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December 4 is National Cookie Day

I love the month of December! It is filled with Holiday cheer for me and I love to share it by baking a ton of cookies and giving them out to friends and family (maybe keeping a few for myself as well!).

In America, the cookie is known as a small baked dessert that consists of sugar, egg, flour and some sort of fat like butter, oil or lard.  The cookie can be further enhanced with a variety of add-ins, such as chocolate, fruit or nuts.

Cookies have been around since the 7th century and they were originally called keokje .  Keokje is a Dutch word, meaning little cakes.  One of the reasons they became popular so quickly was that they travelled well and could be enjoyed anywhere.  In the 17th century, when the English settlement came to America, the keokje came with it.  The most popular Keokje was made of nuts, sweetener and water.

Today, the keokje has evolved into the cookie and can be classified into a number of different cookie categories, including:  bar, drop, filled, rolled, molded, refrigerated, pressed, no-bake and sandwich cookies.  I don’t think I have a favorite type of cookie, they are kind of like kids…you love them all in different ways.  So, no matter what your favorite cookie is, please join me in celebrating National Cookie Day by baking your favorite cookies.  Or try one of my recipes below:

Hershey’s Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Potato Chip Cookies

Spiced Pumpkin Cookies

Check back later in the week as I will be posting other cookie recipes.

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