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National Cookie Dough Day

Celebrate National Cookie Dough Day with a scoop (or two!) of delicious homemade cookie dough - the perfect treat for any cookie lover!
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June 21
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Get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth on National Cookie Dough Day, June 21! This day celebrates one of the most popular desserts around. While cookie dough is often associated with baking cookies, it has become a treat all its own that can be enjoyed in many forms. In fact, cookie dough as an edible snack has been around since the 1950s! It's no wonder why this holiday is so beloved; who doesn't love delicious and indulgent cookie dough?

History of National Cookie Dough Day

National Cookie Dough Day Dates

National Cookie Dough Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Chocolate Chips</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ruth Graves Wakefield invented chocolate chips in 1938, paving the way for the popular chocolate chip cookie dough.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cookie Dough as a Snack</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1950s, cookie dough started being consumed as a standalone snack, aside from its use in baking cookies.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1984</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Raw Cookie Dough Phenomenon</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ben & Jerry's popularized the consumption of raw cookie dough in ice cream, introducing the famous "Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough" flavor in 1984.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Cookie Dough Cafés</div><div class='timeline-text'>Cookie dough cafés began to gain popularity in the late 2000s, providing cookie dough lovers with a dedicated snack spot.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Cookie Dough Day Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Cookie Dough Day was officially recognized and established to be celebrated on June 21, every year.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Cookie Dough Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake your own cookie dough</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative in the kitchen by baking your own cookie dough. From classic chocolate chip to sugar, peanut butter, and more, the possibilities are endless.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat it raw</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Nothing says National Cookie Dough Day better than eating it raw! You can buy pre-made cookie dough or make your own using your favorite recipe.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make cookie dough ice cream</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Mix up some delicious cookie dough ice cream for a cool treat on a hot day. Just add chunks of cookie dough to your favorite vanilla ice cream recipe.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a cookie dough themed party! Make lots of different flavors of cookie dough, have a baking contest and give out prizes, or turn it into an ice cream sundae bar with all sorts of toppings.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try new recipes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Experiment with different flavors and ingredients to come up with new recipes for cookie dough that you can share with family and friends.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Cookie Dough Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cookie dough is delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>It's hard to argue with the deliciously sweet taste of cookie dough. Whether you prefer it raw, cooked in a batch of cookies, or as an ice cream topping, there's no denying that cookie dough is one of the tastiest treats around!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cookie dough can be used in so many ways</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Cookie dough isn't just for making cookies - you can use it in all sorts of creative recipes. Add it to milkshakes and sundaes for an extra sweetness, make cookie dough popsicles, or even create your own stuffed cookie dough balls. Yum!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Homemade cookie dough is easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>If you love the taste of freshly made cookie dough, why not try making your own? All you need are a few simple ingredients like flour, butter and sugar. Plus, you can add whatever extras your heart desires - chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles - go crazy and have fun!</p></div></div>

5 Amazing National Cookie Dough Day Facts

<div class='facts-list'><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>National Cookie Dough Day Encourages Safe Consumption</h3><p class='facts-content'>Since raw cookie dough can have health risks due to uncooked eggs and raw flour, National Cookie Dough Day encourages recipes that make it safe to consume, such as heat-treated flour and egg substitutes.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cookie Dough Can Be Vegan Too!</h3><p class='facts-content'>There are numerous vegan cookie dough recipes available that omit eggs and use plant-based milks and chocolates, making the yummy treat accessible for all dietary preferences.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Many Cookie Dough Companies Donate to Charitable Causes</h3><p class='facts-content'>Several cookie dough companies use this day as an opportunity to give back to the community, with fundraisers donating a portion of their proceeds to charitable causes.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Edible Cookie Dough Has Never Been More Popular</h3><p class='facts-content'>With the rise of specialties like cookie dough cafes and the creation of safe-to-eat cookie dough brands, enjoying raw cookie dough has never been more popular and accessible.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cookie Dough Can Be Enjoyed Around the World</h3><p class='facts-content'>While originated in America, cookie dough has gained international fame. Countries around the world have their own spin on this treat, proving its universal appeal.</p></div></div></div>

National Cookie Dough Day FAQs

When is National Cookie Dough Day?

National Cookie Dough Day is celebrated on June 21 every year. In 2024 National Cookie Dough Day will occur on a Friday.

National Cookie Dough Day Dates



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