National Cookie Day

Those of you who have an undying love of cookies might want to mark December 4th on your calendar. That’s because this is National Cookie Day. An American holiday dedicated to this tasty dessert and snack food that can be consumed at any time of day or at any meal.


While the origin of National Cookie Day is currently unknown, the history of the cookie is a well documented fact. Cookies were invented during the seventh century in Persia. Right around the time that sugar became a common resource in that region. It then spread throughout Europe thanks to the Muslim conquest of Spain. The cookie would continue to march across the continent until it became one of the most prevalent snack foods in Europe by the fifteenth century.

The story of the cookie doesn’t end in Europe however. In the seventeenth century is made its way across the Atlantic into the Americas via the Dutch settlers of the time. Colonial housewives snatched up the concept of the cookie and began producing their own. These simple cookies were most often simply flavored with butter, with some of the more elaborate ones being flavored with rose water, maple syrup or sometimes even beer!

Today, the cookie is one of the most revered desserts in America. There are literally thousands of different cookie recipes that crowd cookbooks of the last two centuries. Which can make choosing a cookie a very daunting task indeed. I guess that is just how the cookie crumbles though.

Observances and Traditions

If you are wondering how to celebrate National Cookie Day, then you don’t have to worry any longer. It is one of the easiest holidays in the world to celebrate. Just choose your favorite cookie and give yourself permission to indulge it anytime of the day or at any meal. You can also try your hand at baking your own special cookie. And if you’re looking to brighten someone’s day, then all you have to do is give out some cookies. This is sure to brighten anyone’s day.

When is it?
This year (2023)
December 4 Monday
Next year (2024)
December 4 Wednesday
Last year (2022)
December 4 Sunday
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