Friday, December 4, 2015

National Cookie Day | Support Your Local Bakery

On December 4th people everywhere celebrated National Cookie Day! It's one of those holidays which offers the perfect excuse to stop at a local bakery and pick out a selection of delightful treats. (Because we all know that the little shops on Main Street, family-owned cookie companies and independent bakeries are some of the best places to find treats)

Although National Cookie Day is an "unofficial" holiday, it's certainly well known. Internet rumors place it's origination in the year 1987, launched by the Blue Chip Cookie Company. Initially launched in San Francisco in 1983, their products soon became well known and widely enjoyed across the country. Remaining under the same family ownership for decades, in 2005 it changed hands when Donna Drury and Bob Heine purchased Blue Chip Cookies to continue the tradition of excellence. Read their history and story here

To celebrate at home check out these suggestions.

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P.S. The Cookie Monster also proclaimed his own National Cookie Day in the 1980 book The Sesame Street Dictionary. Even though the day was proclaimed, there was never a date associated with it.

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