When DH was growing up, he was never allowed more than three cookies at a sitting, so one of the things he likes best about me is that I don't say anything if he has four. In fact, I'm flattered!
The cookies were invented in the 1930s by Ruth Wakefield who, with her husband Kenneth, owned the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. Legend has it that while preparing a batch of Butter Drop Do cookies, Ruth cut a bar of Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate into tiny bits and added them to her dough, expecting them to melt. Instead, the chocolate held its shape. The new cookies became quite popular; the recipe was published in a Boston newspaper and sales of the chocolate bars soared in the northeast.