Jill Duggar loves sharing recipes with fans, even if her creations aren’t always well received. But when the former Counting On star posted a recipe for chocolate chip cookies, fans accused Jill of ripping off a famous recipe!
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Jill, 27, shared this photo of her sons Israel and Samuel helping her mix up some chocolate chip cookies. The mom of two called them “Mrs. Brundi’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.”
On her blog, Jill said she got the recipe from a “friend of my family’s” who “shared her secret” with the Duggars when she moved away.
According to Jill, the secret is “scrunching” the cookies around the edges while still warm.
“Scrunching” aside, fans noticed the recipe was very similar to another famous chocolate chip cookie recipe — the one on the back of the Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip bag.
“Reads exactly like the recipe on a bag of Nestle toll house chips except for scrunching the edges. Who are you trying to fool? Someone with less education than you?” a fan wrote.
“It’s the Tollhouse cookie recipe. Stop posting like it’s oh so original. ?,” said another.
Other fans were quick to defend Jill. “Who actually even cares? There is no copyright on recipes,” one wrote.
Jill includes a disclaimer on her site, explaining that the recipes she shares “may have not originated on our site and/or have been adapted from other sites.”
While Jill didn’t respond to the feedback, she is starting to clap back at negative fan comments. When a fan said she didn’t agree with her choice to homeschool her sons, Jill replied, “Thank you for sharing.”
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