Bake Cookies Day - December 18
Mon, Dec 18, 2023

Bake Cookies Day

On Bake Cookies Day, people hurry home to please their loved ones with crunchy treats and fill their home with a magical aroma! It is no wonder that this holiday coincides with Christmas – the expectation of magic is strongly associated with cookies. Who doesn’t like them, anyway?


Some researchers suggest that cookies have been around for as long as 10,000 years – making them the oldest confectionery in the world. It is believed that the treat originated in Persia (the modern-day Iran). Initially, it wasn’t popular since sugar wasn’t readily available yet. But once it did, Persian chefs created sweet treats and people started to love them. Eventually, cookies spread all over Europe.

Today, there is a wide variety of cookie types – shortbread, biscuit, puff, cottage cheese, cheese, chocolate, vanilla, and many more. The great thing is that anyone can make them – the possibilities are endless!

Interesting facts

  • The first two cookie recipes were featured in a cookbook written by American Amelia Simmons in 1796.
  • In Haiti, they make strange cookies out of mud, vegetable scraps, and salt. They bake them on the roofs of their houses in sunny weather.
  • In 1999, the largest shortbread biscuit ever made was in the USA and it weighed 3687 kg.
  • In the 16th century, people started baking curly cookies.
  • Oreos are the best-selling cookies in the States, and they are composed solely of plant-based ingredients.
  • Fortune cookies were originated in California.

How to take part

The perfect way to celebrate Bake Cookies Day is to bake your favorite items and share them with your family. Find a new recipe or add something special to an old one. Serve treats to your neighbors and friends. You can even teach cooking to those who want to learn the skill.

When is Bake Cookies Day celebrated in 2023?

Bake Cookies Day is observed on December 18 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday December 18 2023
Wednesday December 18 2024
Thursday December 18 2025
Friday December 18 2026

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