It was over half a century ago at a little country Inn, in New England, that a clever cook first combined hand-cut chunks of chocolate with plain cookie dough intending to create an easy, all-chocolate cookie.
But the stubborn, rough-cut pieces of chocolate didn’t melt throughout the dough as she had hoped. Instead, her experiment yielded a new taste discovery that was the beginning of this country’s most-loved, cookie-jar classic: a fragrant, vanilla cookie, chock-full of melt-in-your-mouth chunks of rich, real chocolate! Warm and chewy, fresh from the oven, the cookies created a sensation. Soon, nearly everyone was trying to recreate the exciting chunky cookie recipe!