Inventor's name: Ruth Wakefield
Date of birth: 1905
Date of death: 1977
Invention: Chocolate Chips and Chocolate Chip Cookie.
4 Facts: She lived in Whitfield, Massachusetts and ran the Tool House Inn.
Her new cookie invention was called the "Toll House Cookie".
Her original cookies used broken-up bars of semi-sweet chocolate.
Her cookbook, "Toll House Tried and True Recipes", was published in 1940.
Source: Enchanted Learning, Available: www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/indexw.shtml