Everyone enjoys the scent of freshly baking cookies in the oven. You smell those cookies, and you can almost taste them melting in your mouth too. Which they do soon enough!
The first week in December is national cookie cutter week
and it is also a great way to dive into the holiday season.
Cookies are a great hostess gift if you are attending a get together at someone’s house, they are a good gift to give to the hard to shop for person on your list and they are warm and welcoming for anyone that visits your home or just to enjoy with your family while you watch holiday movies.
It’s time to whip out your favorite cookie cutters and recipes and start baking! You could even make it into a fun party and invite your friends to help. Get lots of decoration items too, so everyone can decorate their cookies as well.
Here are some fun facts you may enjoy:
- 13.5% of Americans admit to eating 20 or more chocolate chip cookies at a time.
- A fresh batch of cookies is a trick real estate agents have used to sell homes at open houses for decades.
- Cookie cutters were created in the 1700s by tinsmiths in America.
- Americans consume about 2 billion cookies every year (which is approximately 300 cookies per person per year)
- Chocolate chips were developed specifically to be used in chocolate chip cookies.
- National Cookie Cutter Week began in the mid 1990s, and was created by Paula Mullins.
We can’t wait to get baking…how about you?