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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Homemade Cookie Day

Start preheating the oven: October 1st is National Homemade Cookie Day.

Here are some of our favorite cookie recipes.

We could do chocolate chip, America’s favorite cookie; but we’re really in the mood for these Gingerbread Bars With Cream Cheese Icing.

In honor of the month of October—the beginning of “pumpkin season”—we’ll add some pumpkin purée to the icing (a tablespoon or two of canned pumpkin purée).

And, we’ll answer this question:

WHY ARE BROWNIES COOKIES, NOT CAKE?

You may wonder why brownies and other bar cookies are classified as cookies when they have a crumb (the professional word for the texture of baked goods, including bread and muffins) that is similar to cake.

The answer is: Cookies are finger food, cakes are fork food. Brownies, lemon bars and other bars are finger food, not fork food. It’s that simple.

 


What we’re baking for National Homemade Cookie Day: gingerbread bars with cream cheese frosting. Photo and recipe courtesy McCormick.com.

 
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  • The history of cookies
  • The different types of cookies
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