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National Cookie Day!

December 4, 2012

Guess what? Today, December 4th, is National Cookie Day! I had no idea about this when I made a batch of cookies yesterday. And it’s not like I bake every day, so what a coincidence! I had been holding on to this Everyday Food recipe for Emeril’s Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies for a couple of years and finally decided to make them. I used natural peanut butter and I may not have been so precise with the measurements of sugar. They came out great! They’re very dense and rich, and not the most┬ánutritious snack, but definitely a decadent treat.

peanut butter chocolate chip cookie national cookie day

Here are some fun cookie facts:

  • The word “cookie” comes from the Dutch word, “keokje,” meaning “little cake”
  • In the US, Australia, and Canada, a cookie is a small, flat, baked treat made from flour, fat, sugar, and eggs (the cookies I made happen to be flourless)
  • There are many types of cookies, classified by how they are formed: drop cookies, no-bake cookies, rolled cookies, filled cookies, and sandwich cookies are just some of the classifications
  • The most popular type of cookie is…you guessed it…the chocolate chip cookie!

My favorite cookies are black and whites and oatmeal raisin (soft and chewy preferred!).

What’s your favorite cookie?

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