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Five interesting facts about cookies

December 19, 2018

Bake some today

Each Dec. 18 is known as Bake Cookies Day. With Christmas just one week away, there’s no better time to fire up the oven and prepare the dough.

Oh, how we like Oreos

The Oreo, the best-selling cookie of the 20th century, was developed and introduced by the American company Nabisco in 1912.

Goodies from Girl Scouts

Girl Scout cookies have been popular for about 100 years, as the organization started selling the tasty treats in the 1920s.

Why does Santa get some?

We leave cookies for Santa because of the Great Depression. It wasn’t standard practice to leave treats for Santa until the 1930s. It was something parents encouraged children to do in order to teach them how to share and be charitable during a time of economic depression.

Billions consumed annually

Americans consume more than 2 billion cookies per year. That’s about 300 cookies per person.

Sources: mobile-cuisine.com, foodandwine.com, cookie-elf.com.

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