National Cookie Cutter Day on December 1 every year celebrates the art of fun-shaped cookies with great fervor! This can be done by going out to buy the cutest cookies in town, or simply staying home and creating some innovative shapes of your own. And yes, now is the time you can actually take out that generations-old cookie cutter your grandma gifted to you. Not fond of vintage cutters? Don’t worry; you can experiment with a fresh look by using 3.D. printed cookie cutters available on the market. What are you waiting for? Get ready to bake the day away!
History of National Cookie Cutter Day
Cookie cutters are objects made of different materials that have an outline of geometric, animal, or other intriguing shapes. Since cookie cutters hit the market, people have resorted to making cookies in different shapes. This is useful, especially when serving cookies to kids, or baking cookies based on a certain theme. Reindeer-shaped cookies, for example, are ideal for the holidays. Bobbi Barton established National Cookie Cutter Day in 2019 to recognize the value of cookie cutters in our lives. The day has been observed annually since then to promote cookie cutters of diverse shapes, textures, and sizes.
The concept of creating cookies in various shapes, on the other hand, has been around for centuries. In fact, cookie cutters made of ceramic and wood were used around Egypt in the year 2000 BCE. However, it wasn’t until the 16th century that cookie cutters became popular, thanks to the popularity of the gingerbread pattern. Of course, the kings started this custom, and gingerbread cookies were frequently served at Queen Elizabeth I’s court.
Once the gingerbread cookies became famous, there was no going back. As more people spoke about the gingerbread biscuits, the more the bakeries around the region started to follow the concept. During this time, bakeries started using cookie cutters to meet the rising demand. By the 1800s, tin cookie cutters were easy to find at any small shop. Alexander P. Ashbourne patented the first biscuit cutter in the United States in 1875. Tinsmiths in East Berlin created the first American cookie cutters.
National Cookie Cutter Day FAQs
What is cookie cutter’s real name?
A cookie cutter was originally known as a ‘biscuit cutter.’
Are tin cookie cutters food safe?
Yes, they are safe since they contain no lead or antimony.
What are cookie-cutter activities?
Cookie cutters can be used to cut shapes and decorate food.
National Cookie Cutter Day Activities
Bake some cookies
What better way to celebrate the day than by baking cookies? Gather your family and friends and see what cookie shapes everyone can come up with.
Donate fun shaped cookies to charity
Kids adore cookies, therefore today is the ideal time to donate some delectable and intricately formed cookies to charity. You will undoubtedly bring a smile to many people's faces.
Have a cookie baking competition
Satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth by hosting a cookie baking competition where the participants can create cookies of different flavors , sizes, and shapes.
5 Fun Facts About Cookies
Antique and vintage cookie cutters
They can cost up to a few thousand dollars.
Cookies are eaten by Americans
Over two billion cookies are consumed every year.
America’s favorite cookie
The chocolate chip cookie is the most popular in America.
The origins of the word ‘cookie’
It comes from the Dutch word ’koekje,’ meaning ‘small cake.’
Average cookies consumed in a lifetime
The average American eats 35,000 cookies in a lifetime.
Why We Love National Cookie Cutter Day
It leads to fun activities
Since the day involves the idea of cookies in different forms, many people spend it by baking cookies in different shapes and flavors.
It promotes cookies
We all like cookies, and the holiday certainly helps to promote them. Many small enterprises can make efficient use of the day if they market themselves well.
It highlights the importance of cookie cutters
Believe it or not, cookie cutters did make a huge impact on the art of presentation. Because of cookie cutters, we can now experiment with different shapes.
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