Score Free Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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By Cooking Panda

Here’s the deal, folks: August 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, and we want you to make the most of it.

In honor of our favorite mistake, there are a whole host of free and discounted cookies out in the wide world. Here are some of our favorite deals, courtesy of Delish:

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

The supreme, melty goodness known only as a Pizookie is in many ways the ultimate giant chocolate chip cookie. Use this coupon for a free Pizookie when you buy at least $9.95-worth of food between now and the end of August.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels

Whether you are staying at a DoubleTree location or not, you are free to waltz on inside and grab a free chocolate chip cookie, no strings attached.

According to NBC News, DoubleTree representatives are also handing out pairs of free chocolate chip cookies August 4 in New York City at Penn Station and in Chicago’s Union Station — while supplies last.

The idea is that you keep one cookie for yourself and give the second one away to somebody in honor of their “Nice Travels” movement, but we’re pretty sure no one will mind if you keep the second one for yourself too…

Great American Cookies

Sign up to receive email updates from Great American Cookies and you’ll be eligible for BOGO free regular cookies.

Did you know that the whole existence of chocolate cookies is a complete (but happy) accident? In the 1930s, Ruth Graves Wakefield and her husband ran a tourist lodge called the Toll House Inn (sound familiar?), and Ruth would cook and serve food to guests, according to the Interactive Media Lab’s chocolate chip cookie page.

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One day, she started making her famous chocolate cookies but realized she was all out of baker’s chocolate. Without missing a beat, she swapped it out with a Nestle semisweet chocolate bar, figuring it would melt into the dough. You know what happens next: The chopped chocolate bits softened but stayed in place, and the chocolate chip cookie became an instant hit. The rest, as they say, is history.

If you’re so inclined, you can find Ruth’s famous Nestle Toll House cookie recipe here. Happy baking!

Sources: Delish, NBC News, Interactive Media Lab / Photo credit: Ewa Dreger/Instagram

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