NATIONAL COOKIE CUTTER WEEK
The first week in December, get into the full holiday swing and get ready to start baking! Holiday sweets are a tradition for millions of people around the world. This special week is a time to celebrate all the fun you can have with cookie cutters and pastries.
HOW TO OBSERVE
…In the most fun way possible, of course. Whip out the old cookie cutters from every nook and cranny of your home, and get baking! Use #NationalCookieCutterWeek or #CookieCutterWeek to post photos of your beautiful cookies all over social media. Make a day party out of it. Invite friends and family, young and old to join the festivities… Baking and decorating cookies is a hobby suited for anyone. Using cookie cutters makes the whole process a little bit easier, and the more you have, the more shapes you can get creative with! While you’re at your cookie party, share these fun facts with your guests:
- If you let chocolate chip cookies rest in the fridge for 24-36 hours after you make them, they’ll have more flavor. (But, let’s be honest, we’re not waiting that long and you probably aren’t, either.)
- 13.5% of Americans admit to eating 20 or more chocolate chip cookies at a time. If you are a part of that 13.5%, we salute you.
- A fresh batch of cookies is a trick real estate agents have been using on their clients for decades.
- Cookie cutters were created in the 1700s by tinsmiths in America.
- Americans consume about 2 billion cookies every year, which averages out at 300 cookies per person, per year.
- Chocolate chips were developed specifically to be used in chocolate chip cookies.
National Cookie Cutter Week began in the mid 1990s, and was created by Paula Mullins.