C is for cookie. November 4th is National Cookie Day all over the world. There is nothing better than a cup of cold milk with a cookie.
In 1987, Matt Nader of the San Francisco-based Blue Chip Cookie Company created Cookie Day. This fun and sweet holiday was also championed by Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. Since then, word traveled around the globe that there was much tasty fun to be had on December 4th, and people from many countries now celebrate Cookie Day by getting together and baking (and eating) cookies. In fact, a number of Cookie Day variations such as Oatmeal Cookie Day and Bake Cookie Day are also celebrated around the world.
The origin of the cookie appears to begin in Persia in the 7th century, soon after the use of sugar became common in the region. They were then spread to Europe through the Muslim conquest of Spain. Cookies were common at all levels of society throughout Europe by the 14th century, from the royal cuisine to the street vendors. – Nationaldaycalendar
The chocolate chip cookie, originally called the “Toll House Crunch Cookie,” recipe was published in a Boston newspaper and quickly became one of America’s favorites, according to Nestle.- CNN
When asked to describe their state’s favorite cookie or the one that best represents the state’s personality, 34% of Americans picked chocolate chip. FYI, Hawaii picked macadamia nut cookies and Florida orange cookies. With 49% of the country’s peanuts coming from Georgia, it’s no surprise that Georgians picked peanut butter cookies. – Parade.com
In 1989, New Mexico named the ‘bizcochito’ its official state cookie. Bizcochito, derived from the spanish word ‘bizcocho’ which means biscuit, is a delicious shortbread cookie flavored with anise and topped with cinnamon sugar.- Mobile-cuisine.com
The name “cookie” is derived from the Dutch word “koekje,” meaning “small or little cake.” The word “biscuit” comes from the Latin “bis coctum,” which means “twice-baked.”- Restaurant.org