Being from Kentucky, I could tell you a thing or two about making homemade biscuits. However, that is a subject for another day.
Today we celebrate National Homemade Cookie Day. Wait…I thought we were talking about biscuits? In England, a biscuit is a cookie or a cracker; it can be savory or sweet. But let’s get back to our national day.
National Homemade Cookie Day.
We can thank the Persians for the cookies. In the 7th Century, sugar became more common, and cookies came to be.
Cookies then spread to Europe with the Muslim conquest of Spain. By the 14th Century, cookies were commonly enjoyed by street vendors and royalty alike.
What is your favorite cookie? Oatmeal, biscotti, peanut butter, shortbread, sugar, gingerbread, there is not enough room here to name all the different kinds of cookies people enjoy!
Chocolate chip cookies are my husband’s favorite. A batch of these goodies won’t last long in our household!
The chocolate chip cookie was invented by American chefs Ruth Graves Wakefield and Sue Brides in 1938. Ruth created the recipe during the period when she owned the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts.
The rest, as they say, is history. Chocolate chip cookies, ice cream, muffins, banana bread, pancakes, waffles, cheesecake…I could go on and on! Americans are obsessed with this dessert.
The cookies can be simple or gourmet (remember the Doubletree Hotel chocolate chip cookies). Yum!
Whether you make your own or grab a bag from the grocery shelf, take today (or any day) and indulge in your favorite cookie!