National Oatmeal Cookie Day
National Oatmeal Cookie Day is observed next on Tuesday, April 30th, 2024 (145 days from today).
National Oatmeal Cookie Day is annually celebrated on April 30th in order to commemorate cookies made up of oats.
Considered by many to be one of the healthiest cookies, the Classic Oatmeal Cookies provided nourishment for a hungry family, while addressing the vital needs of that contagious sweet treat. Crunchy or chewy, glazed or fruity, and often enjoyed with a glass of milk, oat cookies are versatile and fun to make and eat.
National Oatmeal Cookie Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the deliciousness of all cookies, but especially this day is made with delicious oats and juicy raisins.
Some interesting facts about Oatmeal
- Oatmeal is extremely good for our gut
It brings us a lot of great benefits in some cases of bowel disease and constipation.
- It lowers cholesterol
The beta-glucan fiber in oats helps lower cholesterol levels by 5-10% if you eat about 3 grams of oat fiber per day.
- Oats are rich in antioxidants
Oats have compounds called avenanthramides, making it a great superfood and a natural beauty product.
Oatmeal comes in many forms - old fashioned oats, steel cut oats and instant oats.
- It's even a place
There is actually a place called Oatmeal in Burnet County, Texas, USA.
History of National Oatmeal Cookie Day
Oats have been cultivated for thousands of years and are actually used as fodder for animals. Oatmeal is rarely consumed in North America but in parts of Northern Europe and Scotland it is used in porridge.
Before oat cookies were born, there were oat cakes. Since Roman times, this has been popular in Scotland and it is used to boost energy. Apparently, in wartime, soldiers would carry oatcakes with them as a snack.
Around 1877, steel-cut oats began to be produced at the Quaker Mill Company in Ohio, which later developed a roller to flatten the sheet, creating modern rolled oats. Eventually, Quaker Mill, along with others, founded the Quaker Oats Company. As for oat cookies, they've been around since the 1800s. It was Fannie Merritt Farmer who created the first oatmeal cookie in America.
While we are still uncertain about the exact origins of National Oat Cookies Day, over the years, people have begun to realize the deliciousness and health benefits of these cookies.
Why National Oatmeal Cookie Day?
This day is to celebrate with oat biscuits. Oats contain both insoluble and soluble fiber. Soluble fiber lowers blood cholesterol and keeps our blood sugar levels stable, while insoluble fiber helps with digestion. Each 100 grams of oatmeal contains 68 calories, including protein.
Oats are rich in minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, and selenium. According to recent theories, eating oats for breakfast is thought to be able to reduce our weight. Therefore, this day is dedicated to oat biscuits and is considered oat biscuit day.
Some reasons for National Oatmeal Cookie Day being loved
- Oats are an American kitchen staple
Oatmeal is a super food packed with health benefits and 80% of US households have oatmeal in their kitchen cabinets. What better way to celebrate this essential food than by making a sweet treat out of it?
- Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
If you're health-conscious but like sweets, then oatmeal cookies might come to your rescue. It is high in iron, fiber and other nutrients and still has a sweet taste to it. You can eat it without worry and celebrate National Oatmeal Cookie Day the right way
- All cookies are delicious
Whether it's regular cookies or oat cookies, they're one of everyone's favorites! They are ideal for soothing your sweet tooth after any meal. The only fairness is that there is a whole day dedicated to oatmeal cookies.
How to celebrate National Oatmeal Cookie Day
Celebrating National Oatmeal Cookies Day is a great opportunity to enjoy some freshly baked cookies and appreciate everything they have to offer. But this day is also the perfect time to share these delights with friends and family, as well as neighbors and co-workers.
Consider these ideas to celebrate National Oat Cookies Day:
- Bake some oat cookies
National Oatmeal Cookies Day can certainly be counted on to flood the internet with fresh ideas for baking enthusiasts on how to best serve humble oat flakes. Oats, butter, flour, eggs, and sugar (both brown and white) are the main ingredients, along with a few other items like vanilla extract, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
Whether aiming for a basic oat cookie with standard raisins or getting creative with other ingredients like avocado chips or nuts, baking oatmeal cookies at home is a pretty straightforward affair. . Whichever way you choose, don't forget to bake a double batch so there's enough quantity to pass on to neighbors, co-workers, or other friends.
- Get creative with how to bake oat cookies
For an easier option of rolling each cookie into small balls and baking them individually, try an alternative to making cookie cups by dropping a portion into the bottom of a muffin tin. For extra deliciousness, these cookie cups can even be iced with cream cheese frosting once they've cooled.
And for those who really want to save time, put the entire cookie recipe in a rectangular cake pan and bake the cakes into easy-to-slice and serve bars. These have a marzipan-like consistency but are also delicious!
Another fun option is to place the oat cookie dough in a flat circle (on parchment) in the center of the cookie sheet. Bake as usual and then slice like a cake to create something similar to oat cookies.
- Share oat cookies
Whether baking them at home or buying from a bakery, National Oatmeal Cookies Day can be best celebrated by sharing with friends, family, and other loved ones! Even if it's simply buying a pack of Little Debbie Oatmeal Cakes and taking them around.
Say thank you to the postman, reward a favorite barista, entertain the kids' teacher, take some kids to a family shelter or make a bus driver's day fun looks a little better. Spreading cheer with the simple act of giving away a few oat cookies is a great way to make the world a better place. It's such a simple and easy gesture but it can make someone's day!
- Hold a National Oatmeal Cookie Day Baking Contest
Collaborate with colleagues at the office to organize an oat cookie baking contest. Ask interested participants to research their favorite recipe and bring it to work. Then there was a contest with the judges to see which one was the most popular. Use leftover cookies to create a delicious cookie buffet in the break room at work. Or, even better, this can also be a great way to raise a bit of money for charity by auctioning off cookies or getting people to buy them, baking style.
ObservedNational Oatmeal Cookie Day has been observed annually on April 30th.
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