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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bake 'em & Eat 'em!


With cookies having already been celebrated throughout the year, why another 'cookie' day? There was even an entire month devoted to the cookie, the month of October. Since we are in the midst of the Christmas holiday season perhaps understanding why another 'cookie' day is not so difficult at all. With Christmas comes baking, with all the baking going on, at the top of the list is holiday cookies.

December 18 is...


Cookie days celebrated up to this point generally focused on any cookies with the easy way out being bought, not homemade. Bake Cookies Day is set aside for people, young and old, to stir up some cookie dough spreading holiday aromatic scents around not just the kitchen but permeating throughout the house.

Are you a novice at cookie baking? Start out sweet & simple...


This is a day to have some fun baking your favorite cookies. Don't just settle for the same-o-same-o. Get creative by decorating them with holiday flair or simply bake a batch, or two, or three, of scrumptious Christmas cookies. Make a party of it, bake cookies in groups with family, friends, kids, grandkids.

Don't stop at baking just one kind - plan an assortment...

 
Spend the whole day in the kitchen. Bake more than you can eat! Wrap up gift trays filled with cookies for friends and neighbors. You can even freeze some for later celebrations!

 
There is no way to get through Bake Cookies Day without eating your fair share. Maybe this day is misnamed...perhaps it should be "Eat Cookies Day"!

A Bit of Cookie History...
Cookies arrived in America in the 17th century, although the word arrived much later with the Dutch in its original form of “koekje”, meaning “little cake”. This was soon shortened to “cooky” or “cookie”, although cookies themselves seem to date back as far as 7th century Persia!
 Welcome to the kitchen the smell and taste of cinnamon...

Snickerdoodles Recipe
The Perfect Snickerdoodle (Recipe)

These are cinnamon sugar coated butter cookies that are chewy and almost cake-like in the middle with a little crunch around the edges.
 You can even bake and decorate your favorite Chocolate Chip cookie!

http://richjmyliferecipes.blogspot.com/2010/12/rudolph-red-nose-reindeer-chocolate.html 
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Chocolate Chip Cookies (Recipe)

 https://www.google.com/search?q=christmas+chocolate+chip+cookies&tbm=isch&imgil=IL3fDz53mmlarM%253A%253BJHXQe97u1L7_XM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.bigredkitchen.com%25252F2009%25252F12%25252Fsugar-glider-chocolate-chip-cookies%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=IL3fDz53mmlarM%253A%252CJHXQe97u1L7_XM%252C_&usg=__jYLwrkralBaqH0GQ7ZjLdNjpePc%3D&biw=1147&bih=515&ved=0CCsQyjc&ei=IUGSVJSPBMmqggSw3YHACA#tbm=isch&q=christmas+cookies&revid=197580010&imgdii=_ 
Click the image for TONS of recipes!



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Is your mouth watering yet?
 


yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!



Next on the Calendar... Fruity, Spiced Wine!


Related 'Cookie' Days:

Cookies! Cookies! Cookies! What is your fav? National Cookie Day

Cookies, anyone? National Pecan Cookie Day

What is your favorite cookie? Girl Scout Cookie Day

Chip off the 'Whole' Block National Chocolate Chip Day

Sugar! Sugar! Sugar Cookie Day

October is...National Cookie Month!