milk and chocolate chip cookies are a perfect combination.

There’s a true, scientific reason why so many people love the combination of milk and cookies. You can read about it in Reader’s Digest!

No matter what you call them or how you eat them, chocolate chip cookies are delicacies to be enjoyed and celebrated. Take advantage of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and order a batch for your office, your tenants or your family.

Put a Twist on the Original Sugar Cookie

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Celebrate a Cookie Classic

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Consider purchasing a batch for the office to celebrate and thank your employees and associates for their hard work. You can even send a gift to your clients to thank them for their business. Whoever you decide to send them to and for whatever reason, you will love celebrating the day and treating clients, customers, employees and associates to a batch of our classic, homemade cookies.

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Want to change up this classic cookie? Try a batch of our Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies as well »

 

If you decide to take part in National Peanut Butter Cookie Day with us on June 12, take a photo of how you’re celebrating and tag @CornerstoneCookieGifts on Facebook!

Treats No Dad Can Resist

Father’s Day is just around the corner! How are you planning to show your dad appreciation? June 1-19, you can plan to celebrate Father’s Day with treats no dad can resist from Cornerstone Cookie Gifts with 25% off!

Order any of our Father’s Day gifts below before June 19!

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The Origin of the Chocolate Chip

It’s amazing how the smallest, most common morsels we use/consume often go unnoticed and aren’t thought about much. In celebration of National Chocolate Chip Day May 15, we are taking you back to 1937 when the first chocolate chip was created with the invention of chocolate chip cookies. The name Ruth Graves Wakefield might not mean much to you, but rest assured this woman has warmed your heart and been the source of your gratitude many times over the years. A resident of Whitman, Massachusetts at the Toll House Inn, Ruth crafted the first chocolate chip cookie when she cut up a Nestlé chocolate bar and added it to her cookies. Her recipe was such a hit that she and Nestlé reached an agreement to place her recipe on the company’s packaging.

And here we are, over 80 years later, still developing innovative ways to incorporate chocolate chips into sweet treats and other recipes. Some of our claim-to-fame chocolate chip treats are below. How will you choose to celebrate and appreciate National Chocolate Chip Day May 15?

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Celebrate the Admins in Your Office

April 25 is recognized as Administrative Professionals Day, a time to celebrate and show your appreciation for the individuals that keep your business running smoothly, including secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists and other admin support professionals.

At Cornerstone Cookie Gifts, we have a number of great “Thank You” gifts to choose from to help you best honor your admins. One of our favorites is the Tulips in Bloom 12 Count Cookie Gift, which offers a great vase keepsake even after all the cookies are gone.

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View all of our “Thank You” gift options here »

Order your gifts now to celebrate next Wednesday! Enter promo code Admin18 at checkout now through Monday, April 23 at 11:59 p.m. to receive 10% off your order.

Sweeten Spring Planning

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Take office holidays and events as an example. Treating the office to sweet desserts and thoughtful gifts on occasion boosts company morale and offers a nice break from the everyday stresses and busyness that can arise at work. Giving new clients or customers a personalized gift basket of sweets can help them feel more welcomed and appreciated.

Consider any of the following reasons you could give corporate gifts to clients, employees or customers:

  • Showing appreciation to clients, vendors or suppliers
  • Observing holidays
  • Celebrating birthdays for clients or employees
  • Marking anniversaries within the organizations
  • Attracting potential business at trade shows or other events

It’s never too early to plan your corporate gifts. Sweeten your spring planning and preparation by getting your corporate gift orders in now for any occasion and enjoy the rest of the season! Learn more about our corporate gifts »

Contact us to discuss your specific corporate gift needs.

Prepare the Perfect Pick-Me-Up

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As the perfect pick-me-up, consider treating the office to Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownies next week. Intensified with a shot of espresso, these brownies will be sure to keep the office going strong and please any coffee lover.

Choose between a half dozen, one dozen or two dozen based on your office size. All options come in our signature silver box with an elegant burgundy ribbon for a great display in the common areas of your organization.

Order your Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownies now »

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Show Your Love

Show your appreciation this Valentine’s Day by choosing the perfect personalized cookie and brownie gifts to make sure your clients and loved ones feel special.

View our Romance and Anniversary page to gift a variety batch of cookies as sweet as your loved one. Choose between our Boundless Love 12 Count Cookie Gift, Heart Gift Tin with 8 Cookies and 6 Brownies, Valentine’s 16 Count Cookie Tray and more.

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Then, check out our Property Management page to show your tenants how much you care and appreciate their business with individually wrapped cookie gifts.

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All of our gifts can be personalized with a message, logo and special wrapping, complete with a hand-tied ribbon. Spread the spirit of love even more with any of our Valentine’s Day gifts.

Contact us for more information.