National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
Welcome to Time for the Holidays! Today, June 12th is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day. A time celebrate those yummy cookies!
The cookie originated in the United States, its development dating back to the 1910s when George Washington Carver, an American agricultural extension educator, from Alabama’s Tuskegee Institute, became a promoter of the peanut as a replacement for the cotton crop. In his 1925 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 or chopped peanuts.
You know those criss-cross marks on peanut butter cookies? Well the first reference to those famous marks created with forks was published in the Schenectady Gazette on July 1, 1932. The Peanut Butter Cookies recipe said to shape the dough into balls and after placing them on the cookie sheet, press each one down with a fork, first one way and then the other, so they look like squares on waffles.
Did you know that you can make peanut butter cookies using only three ingredients? Try it, they are so good and simple.