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July 9th is National Sugar Cookie Day
you're looking for something to do today then I hope you have some milk
on hand because it's National Sugar Cookie Day! Better get some
icing too, while you're at it! Let's get right into celebrating
National Sugar Cookie Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, most likely because this is such a commonly eaten cookie!
It may not be eaten as much during this time of the year, they're very
common near the end of the year, but there are many reasons why people
love making sugar cookies. They're easy to make, are great cookies for
cookie cutters and if you slap some icing on them they are perfect for
any occasion. With all that love for these cookies, a holiday was bound
to be set up just for them. Now, sugar cookies might have evolved
from what is called a jumble. These were common in the 17th century in
Europe and they were pretty dang easy to make. The ingredients were
pretty close to the same as sugar cookies but jumbles might have been a
bit more creative with the flavors and shapes. But by the mid 1700s,
German Protestants were settling in a place called Nazareth,
And what were they doing there? Well, one thing we
do know that they were doing is making sugar cookies called Nazareth
Sugar Cookies! Creative name, huh? ;) But this cookie had to be pretty
well liked because on September 5th in 2001 it became the official
cookie of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. That's a pretty high status
for a cookie! And you can make these cookies yourself if you've got
some butter, eggs, vanilla extract, flour and baking powder on hand.
What? Oh, did I forget an ingredient? Maybe some.... sugar?! Get
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, you could head on down
to your local bakery or grocery store to see what they have on hand for
you. They might have some fresh ones baked up just for you, but if not
you can get some pre-packed ones that are sure to please your tongue.
If you're feeling like a little extra sweetness you can always get your
own frosting and slap some on your cookies. No one will blame you one
But if you want to make some yourself then you can
either grab a ready made mix or the few ingredients you need for sugar
cookies. They're a very easy cookie to make and if you have kids
they'll have a lot of fun putting the icing on them. Don't be afraid to
go a little crazy with your icing selection either, there are a lot of
flavors to choose from! And hey, sprinkles are welcome too. But
since these cookies are so often cut into different shapes, why don't
you go on a little hunt for some creative cookie cutters today too?
Sure, you can go with the basic shapes if you want but I've seen some
pretty off the wall cookie cutter shapes myself. And, since I'm a
weirdo, that's the type of cookie cutter I'd like to shape my cookies
into! Perhaps you should too. ;) Have a great day and enjoy your