National Shortbread Day - January 6
Sat, Jan 6, 2024

National Shortbread Day

National Shortbread Day is dedicated to a delicacy that no one can refuse! This is a tasty and fragrant treat that even the layman can easily prepare. It got its name because of its fragility and small grains of which it consists.


The first shortbread recipe appeared in Scotland in 1736. It was published by Mrs. McLintock. It immediately became popular! Modern nutritionists are not thrilled with treats because of the high oil content – in fact, it does not allow the dough to stick together. However, the fat content did not prevent you from enjoying the taste and creating a National Day.

According to statistics, every American eats up to 35 sweets in a lifetime. In 2010, in the United States, in one of the shopping centers in New York, a 1,83-meter-high cookie tower was built – the structure consisted of 22800 pieces! Residents of Florida baked the largest cookie weighing 3687 kg, they used strawberries and whipped cream as decorations.

Initially, the products did not have a bright taste, but with the advent of sugar, he began to play with colors. By the way, ordinary cookies were invented quite by accident – the dough was sent to the oven, checking how warm the temperature was. The cakes were unsightly in appearance, but soon became a separate dish.

Interesting facts

Beneficial features:

  • provide rapid saturation;
  • contain magnesium, iron, fluorine, sodium, phosphorus, iodine, zinc and other elements;
  • has a beneficial effect on the functioning of the brain and the state of the nervous system due to the high content of vitamin B;
  • due to the high content of carbohydrates controls energy metabolism in the body.

How to celebrate

On National Shortbread Day, cook up a treat and treat the family! Buy gift wrappings and present cookies to colleagues, neighbors, friends. Check out unusual recipes and try to create a brand new masterpiece. Don’t forget to take a picture of it and post it on social media.

When is National Shortbread Day celebrated in 2024?

National Shortbread Day is observed on January 6 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday January 6 2024
Monday January 6 2025
Tuesday January 6 2026
Wednesday January 6 2027