December is here and with it comes loads of hours spent in the kitchen baking up delicious treats for the holidays. For National Cookie Day, we’ve rounded up a couple of bite-size factoids about this classic holiday baked good. Whether sprinkled, frosted, or dipped in chocolate, we all love the sweet treat. In fact, according to Google Trends, “cookie” was the most-searched sweet during the month of December last year. Get our Holiday Cookies Special Issue, co-produced with feedfeed, for all the festive cookie inspiration you could want! Use promo code COOKIE and receive free shipping!
- More than half of Americans prefer homemade cookies to store-bought. (NationalToday.com)
- For both men and women, 33% say they eat cookies a couple of times a week. (NationalToday.com)
- Cookies first appeared in America in the 17th century. Among the most popular early American recipes were macaroons and gingerbread. (NationalDayCalendar.com)
- Cookie popularity spans the globe. In England and Australia, they’re called “biscuits,” and in Spain, they’re galletas. Cookies are keks or Plätzchen (Christmas cookies) in Germany and amaretti or biscotti (among others) in Italy. (National Restaurant Association)
- Can you guess when and where the first chocolate chip cookies were invented? Hint: It was in the United States. In 1937, Ruth Graves Wakefield of Whitman, Massachusetts, who ran the Toll House Restaurant, invented the first chocolate chip cookies. (National Restaurant Association)