October is National Cookie Month, National Cookie Day is December 4th, and today, October 1st, is National Homemade Cookie Day.
According to OnePoll.com, the average American eats 18,928 cookies in their lifetime.
According to Huffington Post, America’s top 10 favorite cookies are:
1. Chocolate chip cookie
2. Brownie (a brownie is classified as a bar cookie)
3. Peanut butter cookie
5. Oatmeal raisin cookie
6. White chocolate macadamia cookie
7. Sugar cookie
9. Butter cookie
10. M&M cookie
You can bake any of them today, including homemade Oreos, with this recipe. Here’s a comparison:
Oreo ingredients: unbleached enriched flour, sugar, palm, and/or canola oil, cocoa, high fructose corn syrup, leavening, cornstarch, salt, soy lecithin, vanillin (artificial vanilla), and unsweetened chocolate.
Homemade chocolate chip cookies: America’s favorite to bake, too (photo courtesy Baked NYC).
Homemade ingredients: all-purpose flour, sugar, light brown sugar, butter, cocoa, egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract, instant coffee, salt, baking powder and a filling of fondant icing.
According to Eat This, Not That, the “secret formula” Oreo center that fans love so much is made from sugar, palm and/or canola oil, high fructose corn syrup, soy lecithin, and artificial flavor. Oh, yum!
But the story gets even better: Originally the center was made with pig lard! Here’s more about what’s in Oreos.
See the different types of cookies in our Cookie Glossary.
THE HISTORY OF CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES