The chocolate chip cookie was born in America and said to be discovered in 1933 by Ruth Graves Wakefield of Massachusetts. Ruth was said to be baking cookies and had run out of regular bakers chocolate. She substituted it with Nestle chocolate chips thinking the chocolate would melt. It did not and Ruth sold the recipe to nestle in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate chips. The recipe for chocolate chip cookies uses a thick dough containing flour, sugar, vanilla essence, butter, baking soda, salt and of course, chocolate chips. The chocolate chips can be substituted for peanuts or oats and for a truly soft cookie recipe are baked for only a short amount of time to give them their famous doughy texture. Since its birth, there have been many variations on the original Nestle toll house recipe. Double chocolate chip cookies are popular and substitute the vanilla flavoured dough for chocolate, giving the cookie an additional richness. Flavour combinations such as white chocolate with macadamia, toffee, oatmeal and raisin and peanut butter have all grown to become classics in their own right, tweaking the simple chocolate chip cookie recipe of 1933. Today practically all commercial bakeries have their own variation of the chocolate chip cookies and many chains sell their own freshly baked-cookies on premises. Millie 鈥檚 Cookies sells freshly baked cookies with a large selection of flavours to choose from. Supermarkets stock favourites such as the Maryland cookie, designed to recreate the home-baked chocolate chip cookie recipe. Popular ice-cream brands such as Baskin & Robbins and Ben & Jerry 鈥檚 have a chocolate chip cookie-dough flavoured ice cream, containing chunks of soft cookie dough in vanilla ice cream. In 1997 Massachusetts paid homage to the chocolate chip cookie by declaring it the Official State Cookie, after it was proposed by a school in Somerset, Massachusetts. To make your own easy chocolate chip cookies, see our selection of quick cookie recipes at MyDish. Carol is a reputed recipe writer in UK. She loves to share recipes like chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake recipes, starter recipes etc. She is also expert in Lemon Meringue Pie and Birthday cake. Just to share recipes Carol set up mydish.co.uk site 鈥?a place for people to store and share favourite recipes with friends and family.