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The Tasty Treat Taking Over American Kitchens

Ruth Wakefield shares the accidental recipe that's making her a household name.

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Ruth Wakefield's Tried and True Recipe

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While serving guests at her family owned Toll House Inn, Ruth Wakefield was faced with a dilemma as she prepared her famous Butter Drop Do Cookies. The recipe called for baker's chocolate, but when all she could find in her pantry was a semi-sweet chocolate bar she figured she would make do. Little did she know that treat baking in her oven would become a household favorite for families across America.

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