National Homemade Cookie Day

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Kaia Claypole

Today marks one of the sweetest days of the year: National Homemade Cookie Day!

Today is National Homemade Cookies Day, a day to bake your favorite cookies at home. You don’t need an excuse to bake cookies, having a special day aside guarantees there will be lots of baking going on. 

Cookies were invented during the 7th century in Persia. Cookies spread across the continent until it became one of the most popular treats in Europe by the fifteenth century. By the seventeenth century, they made their way to America. 

The English word “cookie” is derived from the Dutch word “koekie” meaning little cake. 

Matt Nader, of the San Francisco based Blue Chip Cookie Company, created Cookie Day in 1987. 

Facts about National Homemade Cookie Day

  • In 1937, Ruth Grave Wakefield of Whitman, Massachusetts, who ran the Tollhouse Restaurant, invented the first chocolate chip cookie. 
  • 13.5% of Americans admit to eating 20 or more chocolate chip cookies at a time?
  • In the late 1970’s, Secretary of State John Kerry was bored of just being a lawyer so he opened a Boston cookie store that remains in business today. 
  • Americans consume about 2 billion cookies each year, which averages to be about 300 cookies a year each. 

How can you celebrate National Homemade Cookie Day? Enjoy a cookie or two on National Homemade Cookie Day. Bring some into work, school, or even just share some with your friends whenever you hangout with them. Be sure to take a lot of pictures with friends and make memories while eating the cookies. 

Go into your kitchen and whip out the secret recipe your grandma gave you because today, that cookie recipe will come in handy. Have fun baking!