Fun Food Facts:
Peanut Butter Cookies are made from peanut butter. Peanut butter is made from peanuts! Peanuts are also known as earthnuts, ground nuts, goobers, goober peas, pindas, jack nuts, pinders, manila nuts, g-nuts, and monkey nuts; the last of these is often used to mean the entire pod.
When is National ? June 13!
What is this holiday about?
This holiday is about honoring the peanut butter cookie by baking some homemade and sharing them with all your family, friends and work mates. Recipe for peanut butter cookies
Origin of this holiday:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist.
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day., as all food holidays are. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate.
So have fun with it and celebrate it!
How is this holiday celebrated?
- Work: Some offices provide peanut butter cookies to employees in the break room!
- Church: If Bible School is during this week at your church, serve peanut butter cookies!
- Have a cookie baking party! It's fun to get together with your friends and have a day of baking."
Fun Food Facts about Peanut Butter Cookies:
"A peanut butter cookie is a type of cookie that is distinguished for having peanut butter as a principal ingredient. The cookie generally originated in the United States, its development dating back to the 1930s."
"George Washington Carver (1864-1943), an African-American agricultural extension educator, from Alabama's Tuskegee Institute, was the most well known promoter of the peanut as a replacement for the cotton crop, which had been heavily damaged by the boll weevil. He compiled 105 peanut recipes from various cookbooks, agricultural bulletins and other sources. In his 1916 Research Bulletin called How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption, he included three recipes for peanut cookies calling for crushed/chopped peanuts as an ingredient. It was not until the early 1920s that peanut butter was listed as an ingredient in the cookies."
"The Peanut Butter Balls recipe in the 1923 edition of Pillsbury's Balanced Recipes contains the first known written instance of instructing the cook to press the cookies using fork tines. The recipe does not explain why this advice is given, though: peanut butter cookie dough is dense, and without being pressed, it will not cook evenly. Using a fork to press the dough is a convenience; bakers can also use a cookie shovel.
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