Welcome to our blog!National Cookie Day

If you haven’t checked out our About Us page do so…after you read this awesome post about National Cookie Day!

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate or at least understand that it’s National Cookie Day. For generations, cookie recipes have been handed down to future generations as reminder of their deliciousness. But first before we get into some awesome cookies, here are some things you might not know about cookies and National Cookie Day.

  • Cookie is derived from the Dutch word “koekie,” which means little cake
  • The origin of the cookie may in fact be in Persia in the 7th century.
  • Cookies became common to all levels of European society by the 14th century.
  • It wasn’t until the 17th century that they arrived in America.
  • Most common word for cookie is biscuit.

On top of these facts are the different categories cookies fall into. That’s right, cookie categories. Some of which include:

  • Bar
  • Drop
  • Filled
  • Molded
  • Pressed
  • Rolled
  • Sandwich (totally thinking about peanut butter cookies with chocolate frosting sandwiched between..yum)
  • No Bake
  • Refrigerator

So now that you know some facts and some specifics, it’s time to get down to some recipes. Going back to our childhood, we definitely remember our mom’s chocolate chip cookies. After drawing straws, here’s the top pick for Chocolate Chip Cookies. You might even recognize it from the Nestle® Toll House semi-sweet chocolate chip packages.

For this recipe you need 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 cup (2 sticks) of soften butter, 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 large eggs, 1 12-oz package of Nestle® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels and if you desire, 1 cup of chopped nuts.

  • Start off by preheating oven to 375 F.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt in one bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla in a second bowl until creamy. One by one, add your eggs. Then start adding small amounts of the flour mixture. Once that is smooth and mixed, stir in your chocolate chips and nuts, before spooning a tablespoon of this cookie dough onto an ungreased baking sheet. (To make the dough less sticky, refrigerate for 20 minutes or so before putting onto the baking sheet)
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes (our mom always stopped it smack dab at 10) or until golden brown. Allow cookies to cool a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack or onto foil.
  • To top it off, pour a glass of milk and enjoy!

What is your favorite cookie?