June 12 is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

June 12, 2015 at 5:35 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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national peanut butter cookie day

Peanut butter cookies originated in the United States.

First becoming popular in the 1920’s

Today’s Cookie Facts:

  1. The first commercial cookie in the U.S. was the Animal Cracker, introduced in 1902.
  2. The Oreo, the best-selling cookie of the 20th century, was developed and introduced by the American company Nabisco, in 1912.
  3. The U.S. leads the world as the biggest cookie bakers and eaters, spending more than $550 million annually on Oreos alone.
  4. In 1989, New Mexico named the ‘bizcochito’ its official state cookie. Bizcochito, derived from the spanish word ‘bizcocho’ which means biscuit, is a delicious shortbread cookie flavored with anise and topped with cinnamon sugar.
  5. The U.S. has a National Cookie Cutter Historical Museum located within the Joplin Museum Complex in Joplin, Missouri.

Today’s Food History

  • 1873 Rocky Mountain locusts enter southwestern Minnesota. The beginning of a 4 year crop destroying locust (grasshopper) plague.
  • 1897 Carl Elsener patented the…

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