22 December – Cookie Exchange Day
The first form of “cookie exchanges” began during the Middle Ages. During this period, spices and dried exotic fruits were becoming increasingly popular in baking methods. Given their exoticism and price, families could only afford to bake cookies at Christmas time. They shared these special treats with family, friends, and neighbours.
There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday season than with tasty holiday cookies shared with friends and family. Whether you prefer sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, or peanut butter cookies, spend some time baking a batch in honour of National Cookie Exchange Day!