On June 17, 1905, Ruth Wakefield was born in East Walpole, Masachusetts.
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Ruth Wakefield started education at the Framingham State University. Later she worked as a dietitian.
When Ruth Wakefield was making a batch of Butter Drop Do cookies she realized that she didn't have any baker's chocolate. So she substituted the chocolate for pieces of Nestle's semisweet chocolate bars. This resulted in the choclate chip cookies and this was a new invention as the chocolate did not melt, instead it stayed in smei-soft pieces.
While Ruth's cookie became more popular, Nestle was making a deal with the cook. They promised her a life time supply of chocolate, and they would print the recipe on the semisweet chocolate wrappers.
Ruth Graves Wakefield's cookbook, "Tollhouse Tried and True Recipes" was for the last time published. Before, it was printed 39 times!
Ruth Wakefield died after a long illness in the Jordan Hospital in Plymouth, She was 73.