December 4 Is National Cookie Day

(PCM) What better time than the start of the holiday season to celebrate National Cookie Day. The word cookie takes it’s origin from the Dutch word “koekie” which translates to “little cake”.  History tells us that there have been some type of cookies in existence the invent of baking, however they were not sweet. It was not until the use of sugar became the rage in Persia in the 7th century that cookies took on their sweetness to become the treat we all know and love today. 

Cookies spread throughout Europe in the 14th century before making their debut in America in the 17th century. Macaroons and gingerbread were two early favorites by American cookie consumers. Over the year’s bakers have experimented with many different varieties of cookies and they have been broken down into various categories such as:  Bar cookies, Drop cookies, Filled cookies, Molded cookies, No bake cookies, Pressed cookies, Refrigerator cookies, Rolled cookies and Sandwich cookies.

Everyone surely has a favorite!  To celebrate the day, perhaps a trip to your local bakery is order or even better spend some time with the family today breaking out Grandmas’s recipe book and baking some tried and true favorites.  

National Cookie Day began in 1987 by the Blue Chip Cookie Company and Sesame Street character Cookie Monster had proclaimed his very own National Cookie Day prior to that in 1980 and it was later decided that the day to celebrate would be on December 4th. 

What are some of your favorite cookies or recipes, please share with us below! 

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