Every year, National Peanut Butter Cookie Day is celebrated on June 12 to commemorate one of the healthier variants of cookies. On this occasion, people can munch on as many peanut butter cookies and leave the fear of gaining calories behind.

Peanut butter cookie is a perfect excuse to steer clear of cakes and pies yet be able to satisfy their sweet cravings. Whether you eat it straight out of a jar or bake a tray full of cookies to spread goodwill, it's just the right day to indulge in the delicacies.

History of peanut butter cookies

The cookies had been around since the early nineties when the snacks were made extensively in American households. The cookies hit the stores in 1920 and their popularity only soared after "The Schenectady Gazette" published the first recipe of the delicacy in 1932, featuring cookies with their signature crisscrossed fork impressions.

How to observe the Peanut Butter Cookie Day

The best way to observe the Peanut Butter Cookie Day is to bake a batch, have friends over, and lounge on the couch together while enjoying the classic combination of peanut butter cookies with milk.

Health benefits of peanut butter cookies

Throwing some peanut butter into the cookie dough means you are unlocking good health in many ways. Here's how:

  • Peanut butter boosts energy levels
  • Peanut butter keeps your heart healthy
  • Peanut butter is an excellent vegan-friendly option
  • These cookies help curb hunger and aid in weight loss
  • Peanut butter effectively reduces the risk of colon cancer
  • Slows down the process of cognitive decline that comes with aging
  • Peanut butter promotes insulin secretion, thus keeping blood sugar in check

Here are some heartwarming peanut butter cookie quotes every fan can relate to:

  • "I was just slipping my pajama top over my head when I heard Ren bellow. You ate all of my peanut butter..cookies?"- Colleen Houck
  • "Let me also say I wanna make you sandwiches, And soup, And peanut butter cookies, Though, the truth is peanut butter is actually really bad for you 'cause they grow peanuts in old cotton fields to clean the toxins out of the soil, But hey, you like peanut butter and I like you!"- Andrea Gibson
  • "Walking through town with Trip, I thought about how easily he had folded me into his group. Sometimes when Didi makes peanut butter cookies, she'll get all cranky trying to blend the peanut butter in the sugar, eggs, and butter. See, the peanut butter always stays in a big clump and the eggs are all slimy and you have to really work at it before everything gets nice and smooth. But the way Trip pulled me into his buttery, sugary life, you'd never know when I was peanut butter in the first place."- Kat Yeh.
  • "Mom brought me some peanut butter cookies and a biography of Judy Garland. She told me she thought my problem was that I was too impatient, my fuse was too short, that I was only interested in instant gratification. I said, 'Instant gratification takes too long.' The glib martyr." -Carrie Fisher
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