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National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

Celebrate National Peanut Butter Cookie Day with a delicious twist - try baking some flavorful cookies that your whole family will love!
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June 12
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Introduction

It's time to celebrate National Peanut Butter Cookie Day on June 12! This day is all about honoring the delicious, nutty treat that has been a favorite for generations. Peanut butter cookies have been around since the early 1900s and are enjoyed by nearly everyone. Whether you prefer soft and gooey or crunchy and crisp, peanut butter cookies make for an enjoyable snack any time of year.

History of National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day Dates

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1890</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Peanut Butter Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>Peanut butter was invented by a St. Louis physician as a protein substitute for his older patients who had poor teeth and couldn't chew meat.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1913</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe</div><div class='timeline-text'>George Washington Carver began promoting the peanut and its many uses. He published a peanut cookbook which included the first recipe for peanut cookies.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1932</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Classic Criss-Cross Marking</div><div class='timeline-text'>The classic criss-cross fork marks become associated with peanut butter cookies after appearing in a Pillsbury cookbook.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1976</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Peanut Butter Cookie Mixing Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>A specialty mixer specifically designed for making peanut butter cookies is patented, making the cookie-making process easier and more efficient.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Growth of Peanut Butter Cookie Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 1990s brought a surge in the popularity of home baking, leading to increased recognition for the beloved peanut butter cookie.</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'>National Peanut Butter Cookie Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The celebration of National Peanut Butter Cookie Day became widespread on June 12, paying homage to the pastry's place in American culinary history.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Peanut Butter 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 your own peanut butter cookies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Using a simple recipe, mix together peanut butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda and flour to create a delicious batch of fresh homemade cookies.</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 peanut butter cookies with ice cream</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create the perfect combination by adding some creamy ice cream to your favorite peanut butter cookie. Enjoy this sweet treat as you celebrate National Peanut Butter Cookie Day.</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'>Gather your friends and family for a day full of creativity and fun! Set up a cookie decorating station with different frosting colors and sprinkles 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'>Share your favorite recipes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find or create your own unique recipe for peanut butter cookies and share it with your friends. You can also visit online forums and websites to discover some new ideas!</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'>Visit a local bakery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to your local bakery and pick up some freshly baked peanut butter cookies. Nothing beats the taste of a warm, gooey cookie right out of the oven!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Peanut Butter 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'>Peanut butter cookies are a classic</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Who doesn’t love a delicious and classic peanut butter cookie? These sweet treats are made with just a few simple ingredients like sugar, flour, peanut butter, and an egg. Not only that, they're incredibly easy to make - no need for fancy equipment or spend hours in the kitchen!</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'>Peanut butter cookies are customizable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The great thing about peanut butter cookies is that you can customize them however you want. Whether it's adding chocolate chips, dried fruit, or nuts - there's plenty of room to get creative and make these cookies your own!</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'>Peanut butter cookies are kid friendly</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making peanut butter cookies is a great activity to do with your kids. They can help measure out the ingredients and roll the dough into balls for baking. Plus, the whole family will enjoy eating them together after they come out of the oven!</p></div></div>

Unveiling 5 Nutty Facts for Peanut Butter Cookie Day

<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'>Peanuts Aren’t Actually Nuts</h3><p class='facts-content'>Despite their name, peanuts aren’t true nuts like hazelnuts or chestnuts. They belong to the legume family like peas or beans and grow underground, which is why they are sometimes referred to as groundnuts.</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'>Peanut Butter is High in Protein</h3><p class='facts-content'>Peanut butter, one of the key ingredients in peanut butter cookies, is a good source of protein, with about 7 grams per 2-tablespoon serving. These proteins are necessary for building and repairing tissues in your body.</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'>The Distinctive Fork Marks Have a Practical Purpose</h3><p class='facts-content'>The characteristic criss-cross pattern on peanut butter cookies isn’t just for decoration. It helps flatten the dough to ensure even baking, leading to perfectly cooked cookies every time.</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'>America Consumes a Lot of Peanut Butter</h3><p class='facts-content'>Americans consume around 700 million pounds of peanut butter per year, according to the National Peanut Board. Many of those peanuts end up in delicious cookies!</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'>Peanut Butter Cookies Span Generations</h3><p class='facts-content'>Peanut butter cookies aren't a new trend. The easy-to-make treat has been a family favorite for multiple generations and continues to be a beloved sweet delight in many households.</p></div></div>

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day FAQs

When is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day?

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day is celebrated on June 12th every year. In 2024 National Peanut Butter Cookie Day will occur on a Wednesday.

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jun 12

Monday

2024

Jun 12

Wednesday

2025

Jun 12

Thursday

2026

Jun 12

Friday

2027

Jun 12

Saturday

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