National Pecan Cookie Day celebrates the delicious, nutritious treat loved by millions. The holiday is celebrated annually on September 21, on this day houses are filled with the aroma of fresh pastries, housewives share recipes and tips.
The literal translation of the word pecan sounds like this – a nut, which requires a stone to crack. You can find it in the central and southern parts of America, but the first pecan was discovered in the 16th century in Mexico. The taste of nuts was so loved and liked by people that they immediately began to be used in cooking.
- If you love pecans, pay attention to April 14 – this day is the national day of this nut.
- In 1773, President George Washington planted some trees.
- Before becoming the main component of delicious cookies, the nut became a symbol of the state of Texas.
- Pecans are rich in fiber, vitamins, iron, and magnesium. It is often used in diet food.
- A great addition to soft, crumbly cookies with a nutty flavor and aroma is a glass of milk, however, you can brew tea or coffee.
- The US exports over 80% of pecans.
How to celebrate
Find an old cookbook and bake delicious cookies, treat your friends and relatives, colleagues to them. You don’t have to stick to the classic recipe, try the secret ingredient. If you have children, be sure to involve them in cooking, they will be happy to bake cookies and then eat them. If you don’t want to stand by the stove, just buy a package of your favorite treat.
When is National Pecan Cookie Day in 2022?
National Pecan Cookie Day is observed on September 21 each year.