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Nov 20 2013

National Bake Cookies Day

by Glenda

Christmas Cookies by Lisa ZwirnDecember 18th is National Bake Cookies Day. This comes at a wonderful time, because winter holiday celebrations are in progress. This gives everyone an opportunity to bake cookies. Cookies can be made from ready-made dough or from scratch. When deciding to bake cookies from scratch you may be at a loss for ideas. I suggest you visit your local library and pick up a few books on baking cookies. The joy of cookies by Sharon Tyler Herbst, The Christmas cookie book by Judy Knipe and Barbara Marks, Christmas cookies: 50 recipes to treasure for the holiday season by Lisa B. Zwirn, or Southern living best loved cookies: 50 melt-in-your-mouth Southern morsels are all wonderful books with excellent recipes for baking cookies. If you are more of a visual learner then check out Martha’s favorite cookies DVD, the DVD features thirty-three of Martha’s best cookie recipes. These are just a few of the wonderful items that are available to help make National Bake Cookies Day a success. Other ideas for National Bake Cookies Day are to have a Cookie Swap Party, make cookies for your local school, fire station or police station. I just can’t wait for December 18th. I can smell the cookies already, can’t you? My favorite cookie is the classic chocolate chip cookie, but I also like ginger snaps, lemon bars and oatmeal cookies without the raisins. Tell me your favorite cookie and/or post your favorite recipe.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Hope November 21, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Glenda, great post. I swear I gained a pound just reading about those cookies!

Veronica W November 21, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Snickerdoodles, oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip with pecans, peanut butter, shortbread, just to name a few. I am especially fond of homemade shortbread, so if anyone out there bakes it…(smile)

Glenda November 21, 2013 at 12:29 PM

This is the time of the year to eat cookies we love and try some new ones.

Jencey Gortney November 21, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Cookie Swap parties are fun!

Robbin November 21, 2013 at 5:21 PM

As a child I always ate the big old-fashioned molasses cookies (yum) & would get mad if I had to share! Now a days my favorites are oatmeal WITH raisins. I do like chocolate chip cookies but I’ll ONLY eat them when their straight out the oven & still warm & soft. A tall glass of milk or hot chocolate must come with!

Greg November 23, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Is this, by any chance, around the same time as National Cookie Eating Day?

Glenda November 25, 2013 at 1:06 PM

I don’t think so, but feel free to bake and eat the cookies. LOL!

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