National Cookie Day


Cookies all the way…

Today is National Cookie Day, and what better way to celebrate than to try out some new types of cookies? From chocolate chip, to almond, to gingersnaps, to macaroons, National Cookie Day is the ultimate way to celebrate all things ‘biscuity’!

Cookies date all the way back to the 7th century, and various recipes and styles of cookies were developed over the centuries following, and reached many different origins where they took on new forms and were given new names, the name ‘koekje’ coming from the Dutch which actually means ‘little cake’.

Cookies are a billion dollar industry in the United States, with many of the popular American cookies still gaining ever more fame as the years go by, such as gingerbread cookies, macaroons and chocolate chip. Cookies are such a popular phenomenon in America that the sale of cookies by Girl Scout troops is also a huge tradition in many parts of the United States.

Cookies spreading the holiday cheer!

With Christmas soon approaching and with so much food surrounding the Christmas holidays, we can really experiment with the different types of cookies that we both eat and bake! German Christmas cookies, Neapolitan, macaroon fingers, mostaccioli, oatmeal, hazelnut-chocolate plus many other varieties are just a few of the types of cookies we can expect to see during the festive season.

Quick Tip: Food colouring can be your best friend and at the same time, your number one enemy during the Christmas holidays. A few drops of colouring into a cookie dough mix can add festive colours to practically every baking creation, but be careful – it can get everywhere, and can dye clothes, hands, and your kitchen units (!) various festive colours so make sure everything is well protected!

Try searching Recipebridge’s huge database of cookie recipes if you are stuck for ideas. The spiced Christmas cookies that uses golden syrup and cinnamon is a personal favorite of mine and they are very easy to make – just try to refrain from eating the white chocolate writing fudge before you’ve used it to decorate your cookies or they will look a little bare! If you are looking for the perfect recipes to bake with your kids, the cookies on Recipebridge will help you out – look out for the traditional decorated Christmas cookies. This recipe is a great one for the whole family to do together and the children will love this hands-on experience.

National Cookie Day is all about celebrating the cookie and enjoying the exchange of homemade treats. Bake one or more batches of different varieties and share them with your friends and it will soon be a day that you celebrate more and more each year. Find more cookies recipes on Recipebridge to enjoy year round.


Posted by RecipeBridge Staff Writer December 4th 2011
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