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Fun Fact December 4, 2020.

4 December 2020

Grab a glass of cold milk because Today is National Cookie Day!  Matt Nader of the Blue Chip Cookie Company out of San Francisco created Cookie Day, celebrating it first on December 4th 1987.  According to National Day Calendar dot com Bakers across the country warm up the ovens for holiday baking, and we enjoy giving tins of cookies to friends and family all season long.  We have the Dutch to thank for the word cookie.  The English word “cookie” is derived from the Dutch word koekie, meaning “little cake.”  Hard cookie-like wafers have existed for as long as baking has been documented.  They were usually not sweet enough to be considered cookies by modern-day standards.  The origin of the cookie appears to begin in Persia in the 7th century, soon after the use of sugar became common in the region.  Cookies arrived in America in the 17th century. Macaroons and gingerbread cookies were among the popular early American cookies.  It depends on what state you live in, but the most popular cookie in most states is chocolate chip, followed closely by peanut butter chocolate chip. 

Fun Fact December 4, 2020.