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Chocolate Chip Cookie

Massachusetts State Cookie

Chocolate chip cookies; photo by timlewisnm on Flickr (use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Cookie of Massachusetts

In 1997 the chocolate chip cookie was recognized as the official state cookie of Massachusetts. A third grade class from Somerset proposed the bill honoring the cookie (invented in 1930 at the Toll House Restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts). All State Foods

The bill was not without competition as Governor William F. Weld proposed that the Fig Newton should be the official state cookie. Prior to the chocolate chip cookie being recognized, the Fig Newton was often considered the state cookie because Nabisco named the chewy cake after the city of Newton.

Bay Staters have adopted several other food symbols; a state dessert, donut, muffin, berry, bean, and beverage.