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Image I find it fascinating that we celebrate EVERYTHING, or just about everything, sometime during the year.  So October being National Cookie Month makes perfect sense.   We love to eat, right?  We love sweets, yes? At least I do, so what could be better than a homemade cookie?  Plus we our on the verge of the biggest pig-out season of the year with Halloween, Thanksgiving and December holidays all coming up.

How do I know it’s National Cookie Month?  Well, I like to check a website called Holiday Insights http://holidayinsights.com for ideas of what to write about each month when my turn to blog rolls around.  I have found it most informative, and lots of fun for telling me what I should be celebrating, and what I should let you know about, so you can celebrate, too. No one knows where cookie month originated, but what the heck, let’s celebrate anyway.

I found a website called gone-ta-pott.com that says a cookie is  thus defined:

In the United States and Canada, a cookie is a small, flat baked dessert. In most English-speaking countries outside North America, the most common word for this is biscuit; in many regions both terms are used, while in others the two words have different meanings—a cookie is a plain bun in Scotland, while in the United States a biscuit is a kind of quick bread not unlike a scone.

Its name derives from the Dutch word koekje or (informal) koekie which means little cake, and arrived in the English language through the Dutch in North America. It spread from American English to British English where biscuit is still the more general term.
resource: wikipedia
So there you have it!  You can go online and find all sorts of cookie recipes for any occasion.  This year you might even want to sign up with the Food Network’s Twelve Days of Cookies.  You get a new cookie recipe in your inbox every day for 12 days around the holidays.  So heat up that oven and start baking!

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