National Pecan Cookie Day

One thing you can always rely on is that there is a delicious food-related day no matter what day or month it is. Introducing National Pecan Cookie Day. It falls on the 21st of September and is a great excuse to tuck into some of these delicious treats. Read on to learn more about National Pecan Cookie Day, and grab a glass of milk to wash it all down.

The History of National Pecan Cookie Day

Although it is difficult to find out the true source of how this day started, we can look at the history of the stand-out ingredient – pecan nuts. Often considered to be a tough nut to crack, they are flavorsome with a buttery taste and find their way into a lot of sweet treats.

Grown on trees, they pack a protein punch as well as antioxidants excellent for improving health. Interestingly, there are over 1,000 different types of pecan nuts and each of them offers the same health benefits, even helping to reduce cholesterol.

They are high in Zinc – handy since this is a common deficiency and if we don’t get enough zinc in our diet, the body finds it difficult to produce testosterone. The pecan tree is actually the state tree of Texas – this was adopted in 1919. However, it is Albany in Georgia where you will find the highest density of Pecan trees in the USA.

There are over 600,000 and is also the venue of the National Pecan Festival. This is held every year and holds events such as races and pecan cooking contests among other things. It is now native to central and southern states in America.

They were first discovered in Mexico. This may explain why they found their way to the Southern states so quickly. As soon as the colonists discovered them it wasn’t long before they could be found all over. Now, they are a staple ingredient in many dishes, especially the baked variety.

How To Observe National Pecan Cookie Day

Well, we would start by saying bake some! The recipe is easy to find and the making is both fun and simple. This is the sort of thing that kids can get involved in and if cookies aren’t your thing, you could cheat a little and make a pecan pie.

If you aren’t the baking type, why not buy a batch and share it with family and friends? You could even buy them from different places and judge which is the best for you.

Get involved in social media and spread the word. Use the hashtag #Nationalpecanday and share some of the love. Also, this is a good way of finding out how others are choosing to celebrate the day. If you have young children, it can be fun to find out more about this nut and do a mini-project on them.

The distinctive shape and flavor make it a tasty subject to explore. Whatever you do, be sure to mark your calendar for the special day in September, dedicated to this delicious treat.

When is it?
This year (2023)
September 21 Thursday
Next year (2024)
September 21 Saturday
Last year (2022)
September 21 Wednesday
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