National Sugar Cookie Day - July 9
Sun, Jul 9, 2023

National Sugar Cookie Day

Although the origins of this unique holiday are currently unknown, National Sugar Cookie Day presents a great opportunity for cookie-lovers to sink their teeth into as many sugar cookies as they want without feeling guilty. If you missed National Peanut Butter Cookie Day earlier in the year, now’s your time to celebrate! Traditional sugar cookies require just six ingredients: baking powder, butter, eggs, flour, sugar, and vanilla. Sugar cookies can be formed into cookie sandwiches with marshmallow cream pressed between two sugar cookies. Add frosting and sprinkles to the top, and you have yourself a sugary, delightful treat!

Celebrate this weird holiday by baking or buying sugar cookies! Bring a batch of sugar cookies to work, and share them with your coworkers! Have a competition with your friends or family about who can eat the most sugar cookies! Pull out the frosting, and design your own sugar cookie! Use cookie cutters to create various shapes of sugar cookies, or add pink food coloring to create pink sugar cookies! After you finish stuffing your mouth with sugar cookies, go for a run to burn of the extra carbs you ingested. Wish someone you know a «Happy National Sugar Cookie Day!». However you decide to spend National Sugar Cookie Day, we wish you a soft and delicious holiday!


The famous sugar cookie appeared back in the 1700s in the city of Nazareth, in Pennsylvania state. Originally called the Nazarene biscuit, the treat was made by German Protestant settlers in the shape of the state’s cornerstone. A couple of hundred years later, sugar cookies entered the daily diet of most Americans. It is customary to use it on holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Easter, and birthdays.

National Sugar Cookie Day Fun Facts

  • In the mid-1700s, Protestant settlers from Germany created the first sugar cookies in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
  • Before sugar cookies were called «sugar cookies», they were referred to by other names. Sugar cookies were called gimblettes in France, cimbellines in Italy, and other names like jumbles, jumbals, crybabies, plunkets and gemmels in other parts of the world.
  • Early sugar cookies were often a cross between the modern bagel and a cookie. Many times, sugar cookies were tough and dry, making them convenient to travel with and long-lasting.
  • In North America, sugar cookies are popular during Christmas and Halloween.
  • As of November 10, 2012, Alexander Chin holds the world record for the at 16.25 inches in diameter.

National Sugar Cookie Day Jokes

  • Two sugar cookies were sitting on a bench. The first cookie looked up at the sky and said, «Which do you think is farther, Florida or the moon?». The second cookie looked at the first and said, «Duh! Can you see Florida from here?!».

  • An elderly man was laying in his bed dying. In death’s agony, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite sugar cookies coming from downstairs. He gathered enough strength, and with all his might, he got out of bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom. He forced his boney fingers to grab the handrail, and he went down the stairs, one stumbling step at a time. With labored breathing, he leaned against the door frame, and gazing into the kitchen. Were it not for death’s agony, he would have thought himself already in Heaven. On the kitchen table, spread out in rows on cookie sheets, were literally hundreds of his favorite sugar cookies. Was he in Heaven, or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted wife, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man? Mustering one great final effort, he lunged toward the table, landing on his knees in a rumpled posture. His parched lips were slightly parted. The spectacular taste of the cookie was already in his mouth; seemingly restoring his strength. The aged and withered hand, driven by one last gritty effort, shakily made its way towards a cookie at the edge of the table, when it was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife. His wife looked him straight in the eye and said, «Stay out of those! They’re for the funeral!».
  • Anti-joke: Why did the sugar cookie go to the doctor?
  • It didn’t. A cookie is a food. Therefore it doesn’t have working organs.

  • Anti-joke: Julia baked 45 sugar cookies and ate 35. What does she have now?
  • Diabetes.

  • Anti-joke: If I had 10 sugar cookies and you took half, do you know what you would have?
  • A black eye and a broken hand.

National Sugar Cookie Day Quotes

  • «Look down the aisle, sugar cookie. Every cookie is a sugar cookie. A cookie without sugar is a cracker». Gary Gulman
  • «The sugar cookies – those are my favorite». Thomas Williams
  • «As Harold took a bite of Bavarian sugar cookie, he finally felt as if everything was going to be ok. Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy, we can thank God for Bavarian sugar cookies. And, fortunately, when there aren’t any cookies, we can still find reassurance in a familiar hand on our skin, or a kind and loving gesture, or subtle encouragement, or a loving embrace, or an offer of comfort, not to mention hospital gurneys and nose plugs, an uneaten Danish, soft-spoken secrets, and Fender Stratocasters, and maybe the occasional piece of fiction». Emma Thompson as Kay Eiffel, Stranger then Fiction (2006)
  • «I don’t want to live in a world where I have to eat sugar-free sugar cookies». Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka, and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World (2005)
  • «I was definitely one of those people who fell for the fat-free cookies and chips that are loaded with sugar and calories». Alison Sweeney

National Sugar Cookie Day Destinations

  • Visit Nazareth, Pennsylvania – the birthplace of sugar cookies!
  • Celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day by visiting a local bakery and buying lots of sugar cookies!
  • Visit Grandma, and ask for some of her delicious sugar cookies!

This holiday has also been called: Sugar Cookie Day, International Sugar Cookie Day, National Sugar Cookies Day, Sugar Cookies Day and International Sugar Cookies Day!

National Sugar Cookie Day is celebrated in July which is: National Anti-Boredom Month, National Blueberry Month, National Cellphone Courtesy Month, National Grilling Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, and National Vacation Rental Month!

When is National Sugar Cookie Day in 2023?

National Sugar Cookie Day is observed on July 9 each year.


Sunday July 9 2023
Tuesday July 9 2024
Wednesday July 9 2025
Thursday July 9 2026
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