Point out a person who doesn’t like cookies. Didn’t find them? Well, dive with us into National Cookie Month! This holiday was created not only for those with a sweet tooth – cookies come in both sweet and salty varieties (e.g. crackers). Furthermore, cookies are easy to make and always appropriate to serve.
The activist who founded this holiday remains unknown, but we owe them a delicious month of gastronomy! There are countless cookie recipes, and ingredients like chocolate chips, peanut butter, raisins, and nuts can be added for extra flavor. You can opt for the simple sugar cookie too – it will still be a hit!
In the Middle Ages, baking was a difficult task and required a lot of experience to get it right. Over time, housewives were able to master the art, and by the time guests came over, they were ready to serve crumbly biscuits with tea. Recipes were modified and simplified, and cookies became a staple for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
- Many researchers believe that the first cookie-like dessert was created in Persia in the 7th century AD, in places where sugar cane was grown.
- Shaped cookies appeared in the 16th century.
- Oreo is the best-selling cookie in America, with sales amounting to $675 million as of 2017. What’s interesting is that only plant-based ingredients are used in its composition.
- Over 50% of Americans prefer to make their own cookies at home.
How to take part
Ready for a workout in November? We’re only joking – you look great no matter what! October is packed with delicious holidays, so don’t miss out on the festivities. Gather your loved ones, bake cookies, and organize fun contests for the best pastry. Take pictures of your creations and share them on social media. Experiment with different recipes and see if you can come up with something unique!
When is National Cookie Month in 2023?
National Cookie Month is observed on October 1 each year.