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National Cookie Exchange Day- December 22
Fri, Dec 22, 2023

National Cookie Exchange Day

National Cookie Exchange Day is a sweet holiday celebrated with pleasure by the people of America. It’s a great way to lift your spirits and recharge – even in the coldest weather! Join us for the celebration and learn more about the history of cookies.

History

The first modern cookies originated in Persia in the 7th-8th centuries, on the territory of modern Iran. At that time, they had a much more basic taste due to the lack of sugar, so they did not receive much attention. However, over time, cookie recipes spread, acquired bright tastes, and won the hearts of consumers. Cookies were prepared from different flours, such as rice, wheat, and corn. The Muslim invasion of Spain in the Crusades gave impetus to the development of trade between the East and West, and eventually Europe joined them. As sweetness was seen as a practical product due to its long shelf life and versatility, merchants had a wide variety of types.

Sharing these cookies is a longstanding tradition that helps bring families and communities closer together and brings joy to oneself and others. People would visit each other’s houses, bringing treats with them, and taking the treats from the host as a gift. It is wonderful that this idea is still alive today on National Cookie Exchange Day!

Interesting facts

  • The name of the delicacy is translated from Dutch as “little cake”.
  • The chocolate chip cookie was created by Ruth Wakefield of Massachusetts. It was an accident – she didn’t have enough dough, so she added a chocolate bar to it.
  • The American Oreo was created in 1912 and is considered the best-selling cookie in the USA.
  • More than 50% of the population prefer homemade cookies. • If you leave the dough for a day in the refrigerator, the cookies after cooking will have a brighter taste and aroma.

How to take part

Start your day in the kitchen at National Cookie Exchange Day! Prepare a treat to be in time before the guests arrive. Gather together friends, relatives, loved ones at the same table. Purchase beautiful boxes or create your own to decorate cookies as a beautiful gift.

When is National Cookie Exchange Day celebrated in 2023?

National Cookie Exchange Day is observed on December 22 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Friday December 22 2023
Sunday December 22 2024
Monday December 22 2025
Tuesday December 22 2026

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