1. In the Middle East, chocolate chip cookies are topped with chocolate sauce and eaten with knife and fork.
2. 13.5% of American adults admit to having eaten 20 or more chocolate chip cookies at a time.
The surprising part is that ONLY 13.5% will admit to it.
3. Those cookies the Cookie Monster eats on Sesame Street are actually rice cakes with brown dots painted on.
Real cookies would make the Muppet greasy, explains David Borgenicht in his book,Sesame Street Unpaved.
5. Otis Spunkmeyer is a mash-up of the names of football player Otis Sistrunk and popcorn maker Orville Redenbacher.
It was dreamed up by company founder Ken Rawling’s 12-year-old daughter.
6. Otis Spunkmeyer’s attempt to sell cookies in the U.K. flopped because of the company’s name: In Britain, spunk is slang for semen.
8. The best-selling brand of chocolate chips is called Nestle Toll House after the Toll House restaurant where it was invented.
A drawing of the restaurant is on the Nestle Toll House logo.
9. The Whitman, Mass., Wendy’s built on the site of the old Toll House restaurant was once the only one in America that doubled as a museum, with historic photos and clippings about the Toll House lining the walls.
10. Consumption of chocolate chip cookies INCREASED 10% following the introduction of detailed Nutrition Facts labels.
11. Chocolate chips were invented for use in the chocolate chip cookie recipe.
12. The standard rounded tablespoon of cookie dough can hold a maximum of 50 chocolate chips …
… but most people are happy with 6 to 8 per cookie.
14. DoubleTree by Hilton extends its tradition of giving a warm chocolate chip cookie to guests on check-in to anyone who walks in the door on July 4.
15. Baking up a batch of these cookies to make a house seem like a home is standard in a real estate agents’ bag of tricks.
Other non-traditional businesses that serve warm cookies: car repair shops, funeral homes and doctors who aren’t all that hung up about nutrition.