Chocolate Chip Cookies from 10 Most American Foods Ever (Slideshow)

10 Most American Foods Ever (Slideshow)

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are a childhood favorite for most people, and it turns out that they were invented in America. In Whitman, MA, to be precise, during the 1930s, Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn, came up with the cookies herself. There are many myths as to how the idea to put chocolate in her cookies really came to be, but the cookies are now a beloved dessert for adults and children.