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As Harold took a bite of Bavarian Sugar cookie, he finally felt as if everything was going to be okay. Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy… there are Bavarian Sugar Cookies.

Zach Helm

Sugar cookies are far and away one of the simplest and most delicious cookies to ever be created. They are the hallmark of Christmas, with Santa ostensibly wolfing down tons of them every year in a deluge of milk. They are made to celebrate every occasion and are sold as part of charity drives everywhere. Sugar Cookie Day celebrates this delicious little treat, and the big role it plays in all our lives.

History Of Sugar Cookie Day

Sugar Cookie Day finds its origins in the roots of the sugar cookie, which in its turn can be traced back to the 1700’s among the Nazarene’s of Pennsylvania. Among those pastoral people, the German Protestants, a simple creation was made that was proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Benjamin Franklin claimed this was beer, but we contest that and say it was clearly the sugar cookie. In those days it was specifically known as the Nazareth Sugar Cookie, as it was the only recipe of its kind.

But like all recipes, it comes from an earlier source known as the “jumble”, a biscuit that was equally popular and had an unusual trait. This biscuit was unleavened and thus could be stored for many months after it was dried. As time went on Pennsylvania adopted the Nazarene Sugar Cookie as the official cookie of the Commonwealth, not just as a resolution, but as a full House Bill. House Bill 1892 to be precise. Since its creation, the sugar cookie has been served in the name of every celebration that comes across the table.

How to celebrate Sugar Cookie Day

Celebrating Sugar Cookie Day is easy as pie! Well, easier actually! You just have to spend the day shamelessly indulging in the consumption of sugar cookies. This couldn’t be easier, as you can simply head to the store and pick up a big box of any number of varieties. Of course, if you like fresh baked cookies, you can pick up a container of sugar cookie dough and make your own right at home. Pillsbury has the variety you can just open and slice, but there are also big tubs you can scoop dollops out of for cookies of any size!