When Ruth Graves Wakefield published the first recipe for chocolate chip cookies in her Tried and True cookbook 79 years ago, she certainly did not expect the treat to become one of the most iconic desserts in history. Chocolate chip cookies are such a cultural and culinary staple that they even have their own national holiday: today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!
The only thing that could be sweeter than a chocolate chip cookie, of course, is a chocolate chip cookie with inspiring social impact baked into every bite: our Impact Partner Cooper Street Cookies has perfected that delicious combination.
Cooper Street Cookies is a Michigan-based bakery that started with a great-grandmother’s recipe and has since grown into a thriving family business with eight delectable cookie flavors. They partner with Jewish Vocational Services (JVS), a job placement agency that employs adults with special needs or disabilities, to provide high-quality jobs to individuals with high barriers to employment. These employees now handle nearly 100% of the company’s cookie production, including baking, packaging, and labeling.
The Cooper Street team prides itself on using only ingredients you can pronounce to bake a light and crispy chocolate chip cookie with a social impact. There’s no better way to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day than with these delicious cookies that do good.