Mothers of Invention: Ruth Graves Wakefield (Toll House Cookies)

RuthWakefieldHave you noticed it’s almost Thanksgiving, which means Christmas is just around the corner,  which means the baking season is upon us.  All of which usually makes me start thinking of what kind of outrageous chocolate chip cookies I’ll bake this year!  So a little history is in order today – who invented the chocolate chip cookie anyway?

Ruth Graves Wakefield was responsible for this so-called “accidental” invention.  She was born on June 7, 1903 to parents Fred and Helen Graves in East Walpole, Massachusetts.  In 1924 Ruth graduated from Framingham State Normal School (now Framingham State University) with a degree in household arts.

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