'tis the holiday season and you know what that means! Lots of gift buying, lots of scrambling to get to ten different places at the same time, and more importantly; lots of cookie baking!
Did you know that there is actually a holiday set aside for this seasonal tradition? It's true. December 18th is the special day, dedicated for baking cookies. This day is very accurately named, Bake Cookies Day!
Whether you're planning on making traditional chocolate chip cookies, decorated cookies, or even a giant cookie cake, this is the time to do it!
'Though the history of this special holiday is unknown, it's obviously well-loved and for good reason. Who doesn't love to bake cookies? And especially during the holiday season, Christmas cookies are always a hit (both for baking and for eating!)
Celebrate this holiday by, you guessed it, baking cookies! You can look all over the internet and not find much more than just that. It's the day to bake cookies, not too hard of a concept, right?
So you want to join in on the fun? Good! You can start by choosing what type(s) of cookies you want to make. You can't go wrong with traditional options such as:
But if you want to get a little more creative, or go a little wild, there are lots of options when it comes to holiday cookies! Try mixing up some of these yummy recipes:
Once you have finished baking your festive, delicious cookies, you might stop and wonder; now what? Well there are tons of options for you and your cookies, you have a bright future together. You could:
A) Wrap them up pretty with cellophane and tissue paper. Tuck them in a nice cookie tin and wrap with a bow. Give to a neighbor, co-worker (or boss), teacher or family member! Cookies are always a welcomed holiday treat.
B) Host a cookie exchange! This is easy to do, just have a few friends bring enough to share and make a party of it! Exchange your cookies and get a wonderful selection of all kinds of different cookies.