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National Homemade Cookies Day

National Homemade Cookie Day is a day set aside to bake your favorite cookies at home. While you don’t need an excuse to bake cookies, having a special day set aside guarantees there will be lots of baking going on.

When is National Homemade Cookies Day?

October 1st

Type of Holiday?

Fun Holiday

How to Celebrate National Homemade Cookies Day?

  • Bake Cookies – The best way to celebrate National Cookies Day is to bake some good old fashioned cookies. You can bake chocolate chip cookie, oatmeal cookies or a secret favorite family recipe and share them with friends, family, and coworkers!
  • Host a Cookie Baking Contest – National Homemade Cookie Day is a great excuse to have friends or family over and have a bake off. Vote on it and see whose cookie is the best.
  • Cookie Exchange – have your guests bake cookies at home and then exchange them with each other. No need to wait for the holidays to exchange cookies – do it in October.
  • Send your favorite recipes to family and friends


  • The average person consumes almost 19,000 cookies in a lifetime (doesn’t that sound like a lot of cookies?)
  • Americans consume over 2 billion cookies a year or about 300 cookies for each person.
  • Half the cookies baked in homes each year are chocolate chip.
  • Baking burns 168 – 348 calories an hour (at least you’re burning some calories prior to eating them all)
  • The biggest recorded cookie was reportedly baked in 2003 and was said to be 102 feet wide and weighed over 40,000 pounds.

Popular Social Media Hashtags:

#nationalcookieday #bakehomemadecookies #chocolatechipcookies

Famous Birthdays October 1st:

  • Zach Galifianakis – Actor
  • Julie Andrews – Actress
  • Randy Quaid – Actor
  • Jimmy Carter – former U.S. President
  • Brie Larson – Actress
  • Curtis Axel – Wrestler

What is your favorite cookie? Will you be baking for National Cookie Day?

It’s International Coffee Day today – coffee and cookies – it doesn’t get better than that. Check out all of October Holidays Here!

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