December is the season of food, light, merry-making and all things beautiful. With Christmas and New Year's Eve just around the corner, it's time to refill the cookie jars and hunt for some baking guidance on the internet.

Many might argue that cookies can be made all year round but for some reason, people undeniably gravitate toward baking and eating cookies during this month. So, there can be no better month than December to celebrate National Cookies Day. The occasion can be used to make batches of cookies for the upcoming celebrations.

National Cookie Day is observed on Dec. 4 to celebrate the sweet treat in all its forms. The crunchy and unique confection was introduced in the country in the late 1620s by the Dutch. The earliest reference to cookies in America was in 1703 when the Dutch provided 800 cookies at a funeral. 

To mark this occasion, here are some quotes that prove cookies are unmatchable.  (Courtesy: Brainyquote.com, Foodtruckempire.com, ) 

  1. "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
  2. "During difficult times, it's best to cut down on sweets like cookies, cake and candy. Satisfy your sweet tooth with fruit to help prevent blood sugar dips and spikes." – Karen Salmansohn
  3. "Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal." – Sandra Lee
  4. "What good is having all of the cookies when you can't eat anymore?" – Anthony T. Hincks
  5. "A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand" – Barbara Johnson
  6. "People have got to learn: if they don't have cookies in the cookie jar, they can't eat cookies." – Suze Orman
  7. "If you can't change the world with chocolate chip cookies, how can you change the world?" – Pat Murphy
  8. "I was dramatically shaped by my aunts and grandmother because they convinced me there was always a cookie available." – Newt Gingrich

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