National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day – August 4, 2020

Tue Aug 4

We sure do love our cookies! So, pour a glass of  milk and dip into National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on August 4. Biting into a chocolate chip cookie can transport us back to the halcyon days of our childhoods when the days were long and the milk was cold.

We’ve tried chocolate chip cookies warm and gooey right out of the oven or fresh and chewy from the grocery store. But no matter what form your favorite chocolate chip cookie takes, there’s no denying that this triple-C confection holds a very special place in our hearts. 

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Activities

  1. Bake a batch of cookies

    Whether you pick up some pre-formed cookie dough at the grocery store or you whip up your favorite recipe from scratch, the ultimate way to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is to pop a cookie sheet in the oven and let that heavenly smell fill up your whole house. After they're baked, try a warm one off the cooling rack and enjoy that melted chocolate and chewy cookie combo.

  2. Give your friends some cookies

    Even if baking at home isn't for you, there's always a way to share National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day with the people in your life. Home-baked or store-bought, you can still spread love by the baker's dozen by simply sharing some of your cookies with friends. Make up a few gift packages or invite good friends for a cookie party but don't forget the milk!

  3. Go bakery-hopping

    Bakers are always giving out free samples and National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is a great excuse to introduce new customers to this most-beloved of cookie concoctions. On August 4, grab a friend and visit all the bakeries in your area. You might each luck into free samples of Chocolate Chocolate Chip and White Chocolate Macadamia for your tasting pleasure.

Why We Love National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

  1. They're so much better than plain cookies

    Maybe it's the chocolate. Maybe it's the fact that the chocolate is concentrated into chips and isn't mixed evenly throughout the cookie. Maybe it's just because saying "chocolate chip cookie" is kinda fun. Whatever the reason, chocolate chip cookies really stand out to us as the cookie among cookies.

  2. They make the best cookie cakes

    Becoming a cookie cake is the highest achievement to which any self-respecting cookie can aspire and chocolate chip cookies seem to be our very favorite candidates. A standard cookie cake fills a pizza box and can be decorated with frosting, sprinkles and other cake decorations. And yet, beneath it all, the cookie cake is really just a giant cookie you have no excuse not to share. So why not make it from the most well-loved cookie of all?

  3. Free cookies!

    Bakers often give out free samples and the public's obsession with chocolate chip cookies has established this sweet treat as one of the ultimate standards for great baked goods. It makes sense that bakers give out bites of this beloved cookie to entice their customers and prove their baking prowess. The best part? You can probably find a free cookie within a few miles of your home on any given day.

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day dates
2020August 4Tuesday
2021August 4Wednesday
2022August 4Thursday
2023August 4Friday
2024August 4Sunday