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National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

12th June is celebrated as National Peanut Butter Cookie Day. Peanut butter is one of the most popular butters preferred by adults and children. Someone once added a big glug of peanut butter to cookie dough, resulting in one of the most popular and versatile cookies.

Origin of National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

Legend has it that George Washington Carver invented peanut butter when he wrote about the 300 uses of peanut butter. But that isn’t entirely true. Peanut butter has been around longer. Some stories even point to it being around from the time of the Aztec Indians. John H Kellogg was actually the first person to patent the process to make peanut butter.

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day Recipes

The best way to celebrate the National Peanut Butter Cookie Day is making peanut butter cookies in all possible variation along with the most successful recipe, the basic peanut butter cookie recipe.

The basic recipe for the national peanut butter cookie day cookie is reducing the butter and substituting it with peanut butter. Today the basic cookie is very popular cookie. But there are other popular versions of the peanut butter cookie. For the National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, one can add chocolate chips, plain chocolate, rains, nuts, dried fruits and make the cookies even more wholesome.

Nowadays the flours can be replaced and even make the peanut butter cookies healthier and perhaps, gluten free.


The cookies were originally associated only with New Year’s Day but over the years it has become a common snack.