National Cookie Day
National Cookie Day is a day set aside to celebrate the cookie. All cookies. Sugar. Chocolate Chip. Peanut Butter. As long as it’s a cookie then you can celebrate it. A number of places give out free cookies to celebrate this made up, fun holiday. The day to celebrate the cookie was founded in 1987 by Matt Nader of Blue Chip Cookie, company.
When is National Cookie Day?
Annually on December 4th
Type of Holiday?
Fun, Food Holiday
How is National Cookie Day celebrated?
- Bake cookies and invite family and friends over
- Have a cookie party where you exchange with friends
- Make up a new type of cookie
- Bake a new recipe – one you have never tried before
- Bake homemade cookies and bring them in for your co-workers
National Cookie Day Facts:
- The holiday was founded in 1987 by Matt Nader of Blue Chip Cookie, Company
- Americans consume over 2 billion cookies a year – roughly 300 cookies for each person
- The average American eats 35,000 cookies in a lifetime
- Half the cookies baked in American homes each year are chocolate chip
- You can burn up to 348 calories by baking
- The biggest cookie was reportedly baked in 2003 in North Carolina – it weighed 40,000 pounds
- The world’s best selling cookie is the Oreo
- The most popular cookies are chocolate chip cookies, followed by Oreos, sugar and snickerdoodles
- Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster’s real name is Sid
- The most expensive cookie is a 23-carat gold-leaf covered cookie that retailed for $1,000. It was created by Sofia Demetriou, the owner of “Duchess Cookies” last year.
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Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on December 4th :
- Jay-Z – Singer/Record Producer
- Tyra Banks – TV Show Host
- Jeff Bridges – Actor
- Marisa Tomei – Actress
Do you have a favorite cookie? Do you celebrate the cookie on December 4th?
Other holidays in December, besides Christmas and Hannukah, include Rosa Parks Day, Pastry Day, Cocoa Day, Violin Day and many more!