Cookies Take the Cake

Sorghum Cookies. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

Cookies Take the Cake

Food & Drink

Cookies Take the Cake


It’s only fair that cookies have a day to shine. December brings National Cookie Day and we thought it would be fun to look at some facts around the popularity of cookies found in the grocery store from our friends at To learn more about the full survey, click here.

In addition, keep scrolling for some of our favorite cookie recipes, so you can celebrate with homemade, if you choose.

According to National Today
  • 35 percent of Americans cop to eating the entire package of cookies in one setting. Luckily, manufacturers are creating a variety of packaging options and clearly marking calorie counts!
  • 33 percent like it raw, as in raw cookie dough. 21 percent said they intended to bake cookies, but ended up eating the dough instead. Be advised, the FDA warns this can make you sick.
  • Chewy rules. 65 percent of respondents said they prefer chewy over crunchy.
  • When it comes to brands, the top five (in order of preference): Oreo, Chips Ahoy, Girl Scout, Pepperidge Farms, and Keebler.

Bake Your Cares Away

If you’re more into making your own, the following are some favorite cookie recipes from the Food Channel Kitchens, as well as some from our Guest Chef Network. How soon can you start baking Christmas cookies? Click here to find out.

Norwegian Butter Cookies

Norwegian Butter Cookies. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

A crisp fragile buttery cookie sprinkled with powdered sugar makes this a family favorite for the holidays. Recipe here.

Gluten-Free Shark Bites

Gluten-Free Shark Bite Cookies. Photo: Tracy Bush.

No need to avoid sharks anymore—take a bite out of them!  Gluten-Free Shark Bites are an easy recipe that is kid-friendly, allergy-friendly and doubles as a fun food craft. From Guest Chef Tracy Bush. Recipe here

Heavenly Drop Cookies
Heavenly Drop Cookies

Heavenly Drop Cookies. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

These are a form of sugar cookie that just might replace your usual recipe! Recipe here. These sugar cookies are part of our 2016 Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies edition; find 12-plus drop cookie recipes by clicking on this article link. And don’t miss our upcoming Food Channel Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies in 2017, coming soon!

Diabetic Friendly Peanut Butter Cookies
diabetic friendly peanut butter cookie

Diabetic Friendly Peanut Butter Cookies. Photo: Holly Clegg.

Yes, these 5 simple ingredients create a dynamite peanut butter cookie! These cookies are for everyone, as they are diabetic-friendly and gluten-free, and still manage to have a rich and perfectly sweet flavor. From Guest Chef Holly Clegg. Recipe here.

Crisp Maple Cookie

Crisp Maple Cookies. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Crisp Maple Cookies are some of the most amazingly “feel good” cookies you can make, winter or summer—and one of the easiest! From Guest Chef Jim Bailey, The Yankee Chef. Recipe here.

Butterfinger Baking Bits Drop Cookies

Butterfinger Baking Bits Drop Cookies. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

These are a back-of-the-bag recipe that will be familiar to all who love the Nestle Toll House style of cookie–with an update using the new Butterfinger Baking Bits. Recipe here.

Whether you’re on-the-go or making cookies for home, Happy Cookie Day!


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