Ruth Wakefield

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.

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