Choc Chip Cookie Day, National Cookie Weekend, Mrs Fields, Cookies, Choc Chips, Chocolate, Chocolate Recipes

If you’re looking for an excuse to indulge this Friday, it’s International Choc Chip Day! To celebrate all things chocolate, Mrs Fields Cookies is hosting their annual National Cookie Weekend, May 15-17, and is encouraging Aussies to get involved.

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Maybe you want to dust off that apron and get creative in the kitchen with this banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe? Or if baking isn’t your forte perhaps a trip to your local store to pick up some freshly baked goods is on the cards (drool!)? Either way, you’ve got yourself a damn good reason to ditch the diet for a few days – well, sort of – so take it, sister!

“National Cookie Weekend is about making a moment better by treating yourself or someone else to one of our delicious signature soft baked cookies,” said Andrew Benefield, managing director of Mrs. Fields Australia.

To make it even more of an experience – because let’s face it, cookie weekend only happens once a year – Andrew says Mrs Fields is encouraging customers “to upload the funniest photo of them enjoying one of our signature chocolate chip cookies to Instagram, tag @mrsfieldsau and #nationalcookieweekend.”

Just because we’re getting into the spirit of International Choc Chip Day this year, and in case you yourself needed more of an incentive to take part, here are some fun and delicious facts about choc chip cookies:

  • Chocolate chips were initially invented to use in cookies after accidentally being created by adding broken pieces of a chocolate bar to cookie batter.
  • The world’s biggest chocolate chip cookie weighed 18,144 kg and had a diameter of 30.7 metres. It was baked in 2003 by Immaculate Baking Company in the US.
  • The creator of the choc chip cookie was paid for her recipe with a lifetime supply of chocolate.
  • National Cookie Weekend 2014 saw over 15,000 cookies sold across its network of stores in Australia.

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