C is for Cookie…and N is for…National Cookie Day!
Did you know that cookies or cookie-like wafers have been around since ancient times? In the 7th century, a cookie or form of the cookie was found in Persia right around the time using sugar became popular in that area. The earliest known cookies in the US came over with the Dutch in the 1600s.
Cookies are found in many different countries around the world and have become a popular snack as they tend to travel well and don’t require utensils to eat. They are called biscuits in England and Australia, keks in Germany, and galletas in Spain.
National Cookie Day started with some inspiration from a Sesame Street Dictionary by Jim Henson and Linda Hayward, which was published in 1980 with a quote from everyone’s favorite Cookie Monster who stated: “Me proclaim today National Cookie Day!” while sitting on a throne. Matt Nader from the Blue Chip Cookie Company made the day official on December 4th, 1987. (gazette20)
Image from: cbr.com
Cookie Monster From Sesame Street loves cookies, and so do I!