National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

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Step aside, oatmeal raisin. Take a hike, chocolate chip. There's a cookie in town that deserves its own day of recognition. 'Behold! National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!' – a day where we elevate this nutty, crumbly delight to the pedestal it surely deserves. It's an event so sweet that it leaves cookie jars worldwide quaking (or should that be baking?) in anticipation.

When is Peanut Butter Cookie Day?

It's national peanut butter cookie day on the 12th June.

A Tasty History

The humble peanut butter cookie has rolled its way into our hearts (and stomachs) over the years. With records of its glory dating back to 1916, courtesy of culinary pioneer George Washington Carver, the peanut butter cookie has since been a staple in the United States and beyond.

The Crunch of Fame

On June 12, 2015, National Peanut Butter Cookie Day reached an all-time high in online mentions. A staggering 2486 mentions were echoing the praises for these nifty nutty nibbles. It was a day that had the internet abuzz, outdoing the humble Oreo and giving chocolate cookies a run for their money. Quite rightly so!

The Day of the Peanut Butter Cookie

The National Peanut Butter Cookie Day isn't just about indulging in one of our favourite treats, it's about celebrating the creativity, the cultural significance, and the pure delight of baking. To join in the festivities, you can bake a batch of chewy peanut butter cookies, share your favourite recipe online (don't forget the hashtag #NationalPeanutButterCookieDay), or simply show your appreciation by taking a bite into one (or three).

Final Cookies Crumble

As we wrap up, remember to mark your calendars. National Peanut Butter Cookie Day is a celebration you certainly don't want to miss, unless you're nuts! So let's 'spread' the love till next year, where we can go nuts about this day, all over again!

History behind the term 'Peanut Butter Cookie'


The invention of peanut butter

Peanut butter first emerged in 1896 when Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a physician and nutritionist, produced a spread made from freshly ground peanuts at his Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan. He initially used the spread as a protein source for his vegetarian patients.


The emergence of peanut butter cookies

Peanut butter cookies became popular during World War I when they were introduced by the Girl Scouts. The troops were reportedly given a taste of peanut butter cookies by local patrol volunteers, and the soldiers loved them. As a result, peanut butter cookies gained widespread popularity among the military and eventually the general population.


Peanut butter cookies enter the mainstream

It wasn't until 1932 that the first printed recipe for peanut butter cookies appeared in a cookbook called 'Ruth Wakefield's Toll House Tried and True Recipes.' Ruth Wakefield, the owner of the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts, is credited with the invention of the chocolate chip cookie, but her cookbook also contained a recipe for peanut butter cookies.


Peanut butter cookies go commercial

In 1954, the Giant Food Company of Washington, D.C., introduced the first commercially produced peanut butter cookie. This marked a significant milestone for peanut butter cookies, as it made them widely accessible to the general public. The commercialization of peanut butter cookies further contributed to their popularity and ensured their place in American culinary culture.

Did you know?

Did you know that classic peanut butter cookie's signature design on top is from using a fork to flatten the dough, giving it its iconic grid look? Now that's a cookie print we all know and love!


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12th June 2015

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12th June 2015

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