Let’s Celebrate “Bake Cookies Day” on December 18th
There’s a Norwegian proverb that says, “Cookies are made of butter and love.” And it may be true.
Cookies date back all the way to the 7th century in Persia (where sugar originated), and then they quickly spread around the world. Renaissance cookbooks had cookie recipes in them, and from then on, you could find cookies (or something similar to cookies) in most cultures.
With their endless variations, cookies are a dessert that everyone can get behind. There are so many different kinds out there that you could spend endless hours pouring over recipes. But with Bake Cookies Day quickly approaching (on December 18th), here are a few you might consider baking!
- Monster Cookies: Do you need a cookie recipe that doesn’t contain flour? Then here it is! Monster Cookies have oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and M&M’s – and you’ll love them! You can even add candy eyes – to make them into some really cute monsters!
- Homemade Nutter Butters: If you like store-bought Nutter Butters, you’re going to go absolutely crazy over the homemade version. This recipe has you making soft peanut butter cookies and sandwich them with a peanut butter buttercream – can you say, “YUM”?
- Oatmeal Cookies: It’s thought that oatmeal cookies came from Scottish oatcakes, but the first written version of a recipe for oatmeal cookies showed up in 1896 in a cookbook by Fannie Farmer. Nowadays, there are lots of variations for oatmeal cookies, but you’ll like this one with its crisp edges and chewy centers. And, you get to decide whether you add raisins or chocolate chips!
- Soft Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe: There’s something so comforting about a Snickerdoodle cookie – with its buttery flavor, slight tang (from the cream of tartar), and cinnamon-sugar coating – and this recipe has all of those things. Make a double batch – because these are going to disappear quickly.
- The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies: There are about a million chocolate chip cookie recipes on the internet, but if you haven’t found the perfect one yet – try this one. With browned butter and big chocolate chunks – you may never need to try another chocolate chip cookie recipe again.
- The Best Sugar Cookies: Sugar cookies are perfect during the month of December – especially if you and your children like to decorate them for the holidays. Sally’s Baking Addiction shares her tried and true recipe – and it makes decorating easy, and you’ll love the flavor.
- White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies; Have you made White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies before? No? Now’s your chance! The nuts add great flavor and some crunch, and the white chocolate chips add the sweetness you want in a cookie.
- 4-Ingredient Pecan Sandies: With only four ingredients, these Pecan Sandies are both easy and delicious – and go perfect with coffee or tea. They will melt in your mouth!
- The Best Coconut Macaroons: Do you love coconut? Do you love cookies that are soft and chewy? Then Coconut Macaroons are for you! This recipe has you dipping them in chocolate (which is optional) and just adds to the flavor. (They’ll remind you of a Mounds candy bar!)
- Dorie Greenspan’s Chocolate Chunker Cookies: Love a good chocolate cookie that got a ton of mix-ins? Then here’s your recipe! These are incredibly delicious, and you’ll love the combination of cherries, cashews, and chocolate (both milk and dark) in this recipe.
This December, celebrate “Bake Cookies Day” on the 18th by baking up a big batch of these cookies – or your personal favorite – and grabbing a big glass of milk! After all, who would want to miss out on a chance to celebrate this special day?