National Cookie Exchange Day is a kind and sweet holiday, which is celebrated with pleasure by the people of America. A crunchy treat that lifts your spirits even in the coldest weather. Join the celebration and recharge with us!
The first modern cookies originated in Persia in the 7th-8th centuries, on the territory of modern Iran. Its taste was not as rich due to the lack of sugar, so people were skeptical about it. It did not receive much attention during that period. Over time, cookie recipes spread, acquired bright tastes and won the hearts of consumers. It was prepared from different flours: rice, wheat, corn.
The Muslim invasion of Spain gave impetus to the development of trade in the Crusades. East and West cooperated for mutual benefit, then Europe joined them. Sweetness has always been considered a practical product due to its long shelf life and versatility, so merchants have always had a wide variety of types.
Sharing these cookies is a longstanding tradition that helps bring families and communities closer together, and bring joy to oneself and others. People went to visit, brought treats with them and took them as a gift from the owners of the house. It’s great that on National Day the idea is still alive!
Did you know that:
- the name of the delicacy is translated from Dutch as “little cake”;
- chocolate chip cookies created by Ruth Wakefield of Massachusetts. It was an accident: the girl did not have enough dough, so she added a chocolate bar there;
- the American Oreo was created in 1912 – it is considered the best-selling in the USA;
- more than 50% of the population prefer homemade cookies;
- If you leave the dough for a day in the refrigerator, then the cookies after cooking will have a brighter taste and aroma.
How to celebrate
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 2022?
National Cookie Exchange Day is observed on December 22 each year.