National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day - November 15
Wed, Nov 15, 2023

National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day

National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day is celebrated on November 15 in the United States. The holiday is dedicated to lovers of unusual cookies! It is prepared from exotic spices: cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, a mixture of raisins and currants, allspice. Choose your favorite recipe and join us!


National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day was created in 1990 to celebrate the hermit cookie. It was mentioned in an 1880 Republican magazine article on a picnic by Anna Barrows Papers. The article discussed the best dishes to take to nature, of which the hermit cookie was singled out.

There is an interesting legend about the origin of classic cookies. It is said that the bakers of Persia tested the temperature of the oven by placing small amounts of dough inside. Little did they know that this would become a favorite food all over the world!

Interesting facts

  • Cookies got their name due to the fact that they are stored for a long time, and the simplest spices available even to a hermit are used to make them.
  • The largest cookie ever made was 40 feet wide and 000 feet wide.
  • The word “cookie” comes from the Dutch “koekje”.
  • Makato Hagiwari, the inventor of the fortune cookie, was the first to put a piece of paper with good wishes inside. This idea was adopted by the entire world.
  • In Haiti, cookies are prepared by leaving special mixtures on the roofs of houses, and waiting until they are baked.

How to take part

There are many ways to take part in National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day. Enjoy cookies with an interesting movie, share pieces with loved ones, have fun. Cook a dish, explore various recipes, and let your imagination run wild. Keep a plate of delicious crispy cookies on the table at all times. Learn more about the history of the hermit cookie – there are many interesting facts to discover!

When is National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day Celebrated in 2023?

National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day is devoted to celebrating cheerfulness and fun. It happens annually on November the 15th.


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