National Cookie Day Date in the current year: December 4, 2016

National Cookie Day The National Cookie Day is a food-related holiday dedicated to a very popular treat. It is celebrated on December 4. This day is a perfect occasion to indulge yourself with your favorite type of cookie, be it peanut butter, chocolate chip, or oatmeal raisin.

Cookies are small and flat baked treats, usually made with flour, sugar, eggs, and cooking oil or butter. Cookie dough can have oats, raisins, nuts, chocolate chips, berries, spices or other ingredients stirred in. In most English-speaking countries outside North America, these baked treats are typically called biscuits. The word “cookie” is derived from the Dutch word “koekje” which means “little cake”.

Cookies are believed to originate in Persia. They came to Europe during the Muslim conquest of Spain. In the 17th century cookies were brought to America by English colonists, although the name “koekje” arrived with Dutch settlers and became anglicized.

Cookies can be classified according to the way they are formed. There are drop cookies, bar cookies, filled cookies, pressed cookies, molded cookies, rolled cookies, sandwich cookies, and even no-bake cookies.

To celebrate the National Cookie Day, pick up some of your favorite cookies at a local bakery or bake a tray of cookies yourself. Make sure you've baked enough cookies to share with your family and friends!

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