Today, August 4th, is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day – but when don’t we want to celebrate these moist, chewy, chocolatey treats? Various brands and companies across the country are celebrating the holiday with free cookies, deals and discounts to satisfy any sweet tooth.
The chocolate chip cookie is a relatively recent invention: In 1938, Ruth Graves Wakefield dropped a bar of Nestlé semisweet chocolate into her cookie dough at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. Whether Wakefield thought the pieces would melt into a dark chocolate chip cookie or remain “chips” has been hotly contested, but there’s no denying that the results were a sensation.
The following year, Nestlé asked to put its recipe on the package. She agreed and sold the rights for $1 — and a lifetime supply of Nestlé chocolate.
Below, check out ways to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day with free cookies, discounts, and more.
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To mark the day, the company will release Chips Ahoy Perfect Pair kits on the NTWRK shopping app starting at 2pm on Thursday. Designed by streetwear brand LA Market, the $75 kits include a cookie jar, an ice cream scoop and a retro blue bowl that can hold cookie and ice cream creations.
You can eat this vegan cookie dough straight from the jar or roll it into balls, flatten it and bake a little for warm, fresh cookies. In addition to regular cookie ingredients, Deux fortifies its dough with all-natural ingredients like zinc, ginseng, elderberry and ashwagandha.
Deux’s Best Seller Pack, which includes jars of Chocolate Chip, Space Brownie, Birthday Cake and Mint Chocolate Chunk, typically retails for $60. In honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, Deux is offering 20% off all shopping at checkout with promo code COOKIES20.
The Dolly Llama
This Los Angeles artisan waffle and ice cream shop just released a limited-edition Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Shake made with real Chips Ahoy cookie pieces, vanilla, and Speculoos (cookie butter) sauce. The shake is available throughout the month of August. But on National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, visitors to The Dolly Llama can buy one shake and get another for 50% off.
Dolly Llama currently operates locations in downtown Los Angeles, Koreatown and Sherman Oaks, as well as a new location in the Uptown neighborhood of Dallas.
Insomnia Cookies is celebrating National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day in style: Thursday through Sunday, get a free chocolate chip, vegan chocolate chip or gluten-free vegan chocolate chip cookie with any in-store purchase or order for delivery of any one of the 220 -most insomnia sites in the entire country.
The French chocolatier has called the US home since the 1980s, so he wasn’t about to let National Chocolate Chip Day go by.
On Thursday, he’s offering 15% off chocolate chip cookies at his stores, located in Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal and Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood — as well as on Jacques Torres’ website. Choose from straight chocolate chip cookies, chocolate dipped chocolate chip cookies, nut cookies, and white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies.
Want something more homemade? Torres’ exclusive chocolate discs and assorted concoctions are also included in the deal.
Lenny & Larry’s
Through Friday, Lenny & Larry’s is offering 25% off select flavors of its online plant-based “complete cookies”, including double chocolate, peanut butter chocolate and white chocolate macadamia nuts. Use promo code CHOCOCHIPDAY25 at the
In honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, this Greenpoint, Brooklyn bistro is offering a special offer on cocktails and cookies: from 4pm ET to closing Thursday and Friday and 3pm ET to closing Saturday and Sunday, win two free chocolate chip cookies – made daily with big gooey chunks of chocolate and flaky sea salt – with the purchase of a Lexington martini, Leroy’s twist on a classic espresso martini made with rye, walnuts, coffee and Espelette peppers.
Doesn’t that sound better than a glass of milk?
Customers literally line up around the block at this New York institution. On Thursday and Friday, you can skip the line and get free shipping (up to $20) on all packs of eight and 12decadent cookies using promo code COOKIEDAY22.
Since opening the original Maman bakery cafe in Soho in 2014, partners Benjamin Sormonte and Elisa Marshall have added 20 more locations across North America. On National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, get a free chocolate chip cookie with nuts when you spend $15 on the Maman app and use the promo code I LOVE COOKIES
This offer is available for pickup at all Maman locations in New York, including Hudson Yards, Union Square, Rockefeller Center, Meatpacking District and Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill.
You can also get 15% off shipping Maman Chocolate Nut Cookies Boxes nationwide by using promo code CHIPCHIPHOORAY.
Potbelly Perks members receive a free cookie of their choice with the purchase of any sandwich, whole salad or bowl of soup on National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.
Since 1999, Tiffany and Leon Chen have been delivering hot, chewy cookies and other sweet treats to fans in Atlanta and the Texan cities of Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.
This year, Tiff’s Treats is celebrating National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day all week long with discounts on online and in-app orders using promo codes that you can find posted on the company’s Instagram page.