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 nutritious snack, but definitely a decadent treat.
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?