National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day is an American holiday dedicated to this healthy dessert. The cookies are made with oatmeal, which is one of the most popular cereals. Often recommended by nutritionists because it contains a lot of vitamins and minerals. The holiday is celebrated annually on March 18.
Oats began to be eaten in ancient China around the 2nd millennium B.C. It was originally a common weed in rice paddies, but the Chinese realized its nutritional value and began to grow it separately. Oats came to Europe, probably with the travelers, via the Silk Road. Oatmeal is very popular in today’s world. Porridge is eaten not only in its pure form, but on the basis of oat flakes make delicious desserts.
It is believed that oatmeal cookies first appeared in 1896. This dessert was made by Fannie Merritt Farmer. Around the middle of the 20th century, a lace version appeared. These cookies are thinner than their counterparts, more delicate and yet crispy.
- Oat flakes were especially popular in England. Initially they acted exclusively as feed for horses, but were later popularized in the human diet. The soldiers especially liked oatmeal because it quickly filled their bodies with energy.
- Oatmeal is a natural antioxidant, contains a sufficient amount of vegetable protein, large amounts of minerals and various vitamins. Fiber in its composition has a beneficial effect on the gastrointestinal organs, improving their function.
- Oatmeal cookies are most often served with ice cream or a hot beverage. Usually it is a regular tea (black or green).
How to celebrate
Visit a café or buy lace oatmeal cookies from a bakery to enjoy the great taste of this dessert. You can make your own oatmeal cookies. Recipes are easily found on the Internet. Have family get-togethers at the table, not forgetting to enjoy these baked goods.
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When is National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day celebrated in 2024?
National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day is observed on March 18 each year.