1938: Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts, accidentally created the chocolate chip cookie in 1938. She added broken chocolate bar pieces into her cookie batter thinking they would melt, but alas, the classic dessert was born.
Pork fat: The original Oreo recipe contained pork fat for the cream center. Known as the world’s best-selling cookie (sans pork fat), more than 450 billion have been sold worldwide since their debut.
200 million: The average number of boxes of Girl Scout cookies sold each year. The most popular cookie choices? Thin Mints and Samoas lead the pack in sales.
Joplin, Missouri: The location of the National Cookie Cutter Historical Museum. See numerous display cases of cookie cutter collections, newsletters, and old advertisements. When you leave, don’t forget your free plastic cookie cutter souvenir!
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