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National Cookie Month

Get ready to indulge in all your favorite cookies this National Cookie Month! From classic chocolate chip to unique flavors, the options are endless.
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Get ready to indulge in some delicious treats because October is National Cookie Month! This month-long celebration gives us the perfect excuse to enjoy all kinds of cookies – from classic chocolate chip to unique flavors like pumpkin spice or red velvet. Did you know that the origin of cookies can be traced back to 7th century Persia? They were originally made as a way to test oven temperatures, but have now become a beloved dessert all over the world. So grab your favorite cookie recipe and get baking, because there's no better way to celebrate this sweet holiday!

History of National Cookie Month

National Cookie Month Dates

National Cookie Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>7th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of Cookies</div><div class='timeline-text'>Cookies are believed to have their origins in 7th century Persia, now known as Iran. They were initially made to test oven temperatures.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Industrial Revolution Boosts Cookies' Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the Industrial Revolution, the mass production capabilities allowed cookies to increase in popularity and become a common treat.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of the Chocolate Chip Cookie</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ruth Graves Wakefield invented the first chocolate chip cookie at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1945</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Peak of the Cookie Industry</div><div class='timeline-text'>The cookie industry reached its peak after WWII, with the creation and popularity of many new types of cookies.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1987</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Celebrating Cookies: National Cookie Month</div><div class='timeline-text'>Matt Nader of the Blue Chip Cookie Company established October as National Cookie Month to celebrate the beloved sweet treat.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Cookie Month

<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 a new cookie recipe every day</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself to bake a different cookie recipe every day for the entire month! You can try classic recipes or get creative and come up with your own unique flavors.</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'>Go on a cookie crawl</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and go on a cookie crawl around your city or town. Visit different bakeries and try out their signature cookies, and don't forget to take pictures for social media!</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'>Host a cookie decorating party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a fun and festive cookie decorating party! Provide different types of cookies, frosting, sprinkles, and other decorations for everyone to get creative with.</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'>Donate cookies to a local charity</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread the joy of cookies by donating them to a local charity or shelter. You can also organize a cookie drive and encourage others to donate as well.</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'>Have a cookie-themed movie night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family for a cozy movie night featuring your favorite cookie-themed movies, like "Cookie's Fortune" or "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". Don't forget to have plenty of cookies to snack on while you watch!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Cookie Month

<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'>Cookies bring back childhood memories</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Almost everyone has fond memories of baking cookies with their parents or grandparents as a child. National Cookie Month gives us an excuse to relive those sweet and nostalgic moments by making our favorite cookie recipes and sharing them with loved ones.</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'>Cookies are the perfect snack</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Crunchy, chewy, soft, matter how you like your cookies, they're the perfect snack for any occasion. They can be enjoyed on their own or paired with a glass of milk or cup of tea for a cozy treat. Plus, they come in endless varieties to satisfy any craving!</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'>Cookies are an expression of love</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Many people associate cookies with feelings of comfort and love. Whether it's receiving a homemade batch from a friend or family member, or taking the time to make them yourself, cookies are a simple yet meaningful way to express love and show others that you care.</p></div></div>

5 Amazing Facts for National Cookie Month

<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">Cookies Have Traveled to Space</h3><p class="facts-content">The first food ever baked in space was a batch of chocolate chip cookies, by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station in 2019 to test a new in-orbit oven.</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">The World’s Biggest Cookie Weighed Over 40,000 Pounds</h3><p class="facts-content">The world's largest cookie was a chocolate chip cookie, baked by the Immaculate Baking Company in 2003. It weighed 40,000 pounds, measured over 100 feet in diameter, and used 30,000 eggs during the baking process.</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">Oreos are the Best Selling Cookies in the World</h3><p class="facts-content">Despite their relatively short history considering the long history of cookies, Oreo cookies are the best selling cookies in both the US and worldwide. Over 450 billion Oreos have been sold since their introduction.</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">The Word Cookie Has Dutch Origins</h3><p class="facts-content">The word cookie comes from the Dutch word 'koekje', which means 'little cake'. It was introduced to English during the Dutch colonization of America.</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">There's a Scientific Reason Why Cookies and Milk are a Perfect Match</h3><p class="facts-content">When you dip a cookie into milk, the milk's proteins and sugars interact with the cookie, softening it up and enhancing its flavors. So, science also agrees that milk and cookies are made for each other!</p></div></div>

National Cookie Month FAQs

When is National Cookie Month?

National Cookie Month is celebrated on October 1 every year. In 2024, National Cookie Month will occur on a Tuesday.

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