The recipe for round cookies with chocolate chips originated in the 1930s. specifically in Massachusetts. Miss Ruth Wakefield made delicious butter cookies to serve to customers in the colonial-style lodge between Boston and New Bedford that the woman was leading with her husband. Ruth realized that she had run out of a fundamental ingredient for that preparation, Baker’s chocolate (a type of very bitter and melting chocolate, which can only be used in baking).
She replaced it with a semi-sweet chocolate bar, reduced to small pieces, given to him some time earlier by his friend Andrew Nestlé. Removing the biscuits from the oven, she realized that the pieces of chocolate had not melted, but they were all intact and clearly visible inside the biscuits. From the moment she served them in his club it was a triumph. Ruth's recipe for cookies ended up first in the Boston newspaper, then on the radio. Since then there is no American housewife who does not prepare the famous cookies at home!