December 4 is National Cookie Day.
Created by the Blue Chip Cookie Company based out of San Francisco. President Matt Nader wanted to choose a date close to the holidays “because that’s when people indulge.”
Known as a cookie in the United States and a biscuit in Britain, and most other English-speaking countries, these little sweet treats have been around since 7th century BCE Persia. Those cookies were more like hard wafers that traveled well. Though they contained sugar they were not sweet by today’s standards. The modern cookie developed in the 18th century.
The term “cookie” is derived from the Dutch “koekje.
Top 10 Cookies Sold in the US, 2010 
- Nabisco Oreo
- Nabisco Chips Ahoy
- Nabisco Oreo Double Stuff
- Pepperidge Farm Milano
- Private Label Chocolate Chip
- Little Debbie Nutty Bar
- Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream
- Nabisco Chips Ahoy Chewy
- Nabisco Nilla Vanilla Wafers
- Private Label Sandwich Cookies
Top 5 Selling Girls Scout Cookie, 2014 
- Thin Mints
- Samoas/Caramel deLites
- Tagalongs/Peanut Butter Patties
- Do-si-dos/Peanut Butter Sandwiches
- Trefoils/Shortbread Cookies
Top 10 Favorite Cookies of Readers of the Brown-Eyed Baker, 2009  (included because we think it holds true today and for most people)
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Cookies
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cookies
- Sugar Cookies
- Ginger Cookies
- Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- A Three-Way Tie between Peanut Butter Blossoms, No-Bake Cookies, and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut
Be sure to have a cookie today!