National Cookie Month

It seems like October is dedicated to a lot of sweet happenings. Not only is it National Dessert Month, but candy is also eaten heavily during this month because of Halloween, and it happens to be National Cookie Month. Yes, this month is dedicated to a cooked or baked dessert that is typically small, sweet, and flat.

It’s a time during which people can enjoy just about any cookie imaginable, but most people will probably end up sticking with the most popular cookie varieties. What are the most popular cookies? The most popular ones are snickerdoodles, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and gingersnaps. Those are the cookies that most people seem to gravitate towards during this month.

The History of National Cookie Month

Unfortunately, we were unable to uncover the history of this month. But that isn’t surprising since most of these food holidays follow the same trend. These months seem to be invented on the fly, and no one writes down who invents them or when they were invented.

As such, we have a bunch of holiday months that no one knows where they come from. What we do know, however, is that the cookie was invented during the 7th century in Persia. Thanks to the Muslim conquest of Spain, these cookies would be spread throughout Europe.

By the 14th century, nobles and merchants all across Europe enjoyed cookies. Unfortunately, sugar was still expensive at this time, so peasants didn’t get to enjoy cookies as much as other social classes, although they may have enjoyed the occasional honey-flavored cookie.

Interesting Facts About Cookies

Below are some interesting facts about cookies that we think everyone will enjoy. We feel the following cookie facts are as sweet as cookies themselves, so let’s take a look at them.

  • The cookies eaten by the Cookie Monster on Sesame Street are actually painted rice cakes.
  • Chocolate chip cookies were invented in the 1930s by Ruth Wakefield.
  • After receiving criticism from PETA, Nabisco removed the “cage” covering the picture of the animals on Animal Crackers.
  • “Cookie” comes from the Dutch word “koekje,” which means “little cake.”
  • Fortune cookies are mostly an American invention and aren’t served in China.
  • The top-selling cookie brand in the world is Oreos.

Observing National Cookie Month

This is a great month to enjoy cookies. These cookies can be the store-bought variety, or people can bake the cookies themselves. It just doesn’t matter. What does matter is that people celebrating this month should use the hashtag #NationalCookieMonth to spread the word about it to cookie lovers around the world.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 1 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
October 1 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
October 1 Sunday
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