It’s December 4th and that means National Cookie day! It caught me by surprise that this one falls in December. Though it makes sense since christmas cookies, gingerbread men, and snickerdoodles are a thing served in the holiday season. Plus it’s also one of those few food holidays that have an origin. It was founded by the Blue Chip Cookie Company in 1987. so to celebrate try your hand at one of these cookie recipes.
If you’re a fan of sugary cinnamon goodness, then these cookies are a treat. Plus they’re a classic, though much of their origin is a mystery. Conflicting reports suggest that the cookie may be german because of their name, or from New England.
One of the oldest cookie recipes, a popular treat in the 17th century, it still holds up today for those who love gingerbread. And even if you don’t care for the taste, decorating the little cookie cut out shapes is a fun holiday activity!
Another ancient treat, macaroons date back to the 9th century, although at the time they were almond based. These fluffy coconut versions didn’t appear until later.
Christmas Sugar Cookies
As fun to decorate as they are to eat, these cookies are the most popular to leave out for Santa. Modern sugar cookies are descended from Nazareth cookies in Pennsylvania all the way back in mid 1700s.
Hopefully you feel inspired to make and eat some cookies, enjoy!