Human Hall OF Fame Inducts – Ruth Graves Wakefield

Who is Ruth Graves Wakefield you ask? SHAME ON YOU! She is only the creator of the Chocolate Chip Cookie, that’s who! In 1938 Wakefield invented one of the greatest desert/snacks of all-time at the Tollhouse Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, US.

Unfortunately the Tollhouse Inn burned down in 1984. A decade later, The Founder of The Hall, aka your boy was born and missed out on attending this universal icon.

The restaurant earned notoriety when at the time Senator John F. Kennedy (JFK) frequented this destination.

Rumors state that the creation of the Chocolate Chip Cookie was because of a mistake thinking the chocolate chips would melt resulting in whole chocolate cookies. But because some of us have brains, including Wakefield’s extraordinary large one, she said she deliberately invented the revolutionary snack.

“We had been serving a thin butterscotch nut cookie with ice cream. Everybody seemed to love it, but I was trying to give them something different. So I came up with the Toll House Cookie”, said Wakefield in an interview where she talked about inventing this delicious treat.


In WWII soldiers from Massachusetts would receive Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies in care packages. Making them the Kings of the Seas, Snack Gods, Champions of the Free World, Kings Amongst Peasants, Dessert Divas, so the rumor says.

What are the best combos in history of the world? Macaroni and Cheese, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk!

Dipping a chocolate chip cookie in milk is a Human right of passage from a young age while being introduced to the dessert empire. Or my preferred method—eating multiple cookies then slamming a large glass of milk. Maximizing the chocolatey flavor ending on a cool and refreshed high note.

The chocolate chip cookie has many uses as it has evolved over the years.

Is there anything better than eating a warm Chocolate Chip Cookie with cold vanilla ice cream on top? Where the chocolate chips are melted creating a stringy goo that drips off the spoon onto your tongue. It’s a magical happiness I don’t oblige in enough.

Better yet, I’d go to war over the chocolate chip cookie if I had to. If an evil chef mastermind or a maniac terrorist kidnapped the original recipe before the world learned about it, I’d demand the President of the United States to send the most badass commandos on the planet to get it back. I mean at the time SEAL Team SIX didn’t exist. I’d expect a D-Day-esque level response. Anything less would be a disgrace.

Hopefully the Food Gods would send their elite teams that specialize in recipe kidnappings. Thankfully, we didn’t need to worry about that nightmare scenario.


Wakefield died at the ripe old age of 73 while fighting an illness in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the birthplace of America, ever heard of it?

Wakefield invented a universal treat that will be celebrated across the land for generations to come and potentially other planets when we develop the technology. If Christopher Cassidy volunteers on a trip to Mars or finds himself in a intergalactic showdown with alien lifeforms, I hope he brings the Chocolate Chip Cookie as a bargaining tool to keep the peace. It would be a nod to The Hall and Wakefield herself. Earning Wakefield another accolade after her already impressive stat sheet.

Tweet at @HumanHallOfFame and @TheAlbumWeb to recommend some legendary Humans to be considered to be inducted into this prestigious group.

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