Now, here’s a sweet holiday you can sink your teeth into! December 4th is National Cookie Day. We can only assume we must eat cookies that day, and very few of us wouldn’t complain. This Cookie Day, try something new, different and creative. In other words, break away from the standard plain old chocolate chip cookie and venture forth.
National Cookie Day was established in 1987 by a one of the founders of San Francisco-based Blue Chip Cookie Company, an American gourmet cookie bakery chain. Now Cookie Day is celebrated around the world, sometimes as Bake Cookie Day and Oatmeal Cookie Day.
Here are a few delicious ideas from the crew at Taylor Morrison to get you started on your quest. We’re including a little something for everyone.
Chocolate-Glaze Pumpkin Cookies
Illinois is a top pumpkin producer in the U.S., so we suggest that our friends in Chicago put those pumpkins to work with these incredible cookies. You don’t have to be an expert baker, or even an experienced one, to make them.
Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies
We’re assuming that some of our homeowners in Austin, TX make it north to Bertram for the Annual Oatmeal Festival, but anyone who craves oatmeal will love these goodies. Sweet and chewy, the cookies have apples and caramel bits. Yum.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
The delicious flavor of fall in a cookie. All you need is boxed spice cake mix, pumpkin puree and miniature chocolate chips. Easy-peasy, just mix, spoon onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.
Maple Sugar Cookies with Maple Glaze
Maple is big on the East coast, but folks in Southern California can savor these and pretend it’s wintery cold outside. You don’t have to chill the dough like typical sugar cookies, so patience is not a requirement!
These cookies with dulce de leche are especially popular in Spain, Mexico and the Caribbean. Since Arizona is known for its love of Mexican food, and Texas for Tex Mex, this recipe is especially suggested for people in Phoenix and Dallas.
3-Ingredient Lemon Cookies
People who own a new home in Sacramento, where citrus groves are abundant, should try out this simple recipe for soft and chewy lemon cookies. Hard to believe the cookies only need three ingredients.
Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
If you live in Charlotte, SC, try these with your sweet tea and you’ll never go back to chocolate chip again. The combination of flavors give these cookies an almost-otherworldly flavor.
Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies
True, these aren’t made from Georgia peaches, but if you live in one of our new Atlanta homes you’ll probably enjoy these tart and buttery delights.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
The perfect combination of flavors, the cookies will make you say “Oh my!” after just one bite. The rich and dreamy cookie is rich and tasty, with dark cocoa powder, peanut butter buttercream, brown sugar…you get the idea.
Easy Melted Snowman Cookies
Folks in Orlando can enjoy a little snow during their sunny winter with these fun sugar cookies with marshmallows. These easy cookies need sugar cookies, marshmallows, white and orange frosting and icing tubes in black, red, blue, green and pink.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Definitely not your ordinary chocolate chip cookie. Or peanut butter cookie. Or oatmeal cookie. It’s the combination that makes this a tremendously tasty treat.
Banana Split Pudding Cookies
Hey, Houston, since banana pudding is a southern favorite, we think you’ll enjoy these colorful treats. Banana Split Pudding Cookies include strawberry cake mix, vanilla instant pudding and a chopped banana.
Rolo Cookie Bars
No need to put those Rolo candies aside after Halloween. These cookies will no doubt be popular with our friends in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina. Or anywhere else where delicious and caramel-y are appreciated.
Lemon Pistachio Shortbread Cookies
Chopped pistachios, lemon juice and chocolate chips. How could these not be incredible? We suggest people from our Denver communities take these along on your next hiking adventure.
Tie Dye Sugar Cookies
Live in California’s Bay Area? Make it the Summer of Love any time of the year with the colorful, groovy cookies. Star-shaped and decorated with fun tie-dye motifs, they’re as pretty as they are delicious.
Cheesecake Cookie Bars
From Tampa in the Southeast to Sacramento in the West, everyone’s sure to fall head over heals with these chocolate chip cookie dough and cream cheese cookies.
Paintbrush Sugar Cookies
Get out the paintbrushes, but leave the watercolors out. Colorful and fun to make, these sugar cookies get the creative juices flowing, whether you’re a retiree in Fort Myers-Naples, FL or an art enthusiast in So Cal.
Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies
Cherry pie filling and chocolate, who can resist? We’re talking to you, Sarasota! And, well, just about anybody else with a pulse.
Is Your Mouth Watering Yet?
Cookies are universally loved, no matter where you’re from. What kind of cookie is your favorite? This little one-question quiz from BuzzFeed will tell you what it says about your personality. Have to have a snickerdoodle cookie? That means you’re fun. Find out how your favorite cookie reflects you!
We can’t take credit for these amazing cookie recipes; that goes to Stephanie from SomeWhatSimple for sharing them with us. Thanks Stephanie! Get these and more great ideas by following Stephanie on social media listed below or with hashtags #SomewhatSimpleHome and #SSBuildsWithTM.