Saturday, October 9, 2021

National Cookie Month Review

A plate of cookies

The month of October has been designated National Cookie Month.  It is also National Dessert Month and cookies are a favorite dessert for many.

No one knows where or how October became Cookie Month, but we're not complaining. With so many different kinds of cookies to try, it needs a whole month to truly celebrate cookies.  In addition, there are even individual days throughout the year dedicated to various kinds of cookies.

Cookie Holidays

A plate with a variety of cookies
Source: Pixabay

The two biggest cookie celebrations occur in October (National Cookie Month) and on December 4, which is National Cookie Day.  There is even a special day to bake cookies (Bake Cookies Day) on December 18.  Other dates are set aside for individual kinds of cookies.

Special Days for Specific Types of Cookies:

  • January 16: Fig Newton Day
  • January 22: Blonde Brownie Day
  • February 8: Molasses Bar Day
  • February 10: Cream Cheese Brownie Day
  • March 18: Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • April 9: Chinese Almond Cookie Day
  • April 30: Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • May 9: National Butterscotch Brownie Day
  • May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day
  • May 31: Macaroon Day
  • June 12: Peanut Butter Cookie Day
  • July 9: Sugar Cookie Day
  • September 29: National Biscotti Day
  • October 1: National Homemade Cookie Day
  • November 21: National Gingerbread Cookie Day
  • December 8: Brownie Day
  • December 18: Bake Cookies Day

Bar Cookies vs. Drop Cookies and Four Other Major Kinds of Cookies

  1. Bar Cookies. ... such as brownies
  2. Dropped Cookies. Dropped cookies are usually the easiest kind of cookie to make. ... Ex: oatmeal raisin cookies and chocolate chip cookies
  3. Molded Cookies. Molded cookies are usually round in shape and are formed by rolling the dough with your hands. ...
  4. Rolled Cookies. ... Ex: Gingerbread Cookie Men and Sugar Cookies
  5. Pressed Cookies. ... Spritz (Spritzgeb├Ąck) and sandwich cookies and those made with a cookie press
  6. Refrigerator Cookies. ... are cookies baked from cookie dough which has been chilled first, then simply sliced and baked. 
  7. No Bake Cookies.

Cookie Trivia

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source: Pixabay

*America's all-time favorite cookie will probably come as no surprise – it's the Chocolate Chip Cookie!  They are also Canada's favorite. 

When all US states were polled about their most popular cookie, nearly 75% had some variation of the classic chocolate chip. 

Oreo cookies
Source: Pixabay

*The World's best-selling cookie is the Oreo Cookie.

*It might surprise you to learn that the state which eats the most cookies  is UTAH. Idaho comes in second and Oregon is third. For whatever reason, the southern states rank the lowest in having an appetite for this sweet treat.

*A Cookie-Related Date:  The first full week in December is known as National Cookie Cutter Week


So, enjoy eating and baking your favorite kinds of cookies throughout the month of October and on any ... or ALL ... of the individual Cookie Days throughout the year! Remember.... if you break a cookie in half before you eat it, all the calories fall out! (LOL).

By the way ~ what is your favorite kind of cookie? We can do our own poll in the comments below. :)

October is National Cookie Month

A wide variety of cookies
Image Source: Pixabay

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*National Cookie Month Review written by Wednesday Elf

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  1. Of course, cookies deserve a whole month! After all, there are so many to eat. I really like the idea that the calories fall out when you break a cookie :) I must keep that in mind! I am not the least bit surprised that Oreos are the #1 cookie, but I would have expected that to be the chocolate chip. Very interesting indeed! As for the southern states & cookies, I find that statistic shocking. I submit that perhaps that is based on store bought cookies and we bake our own, so the real cookie consumption in the southern states may never be known :)

    1. You are probably right, Mouse, about store-bought cookies in southern states. BTW, the #1 favorite cookie IS the chocolate chip cookie. The best-selling store-bought cookie is the Oreo cookie. :) And, MY favorite kind of cookie is any with nuts in them. :)

    2. roflol! I most likely read that and then only remembered the Oreo because, wait for it, I have a package of Oreos right next to me :) But, they are Lemon Oreos!

  2. The bakery in our local grocery store makes a cookie that is by far my favorite. It is an oatmeal based cookies but has white chocolate chunks, cranberries and coconut in it. Wonderful! For homemade cookies I like the seven layer cookie. This is a bar cookie I make every year around the holidays. It has layers of graham crackers,margarine,butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, coconut, nuts and sweetened condensed milk. Yummy. I don't make them more often because they would be too tempting. Thanks for a fun review. Happy Cookie Month!!

    1. A grocery store near me in Georgia also had a great bakery and they had a cookie with walnuts and coconut that I absolutely loved. I agree, Mary Beth, that some cookies are irresistible. Like your yummy sounding bar cookie.

  3. I am a huge fan of cookies! While I definitely prefer cookies freshly cookies by me, friends, family members or a good bakery, I have happily munched on plenty of Oreos, Pecan Sandies, Pepperidge Farm Bordeaux and Mint Milanos, and Danish butter cookies in my day. ;)

    As you know, I eat low carb versions of my favorites these days. Thanks very much for including my review of Good Dee’s Keto Cookie Low Carb Baking Mix in today’s review!

    1. Thanks for enjoying a bit of National Cookie Month with me, Margaret. Your low carb cookie article is so helpful as it allows everyone to enjoy cookie month even when on a special diet.

  4. Cookies are and have been a favorite in our household for as long as I can remember. I can see why chocolate chip cookies are the all time favorites to make too. Easy to put together and they taste just so good. I'm sure this will get everyone's "Cookie Monster" coming out of the woodwork! Time to get baking I guess! Yummy!

    1. Reading about cookies does seem to give you the urge to go bake some cookies right now. Thanks for stopping by, Olivia.

  5. I love Chocolate Chip Cookies!! Love that you said "Remember.... if you break a cookie in half before you eat it, all the calories fall out!" Happy Cookie Month and thank you for a fun review !

    1. Happy to have you enjoy National Cookie Month with me, Jasmine. Thanks for your visit. Now go enjoy a cookie break!. :)


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