The Bottom Line: December 4th is National Cookie Day!
The Full Story:
December 4th is National Cookie Day! Whether your favorite is chocolate chip, peanut butter, or oatmeal raisin, one thing’s for certain: National Cookie Day is one of the best food holidays of the year. Celebrated annually on December 4th, today passes as the perfect day to kick back with a box of your favorite cookies.
Need an excuse to eat a whole pack of Oreo’s? National Cookie Day is here for you! While cookies stand as one of America’s favorite sweet treats, they’ve been around for quite some time. Cookies were first seen back in Persia in the late 7th century, soon after sugar became a common product. Entering Europe around the 14th century, cookies made their way to US around the 17th century when macaroons and gingerbread cookies became American favorites.
The American word “cookie” is actually rooted from the Dutch word “keokie,” meaning little cake. No matter how the dessert got its name, there’s no doubt in how delicious cookies can be! Take today to celebrate by testing out a new recipe, picking up a dozen cookies at your local bakery, or getting a head start on those Christmas cookies. Whatever kind your favorite may be, happy National Cookie Day!