“Well I’ll be” Chocolate chip cookies, one of America’s most iconic, favorite treats were created by accident. Ruth Wakerfield, owner of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, was baking some chocolate cookies when she realized she was out of cocoa powder. Ruth had some pieces of a broken chocolate bar that she ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!