Celebrated every year on December 4.
Cookie Day was created in 1980 by the Cookie Monster.
Because cookie is all the reason he needed.
Nom nom nom, nom!
The word “cookie” probably came from the Scottish word “cooky” or “cucky” which both mean “tiny baked morsels”.
Or the Dutch word “koekje” which came from the diminutive word for “tiny cake”.
But cookies are so old that we cannot really know for sure which of those words came first.
Some of the different types of cookies are:
- Bar cookies or tray bakes.
These cookies are baked like shallow cakes
and then cut into bars or squares. Like brownies.
- Rolled Cookies.
Cookies made from thinly rolled stiff dough
and then cut into shape before baking.
- Drop cookies.
A soft dough is dropped or spooned on a baking sheet.
Drop cookies often contain butter and spread out when baking.
- Filled cookies.
A filling is sandwiched or folded into rolled cookie dough.
- Sandwich cookies.
A filling is sandwiched between baked cookies.
- No bake cookies.
A dough is made that is safe to eat without baking.
The difference with truffles is mostly the cookie shape
There are several other, more specific cookie holidays to celebrate throughout the year:
- Oreo Cookie Day on March 6
- Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day on March 18
- Chinese Almond Cookie Day on April 9
- Oatmeal Cookie Day on April 30
- Peanut butter Cookie Day on June 12
- Sugar Cookie Day on July 9
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on August 4
- Fortune Cookie Day on September 13
- Pecan Cookie Day on September 21
- Homemade Cookies Day on October 1
- Spicy Hermit Cookie Day on November 15
- Gingerbread Cookie Day on November 21
- Bake Cookies Day on December 18
- Cookie Cutter Week on the first week of December
“Friend something better than chocolate ice cream…
Maybe friend somebody you give up last cookie for.”
— Cookie Monster