National Cookie Day

Happy National Cookie Day!!

(Yup…it’s a real day!)

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3 of my favorite cookie recipes:

1.  Pillowy Pumpkin Spice and Honey Cookies

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2.  Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies

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3.  White Chocolate Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

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Here are some fun facts from Buzzfeed:

1. In the Middle East, chocolate chip cookies are topped with chocolate sauce and eaten with knife and fork.

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2. 13.5% of American adults admit to having eaten 20 or more chocolate chip cookies at a time.

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The surprising part is that ONLY 13.5% will admit to it.

3. Those cookies the Cookie Monster eats on Sesame Street are actually rice cakes with brown dots painted on.

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Real cookies would make the Muppet greasy, explains David Borgenicht in his book, Sesame Street Unpaved.

4. One easy way to up the flavor of your chocolate chip cookies is to let the prepared dough sit in the refrigerator for 24 to 36 hours before baking.

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5. Otis Spunkmeyer is a mash-up of the names of football player Otis Sistrunk and popcorn maker Orville Redenbacher.

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It was dreamed up by company founder Ken Rawling’s 12-year-old daughter.

6. Otis Spunkmeyer’s attempt to sell cookies in the U.K. flopped because of the company’s name: In Britain, spunk is slang for semen.

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7. Chocolate chip cookies are among only four foods acceptable to even the pickiest of eaters.

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The other three are fried chicken, French fries and macaroni and cheese.

8. The Whitman, Mass., Wendy’s built on the site of the old Toll House restaurant was once the only one in America that doubled as a museum, with historic photos and clippings about the Toll House lining the walls.

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9. Consumption of chocolate chip cookies INCREASED 10% following the introduction of detailed Nutrition Facts labels.

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10. Chocolate chips were invented for use in the chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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11. The standard rounded tablespoon of cookie dough can hold a maximum of 50 chocolate chips …

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… but most people are happy with 6 to 8 per cookie.

12. DoubleTree by Hilton extends its tradition of giving a warm chocolate chip cookie to guests on check-in to anyone who walks in the door on July 4.

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13. Back in the late 1970s when he was bored just being a lawyer, John Kerry opened a Boston cookie store that is still going strong.

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14. Gov. Bobby Jindal loves chocolate chip cookies so much his favorite recipe is on the official Louisiana governor’s website.

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15. Before he became famous for chocolate chip cookies, Wally Amos was the William Morris talent agent who discovered Simon and Garfunkel.

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16. The world’s largest chocolate chip cookie weighed 38,000 pounds, was 102 feet in diameter and contained 30,000 eggs.

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Of course I have to include some cookie humor…

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Go forth and celebrate accordingly!

The obligatory…What’s your favorite cookie?  Store bought: The vegan chocolate chip cookies at Whole Foods.  Homemade: Molasses Cookies…recipe coming soon.  I bake a ton of them for Christmas gifts!

Crunchy or soft-baked?  Soft-baked only!  I really don’t like crunchy cookies.

Please share links to your favorite cookie recipes!! I’m always looking for new baking ideas:)

#choosejoy

14 thoughts on “National Cookie Day

  1. Ugh this is the perfect excuse to head over to Whole Foods! But I also have a box of Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Jo Jo’s in my pantry, another favorite… Maybe if I eat them while on my run 😉 I loved the cookie eating rules. My dad always used to say the broken ones didn’t count.

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  2. I guess this means I’ll have to have cookies today! Not that I ever need a reason…

    I don’t generally care for store bought cookies but I do love the ones at whole foods. I LOVE molasses cookies! I always thought they were gross as a kid but love them now. I only make them at Christmas though, not sure why that is.

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  3. I love every last bit of this post!! Couldn’t agree more with the Cooking Eating Rules. I will be starting Christmas cookies tonight instead of this weekend 🙂

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  4. The best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever is the one of the back of the Chipits milk chocolate chips bag. It has to be the milk chocolate chips though. I don’t believe that this particular recipe calls for added spunk. 😛

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  5. Thanks for the info Jen!!! You bad influence you haha lol 😉 you know I had to down about four cookies because of it being cookie day ha 🙂 those pumpkin cookies look like winners. Annnnnd you are just cranking out the funniest meme’s this past week! You have me dying over here with that pic of the teddy bear face down in the cookie plate hahaha 🙂

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