NATIONAL PECAN COOKIE DAY – September 21

Each year on September 21st, people across the United States celebrate National Pecan Cookie Day. This delicious cookie can be eaten and enjoyed morning, noon and night. Pecan is an Algonquian word, meaning “a nut requiring a stone to crack.” A member of the hickory family, the pecan is native to central and southern United States. One of …
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NATIONAL GINGERSNAP DAY – July 1

Mmmmmm, hungry? Join in National Gingersnap Day on July 1st by enjoying this sweet and savory treat. Gingersnaps are cookies typically made from molasses, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and brown sugar. They are a combination of sweet and spicy and have long been enjoyed for generations. Gingersnaps are a healthier alternative to other cookies since they …
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NATIONAL PECAN SANDIES DAY – June 23

National Pecan Sandies Day is an American food holiday that is observed by cookie lovers each year on June 23rd. My mom has been making these as a Christmas staple for years.  We like them as the podered sugar covers them.  In my opinion still warm from the oven sprinkled with confectionery sugar.  Bet you …
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NATIONAL MACAROON DAY

Each year on May 31st, National Macaroon Day the small coconut cookie that’s full of flavor and variety, too. Don’t mistake these with the delicate sandwich cookies called macarons. No, these small, but substantial cookies hold their own despite the sometimes mistaken identity. For coconut lovers, this day is a little bit of bliss. The …
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NATIONAL LACY OATMEAL COOKIE DAY – March 18

There are cookie holidays and then there is National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day. Each year on March 18th, this holiday celebrates a delicate cookie made from oats. Some people may refer to this day as National Oatmeal Cookie Day (which is celebrated on April 30th). The difference between the two is that lacy oatmeal cookies …
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NATIONAL BAKED ALASKA DAY – February 1

Ice cream and cake come together on February 1st in a celebration called National Baked Alaska Day. An elaborate dessert that is also known as “Omelette Norvegienne,” Baked Alaska is made with hard ice cream on a base of sponge cake and covered in a shell of toasted meringue. In the United States in 1867, …
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NATIONAL FIG NEWTON DAY

National Fig Newton Day on January 16th annually recognizes a tasty pastry enjoyed across the country.  A Nabisco’s trademarked version of the fig roll, Newtons are a pastry filled with fig paste. Fig Newtons have an unusual and characteristic shape that has been adopted by many competitors, including generic fig bars. Up until the 19th …
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NATIONAL MARZIPAN DAY

Join millions of people across the nation on January 12th as they participate in the annual National Marzipan Day. Delve into a sweet confection on National Marzipan Day. On January 12th, the celebration kicks off with creatively formed confections that delight the eyes and mouth! For anyone who does not know, Marzipan is a confection …
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NATIONAL SHORTBREAD DAY

National Shortbread Day on January 6th recognizes a classic Scottish treat enjoyed around the world.  Shortbread is a traditional Scottish dessert typically made with: 1 part white sugar 2 parts butter 3 parts flour Modern recipes deviate from the 3 ingredient rule by splitting the sugar portion into equal parts of granulated sugar and powdered …
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NATIONAL PFEFFERNUSSE DAY – December 23

December 23rd is reserved for National Pfeffernusse Day, a German spice cookie. Very popular around the holidays, pfeffernusse are fluffy cookies made with ground nuts and spices and covered in powdered sugar. The exact origin of the cookie is unknown. However, the Dutch believe that pfeffernusse (or pepernoten) are linked to the feast of Sinterklaas, which …
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