Monday, December 2, 2013

Celebrate National Cookie Day with us!

December 4 is National Cookie Day.  Here's a little bit of  the history behind these delightful treats.

The English word "cookie" is derived from the Dutch word "koekje," which means little cake. Dutch bakers tested their oven temperatures on small amounts of batter so that they would not waste the entire cake mix if the temperature wasn't right. It didn't take long before bakers realized that these little pieces of cooked batter could satisfy the sweet tooth!

Cookies come in many different shapes, flavors and classifications including bar cookies, filled cookies, rolled cookies and sandwich cookies, to name only a few. Perhaps it is this wide variety - with a cookie to satisfy even the most discriminating sweet tooth - that attributes to the whopping 35,000 cookies that are consumed annually per person! I know I've certainly eaten my share!

About half of all home baked cookies are chocolate chip. Yummy! If you want to expand your cookie making skills, and are looking for a new recipe, check out one of the many cookbooks found in our collection.

We'll be celebrating National Cookie Day at all three Fauquier County Public Library locations during story times this week.  Here's the schedule:
Warrenton Library 
Wednesday, Dec. 4 @ 10:30 a.m.
(during toddler story time)
Thursday, Dec. 5 @ 10:30 a.m.
(during pre-school story time)

Bealeton Library 
Thursday, Dec. 5 @ 10:30 a.m.
(during pre-school story time)

John Marshall Library 
Friday, Dec. 6 @10:30 a.m.
(during pre-school story time)

Happy Reading (and baking and cookie eating!)

Lisa @ the Fauquier County Public Library

To learn more about the Fauquier County Public Library's collection, events or programs, visit us on Facebook, Twitter or online.

No comments:

Post a Comment