Are you trying to fight those sweet cravings? Don’t resist the urge because today is National Cookie Day! And we’re not joking because it’s annually observed every December 4.
According to National Day Calendar, we owe the sweet, delicious creation to the people of Netherlands. The English word “cookie” was derived from the Dutch word “koekie” meaning “little cake.” In the 17th century, the most popular cookie creations among Americans were macaroons and gingerbread cookies.
As mentioned on the site, Blue Chip Cookie Company started the “unofficial” national holiday in 1987. In celebration of National Cookie Day, don’t forget to pick up cookies from your favourite bakery. It’ll be better if you can bake cookies for your family and friends.
In this article, we’ve listed the 6 best cookies recipes that you must definitely try:
1. Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread cookies are warm and delicious to eat especially during the cold season. They’re not only easy to prepare but also baking such will enhance your creativity! Create some gingerbread man cookies, snowflakes-shaped cookies or even gingerbread houses.
Check out the complete recipe at FoodNetwork.com.
2. Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies should be chunky, fat, and definitely chewy! It’s a comforting food especially when you’ve got milk to go with it. Whether you’ll dunk those cookies into the milk or consume them separately, eating these cookie creations will put you in a happy state.
Get the full recipe of chewy chocolate chip cookies from AllRecipes.com.
3. Oatmeal Cookies
According to Martha Stewart website, oatmeal cookies are “tart and sweet, hearty and crunchy-chewy.” As oatmeal cookies are high in fibre and has less calories, these cookies are delightful to munch on. Don’t forget to pair them with a glass of milk.
Visit this link for the complete recipe if you’d like to bake some whole grain oatmeal cookies.
4. Cookie Sandwich
Who wouldn’t want to indulge in this cookie creation? Bake some soft yet delicious sandwich cookies for National Cookie Day! Fill in those cookies with chocolate, cream or your favourite jam.
Check out the homemade Chocolate Sandwich Cookies recipe by AllRecipes.com.
5. Coconut Macaroons
What’s best about coconut macaroons is that it’s crunchy on the outside yet chewy in the middle. According to TasteofHome.com, this recipe earned the baker a first-place ribbon at a county fair. It’s also easy to prepare as it would only take 10 minutes.
6. No-Bake Cookies
And if you think you don’t have the baking skills, don’t fret. You can still have some cookies. You have the option not to bake them!
Visit BrownEyedBaker.com to learn how to make no-bake Peanut Butter Butterscotch crisp cookies.