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Sunday, December 3, 2017

National Cookie Day

Dec 4th is National Cookie Day in the US. It’s not like we need a day to tell us to eat cookies, but hey, I gladly applaud it.  Wish we had a National Cookie Day too.  Then, I would invite my friends over for a cookie swap.
Interestingly, did you know that the English word "cookie" is derived from the Dutch word "koekje," which means "little cake"?  Dutch bakers used to test oven temperatures on small amounts of batter so that the entire cake mix would not be wasted if the temperature wasn't right. It wasn't long before they discovered that these miniature test cakes were actually quite tasty!

According to Muppet Wiki, National Cookie Day is a minor holiday, celebrating cookies in all their sugary glory. It occurs on December 4th of every year, but is not widely observed.

Cookie Monster proclaimed his own National Cookie Day in the 1980 book The Sesame Street Dictionary.
National Cookie Day was established in 1987 by one of the founders of San Francisco-based Blue Chip Cookie Company, an American gourmet cookie bakery chain. Now Cookie Day is celebrated around the world, sometimes as Bake Cookie Day and Oatmeal Cookie Day.

Each country has its own word for cookie. What we know as cookies in America are called “biscuits” in England and Australia, “galletas” in Spain, “keks” or “Plätzchen” (Christmas cookies) in Germany and “amaretti” or “biscotti” (among others) in Italy.

Nestle's Infographic - The Most Popular Cookies by State

And just because it's National Cookie Day
Gingerbread Cookies



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  1. I had no idea that National Cookie Day existed! Sounds like a good excuse to bake something yummy. We are going to make jam filled thumbprint cookies this afternoon.

  2. I learned a lot about cookie history here! So fun to read it all and then see your delightful cookies at the end. Maybe you should have a cookie exchange with your friends. It would be enjoyable I think.


  3. Happy belated national cookie day! I saw that on snapchat as well LOL. Those cookies you made are, as always, beautiful!

  4. Ooh I never knew there was a cookie day! I love most kinds to be honest!! Love the festive ones. Thanks for sharing with #bloggerbest x

  5. Me love cookies. Say that last sentence in a Cookie Monster voice. I love your cookies. They are so fun!

  6. This is a day I should have celebrated! I didn't know! I love me some cookies. :)

    pumps and push-ups

  7. I love that you have a National Cookie Day in the USA. Su #bloggersbest

  8. My kids read a book about the history of the cookie last year and love to share that they were first made as testing/starter cakes. I felt bad that we didn't use National Cookie day to make up some cookies but figure we'll be baking away soon enough.

  9. Veronica,

    I'm visiting from Steve's place (bethere2day). How interesting, I shared a recipe on my site today for Shortbread Cookies. lol I proclaimed years ago DH is my "Cookie Monster". This boy loves, loves all things baked but cookies tie first place easily with his love of donuts. :) Have a good day and happy WW!

    Curious as a Cathy

  10. "Me love cookies!" said the Cookie Monster, who I am sure I am related to because I love them too!
    Thanks for linking up at NanaHood my friend!


  11. National cookie day? om nom nom... Sarah #FabFridayPost

  12. Back again from #FabFridayPost xx

  13. What an awesome post! I had no idea the history that these delectable treats held! TY for that! #FabFridayPost xoxo

  14. Thanks for your lovely comment and I love cookies too. Tours look awesome, I would love to taste it...

  15. I don't think we have any kind of cookie day here in the UK but we should! #bloggersbest

  16. I didn't know that there was a National Cookie Day. How awesome! This is one day I'd happily celebrate! #KCACOLS

  17. I lived in Canada for almost five years and cookies were a BIG part of our diet haha! Glad to hear there's a national day #KCACOLS

  18. I love cookies and nice to find out some fun facts about them! Thank you for linking up with #KCACOLS hope you can join us again next time!

  19. Back with some cookie lovin' from #kcacols xoxo