A. Ruth Wakefield, innkeeper at the Toll House Inn, Whitman, Massachusetts
Many discoveries came about by accident or by an out-and-out mistake.
One day, Ruth Wakefield ran out of baking chocolate while preparing a batch of cookies for her guests. All she had on hand was a chocolate candy bar, so she broke it up and added the pieces to her batter. She expected the chocolate to melt evenly. Instead, the cookies were studded with gooey bits of chocolate, and a new treat was born.
The temperature is dropping, and it seems like everyone is out shopping. We might not ever get a moment's peace in all of this holiday bustle and hustle.
December is chock FULL of holidays and occasions, but sometimes we forget to take a minute or two to make some memories with those we love. With so many holidays crammed into the month, I love to remember one of the obscure ones... December 4th is National Cookie Day!