National Sugar Cookie Day
annually on July 9th
One of the most popular cookies is the sugar cookie. Having been made for centuries, it is a simple cookie made with sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and baking soda or powder. It can be formed by hand, dropped by the spoonful, or rolled out, and can be cut into circles or shapes. Although sugar cookies are often eaten plain, they can be frosted or iced and can be topped with sprinkles or more sugar.
Sugar cookies are believed to have gotten their start in the mid-eighteenth century in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. There they were made by German Protestant settlers and became known as Nazareth cookies. As sugar became more available, so did sugar cookies, and they increased in popularity. Today, in North America, the cookies are especially popular during Christmas, Halloween, and Hanukkah, and on National Sugar Cookie Day, of course, which is today.
How to Observe National Sugar Cookie Day
Have some sugar cookies! Enjoy them plain, with frosting or icing, or topped with sprinkles or sugar. You could pick them up at a local bakery or bake your own!