All About Chocolate Cookies: Fun Facts from The Elf

Chocolate cookies: whether the chocolate is in the dough, in the added ingredients, in homemade cookies, or in cookies made commercially, The Elf cannot resist (and we know you can't either.) Read these fun facts that will make you appreciate these yummy treats even more.

Fun Facts about Homemade Cookies with Chocolate Dough

  • Baking chocolate and cocoa powder are used to make chocolate dough in chocolate cookie recipes. Chocolate chips, chopped chocolate bars, and chocolate chunks are used as cookie fillers.

  • Unsweetened baking chocolate is 100% cacao (chocolate.)

Fun Facts about Our Favorite Commercial Chocolate Cookies

  • Oreos, a sandwich cookie consisting of two chocolate wafers with a sweet cream filling, are the best-selling commercial cookies in the world. They were first introduced by Nabisco on March 6, 2012 – more than 100 years ago.

  • Thin Mints, crispy chocolate wafers dipped in a mint chocolate coating, are the Girl Scouts' most popular selling cookie, accounting for 25% of sales.

  • Chips Ahoy!, a commercial chocolate chip cookie made by Nabisco, are the #1 commercial chocolate chip cookie brand in the United States and the second best-selling commercial cookie in America.

Fun Facts about Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Chocolate chip cookies were first created by Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1930 and served to her guests at the Toll House Inn near Whitman, Massachusetts.

  • Chocolate chip cookies were originally called Chocolate Crunch Cookies.

  • The Nestle Company began manufacturing chocolate chips commercially in 1939.

  • A 12-ounce bag of chocolate chips contains about 900 chips.

  • In 1997 the chocolate chip cookie was recognized as the official cookie of the state of Massachusetts, after a petition from a third grade class from Somerset, MA.

  • In 2001, the chocolate chip cookie was recognized as the official cookie of the state of Pennsylvania, the home of the Nestle Company.

  • Half of all homemade cookies are chocolate chip cookies.

Fun Facts about Chocolate Brownies

  • Bertha Palmer, 1893 Columbian Exposition President of the Board of Lady Managers and wife of Chicago’s luxury Palmer House Hotel owner Potter Palmer, asked the hotel chef to create a cake-like dessert to be served in box lunches for ladies attending the exposition. These first brownies included walnuts and were frosted with an apricot glaze.

  • The first printed brownie recipe, published in late 1890s, was for a molasses-flavored bar cookie, not the chocolate-flavored.

  • The first printed Chocolate Brownie was released in the 1905 version of the Fannie Farmer Boston Cooking-School Cook Book.


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