It's time to warm up the oven and start baking. National Cookie Day, which falls on Dec. 4, is marked to celebrate the sweet treat. Spend the day baking your favorite cookie and enjoy it with your family and friends. 

The English word “cookie” is derived from the Dutch word koekie, meaning “little cake.”

Several cookie stores offer freebies and deals on this day. So if you don't want to bake, you can head to your nearest cookie store to fill your jar.

Here are some quotes from Wise Sayings to mark this day:

1. "What good is having all of the cookies when you can't eat anymore?" –  Anthony T. Hincks

2. "Cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite sized and personal." – Sandra Lee

3. "A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand." – Barbara Johnson

4. "One of the best things in life- warm chocolate chip cookies." – Anonymous

5. "Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal." – Sandra Lee

6. "People have got to learn: if they don't have cookies in the cookie jar, they can't eat cookies." –    Suze Orman

7. "The pleasure lies not in the cookies, but in the pattern the crumbs make when the cookies crumble." – Michael Korda

8. "A cookie a day keeps the sadness away. An entire jar of cookies a day brings it back." – Anonymous

9. "Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap." – Barbara Jordan

10. "In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips." – Salman Rushdie

cookies Vegan cookies are seen on display at Just headquarters office in San Francisco on May 4, 2018. Photo: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images