Happy National Sugar Cookie Day! If you were looking for an excuse to make a batch of these chewy, heavenly wonders, this is a great excuse! You can make a classic sugar cookie just like what your mother would make to bring a smile to your face, or you can get a little more crazy and try out a new flavor and approach to this timeless dessert. No matter how you cookie cut it, you will end up with scrumptious cookies to celebrate, clearly, the most important day in the food world. Because, who doesn’t like sugar cookies? To help you fall more in love with sugar cookies, we’ve included 10 facts about these lovely little treats. Enjoy!

1. Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

It’s debatable whether the sugar cookie was invented in Europe in the 17th century, or by settlers in Pennsylvania in the 1700’s.


2. Soft Maple Sugar Cookies

The settlers shaped the cookies like a keystone which is the state’s symbol.

3. Unicorn Poop Cookies

You know the cookies are done when the edges are slightly brown.

4. Soft Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Covering sugar cookies in icing and sprinkles is the original and delicious way to eat them!

5. White Velvet Sugar Cookies

In the year 2003, Congress argued over whether the official cookie of Pennsylvania was the chocolate chip cookie or the sugar cookie!

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6. Sprinkled Sugar Cookies

Some of the old names for Sugar Cookies are: jumbles, crybabies, plunkets and gimblettes.

7. Chewy Sugar Cookies

Large Sugar Granules get you a chewy, thick cookie.

8. Swig Sugar Cookies

Fine Sugar Granules will result in a flatter, crispy cookie.

9. Vanilla Unicorn Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookie dough used to be boiled to make it drier so it would last longer on long journeys.

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10. Christmas Sugar Cookie Truffle

There is a chance these cookies could have even been thought up in the 7th century by a baker not wanting to waste any of his dough.

11. Amish Brown Sugar Cookie

All Mennonite and Amish foods are perfection. Try out this recipe to celebrate this momentous sugar cookie day.

12. Cinnamon Sugar Cookies (Gluten and Dairy Free)

Do you have some allergies or intolerances in the house? Not to worry, these cookies make everyone happy!

13. Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Sour Cream is delicious on potatoes and in veggie dip, but it’s the best in desserts!

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14. Chocolate Sugar Cookies

For all those chocolate lovers out there, we haven’t forgotten about you!

15. Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

Foodies, unite! This cookie is so delicious and filled with the flavors of your favorite classic tea.

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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