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National Cookie Day
Foods & Beverages
Me want cookie!

When: December 4th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Learn how to bake cookies if you don't already know how.  Before you go to bed, head over to the fridge and pour yourself a big glass of cold milk and then make a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies... fresh from the oven with milk can't be beat! 

Numbers

There are around 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States.

Description

A cookie is usually identified as a baked small, sweet desert type food.  They are usually made using flour, sugar and oil or butter. Often they contain many other ingredients like raisins, oatmeal, chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.  Chewy vs Crunchy, oddly enough Canada and the United States don't refer to crunchy style cookies as biscuits like other English speaking nations such as the United Kingdom.  Cookies first appeared around the 7th century in Persia, after the use of sugar started to become widely used in cooking. They eventually spread throughout Europe and could be purchased everywhere, from high end restaurants to local street corner vendors.  In the past when people would travel they would bring a type of cake with them to be eaten as snack throughout the journey.  With the new cookie small form factor and much easier to preserve and pack in luggage, the cookie became one of the go to snacks among the insurgence of world travel.  Cookies eventually found their way to America by way of the Dutch.  In 1703, when some Dutch in New York served cookies at a large funeral.

Interesting Facts

  1. Oreo, is the best-selling cookie this century, and was created in United States by Nabisco, in 1912.
  2. The Cookie Monster is a Muppet on the children's television show Sesame Street.
  3. The cookies that the Cookie Monster eats on the show aren't  actually cookies, rather painted rice cakes.
  4. One of the most popular type of cookie in the U.S. is the Chocolate chip cookie and was invented by the  Ruth Wakefield, who ran the Toll House Inn and created the famous Toll House Cookie.
  5. Pizzelles are credited as being the oldest cookie and originated from Italy.

Information

Observed:
  • December 4th
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