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05/15/2013 04:30 pm ET Updated Jul 15, 2013

It's National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Let's Celebrate!

Linda Wolff

Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Though in my house Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is everyday of the year (which explains why everything is fitting so tight these days).

Fresh from the oven. Try not to lick the screen.
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Chocolate Chip Cookies are my weakness. Not only do I bake them, I have to buy them every time I see one in a bakery. I'm forever on the hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie: crispy on the outside and chewy in the middle.

These delicious little creatures that bring comfort and joy to my life were first created in 1930 by Ruth Wakefield at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Mass., when she dropped pieces of chocolate into her butter cookie batter thinking they would melt when baked. They didn't, and the rest is history. (Read the story in the L.A. Times here.)

Some of my favorite homemade chocolate chip cookie recipes were created by Nestle Toll House and Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa.

So get your baking sheets out and get busy!

What are your favorite chocolate chip recipes?

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