Are you looking for an excuse to get your hands on your favorite baked goods? Do you cherish the dessert that comes packed up with your favorite boxed lunch above all else? We have good news: from macaroons to baklava, there’s a holiday dedicated to celebrating all of your favorite types of cookies—and this is our complete, comprehensive round-up.
Keep reading to learn what days you should be marking on your calendars, some tips on celebrating them with your team, and how you can find the perfect cookie platter catering for every occasion. Here are our favorite national food holidays pertaining to cookies.
March 6: National Oreo Cookie Day
The first cookie holiday on the calendar comes on March 6, when we celebrate National Oreo Cookie Day. A favorite of most cookie-lovers, this chocolate and creme masterpiece was first invented in 1912 by Nabisco scientist Sam Porcello. Now, it’s the number one most popular cookie in the United States. Perfectly sweet, tasty with a glass of milk, and conveniently vegan, this cookie is a crowd-pleaser that most won’t refuse.
March 20: National Macaron Day
Soon after, on March 20, we celebrate National Macaron Day – not to be confused with the macaroon. These delicacies were made popular by the famous French patisserie Laudarée, which was founded in 1862, and has been baking the perfect assortment of cookies ever since. But you don’t need to visit a fancy French bakery to get your macaron craving satisfied. Plenty of bakeries across the world have mastered the recipe for this almond-based cookie.
After a long stretch of cookie-less holidays, we reconvene on May 15 to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day. These little bites of heaven are an ingredient in many of our favorite cookies and treats. From the classic chocolate chip cookie to the double chocolate chunk to the white chocolate macadamia nut cookie, there are endless possibilities for a cookie tray order to celebrate.
May 31: National Macaroon Day
On May 31, we take time to celebrate the macaroon. Coconut fans, this one’s for you. These little cookies pack a punch full of the sweet, tropical flavor that most can’t resist. On this day, we can pay our thanks to the Italians who invented them with a mid-day macaroon break.
July 9: National Sugar Cookie Day
On July 9, we take a second to return to our simple cookie favorites with National Sugar Cookie Day. The variations on the sugar cookie go on and on. From classic Christmas cookies to the cookie smothered in sprinkles, there’s something endearing and nostalgic about the unassuming sugar cookie that draws in everyone.
August 4: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
Then on August 4, we celebrate a long-anticipated cookie holiday—National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Preferred, perfect, and popular: just a few words to describe the globally cherished treat. These are best served warm and gooey, but we can bet most people won’t refuse one in any form.
October 14: National Dessert Day
As we move into fall, we mark October 14 as National Dessert Day. Celebrating all desserts at once gives you the opportunity to get a sampling of all your favorite treats—including a smorgasbord of all cookie types. We highly recommend you get at least one of each mentioned on this list.
October 28: National Chocolate Day
On October 28, it’s National Chocolate Day. Anyone who loves a rich, dark cookie will thrive on this day. Indulge on this holiday with a chocolate chunk cookie or chewy fudgy cookie. Or try something lighter like a white chocolate chip cookie. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, combine the two and try a dark chocolate cookie with white chocolate chips. Trust us; your team will be thanking you.
November 17: National Baklava Day
On November 17, we celebrate Greek cuisine with National Baklava Day. These cookies are less traditional than most on this list but just as delicious. This dessert is made up of filo pastry, chopped nuts, and sweetened syrup. Light, delicate, and delicious—baklava is a must-try for this year’s cookie holiday catering.
December 4: National Cookie Day
Then it’s National Cookie Day, which comes on December 4. If you’ve missed other cookie holidays, this is an excellent opportunity to give yourself another chance. Plus, with the holiday season rounding out the month, this day gives you the perfect excuse to order a Christmas cookie platter for your next catered lunch.
December 8: National Brownie Day
Last, but certainly no less delightful, is National Brownie Day—which falls on December 8. We know what you’re thinking; brownies aren’t cookies. But consider the brookie: a combination of a brownie and a cookie baked to perfection. These feature a swirl of chocolate fudge and brown sugar base to create a dessert sensation you won’t soon forget. Give them a try for your next big cookie holiday party.
Celebrate with cookie catering
As always, ezCater is here to make catering your next big party, meeting, or other event as simple and delicious as possible. To help you commemorate all of these national cookie holidays, we can connect you to local caterers serving up the best of all cookie catering in your area.
So host an office party, arrange a special lunch break, or surprise your team with a treat on one of these upcoming holidays—and get cookies delivered right to you.
Check out all of ezCater’s options for cookie catering near you!