National Homemade Cookies Day is a great holiday to celebrate with a delicious treat! Cookies remind us of childhood, when mom would put a plate of treats on the table. Even if you don’t have these memories, why not create them on this date?
Historians still argue about the origin of cookies. It is believed that they first appeared in Persia (now Iran), in the 7th century BC. It is thought that cakes were originally baked to test the heat of the oven, and a small dough was placed in the oven to do this. Cookies quickly gained popularity and were spread all over the world – not only because of their taste, but also because of their convenient size for travel.
In the 14th century, cookies had spread all over Europe and England. Around this time, shortbread cookies were invented, which are still popular today. This simple recipe, with simple ingredients, was especially loved by housewives, as the aroma of freshly baked cookies drove guests wild. National Homemade Cookies Day was created so that people don’t forget that it’s easy to make a real masterpiece in the home kitchen!
- The first biscuit factory was opened in 1846, founded by Huntley & Palmers.
- The British are very fond of cookies, so mugs with special sections for cookies are a popular item.
- In Germany there is a monument dedicated to Leibniz cookies.
- The tallest, sweet tower was erected in New York, at 1.83m tall.
- Most people like to eat cookies with milk.
- Gingerbread men are often made to resemble Guy Fawkes.
- You can even brew beer from cookies – you need to soak crackers in warm water, chop, add honey and leave for the fermentation process.
How to take part
Grab your favorite ingredients and bake homemade cookies according to your favorite recipe. You can do this with friends and family, or experiment with an unusual recipe or even create your own! Share your creations on social networks and let more people know about this holiday!
When is Homemade Cookie Day Celebrated in 2012?
Homemade Cookie Day is devoted to celebrating cheerfulness and fun. It happens annually on October the 1st.