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National Oatmeal Cookie Day

Celebrate National Oatmeal Cookie Day with the family - bake delicious oatmeal cookies and enjoy a tasty treat!
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When it is?
April 30
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Introduction

It's time to get excited for National Oatmeal Cookie Day on April 30! This special day has been celebrated since the late 1800s as a way to honor this beloved classic cookie. Oatmeal cookies are a favorite among many, and have become a staple in households around the world. Not only are they delicious, but oatmeal cookies are also healthy and full of fiber, making them a great snack any time of the day. So get your ovens ready and celebrate National Oatmeal Cookie Day by baking up some delicious oatmeal cookies!

History of National Oatmeal Cookie Day

National Oatmeal Cookie Day Timeline

<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'>Origin of Oatmeal Cookies</div><div class='timeline-text'>The oatmeal cookie has its origins in the 1800s, derived from the oatcake recipes of British and Scottish immigrants.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1896</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Published Recipe</div><div class='timeline-text'>Fannie Merritt Farmer publishes the first known oatmeal cookie recipe in her "Boston Cooking-School Cook Book".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1908</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction into Commercial Baking</div><div class='timeline-text'>Quaker Oats popularizes the Oatmeal cookie by printing the recipe on every one of their products as a marketing strategy.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1910s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inclusion of Raisins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Raisins and nuts were added to the traditional oatmeal cookie recipe, creating a new variation loved by many.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origination of Holiday</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Oatmeal Cookie Day begins to be celebrated, marking a day dedicated to the appreciation of this delicious treat.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Modern Variations</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 21st century sees a growth in oatmeal cookie variations, incorporating ingredients like chocolate chips, spices, and various types of nuts.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Oatmeal Cookie 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 some oatmeal cookies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Nothing says "I'm celebrating National Oatmeal Cookie Day" like baking some delicious oatmeal cookies. Search online for a recipe or use one from your family cookbook. Enjoy the smell of fresh baked cookies in your home and share with family and friends.</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'>Create an oatmeal cookie masterpiece</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make a giant oatmeal cookie by pressing the dough into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake, cool and decorate with icing, candies, and sprinkles. Cut into fun shapes like hearts and stars before serving.</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'>Go out for oatmeal cookies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out your local bakery to see what kind of oatmeal cookie creations they have in store. A warm, fresh oatmeal cookie can be just the thing to celebrate National Oatmeal Cookie Day.</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'>Share your favorite recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Share your favorite family recipe for oatmeal cookies with friends on social media or through email. Reminisce about happy memories made with the recipe and encourage others to make their own.</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'>Host an oatmeal cookie party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather family and friends around the kitchen table and have everyone make their own oatmeal cookies from scratch. Decorate with icing, candies, and other toppings while chatting away.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Oatmeal Cookie 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'>Oatmeal cookies are healthy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Oatmeal cookies are packed with nutritious ingredients like oats, raisins, and nuts. Not only do they taste good, but they provide essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs to stay healthy. Plus, oatmeal adds an irresistible chewiness that you just can't get from other kinds of cookie!</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'>Oatmeal cookies are easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>No matter your baking experience level, everyone can make delicious oatmeal cookies. All you need is a few basic ingredients such as butter, sugar, and oats and you're on your way to homemade cookie greatness. Plus, there's also lots of recipes available online to help get you started!</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'>Oatmeal cookies are customizable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The beauty of oatmeal cookies is that you can easily change them up depending on your tastes. Whether you prefer them chewy or crunchy, loaded with add-ins like chocolate chips or dried fruit, or simply eaten plain - the possibilities for creativity and flavor combinations are endless!</p></div></div>

5 Sweet Surprises About Oatmeal Cookies

National Oatmeal Cookie Day FAQs

When is National Oatmeal Cookie Day?

National Oatmeal Cookie Day is celebrated on April 30 every year. In 2024 National Oatmeal Cookie Day will occur on a Tuesday.

National Oatmeal Cookie Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Apr 30

Sunday

2024

Apr 30

Tuesday

2025

Apr 30

Wednesday

2026

Apr 30

Thursday

2027

Apr 30

Friday

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