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June 12: National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

Our favorite cookie has it’s own day! June 12 is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day. We tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the peanut butter cookie & give you more peanut butter cookie recipes than you thought possible.

The history of the peanut butter cookie.

Some form of peanut butter has been around for centuries, but the Peanut Butter Cookie is a newer concept.

In the 14th century the ancient Aztecs roasted peanuts and made a mash which was probably a pretty crunchy-style peanut butter.

Peanut butter cookies have been a classic since the 1900s. President Woodrow Wilson’s wife included them in her famous list of cookie recipes – only she called them Peanut Cookies.

In 1916, George Washington Carver had 3 peanut butter cookie recipes in his research bulletin, “How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption.”

(This research was why he was named the Father of Peanut Butter when he was on the cover of Time magazine in 1941, and was called the Peanut Man ever since.)

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In 1932 the iconic peanut butter cookie recipe with the criss cross fork marks was printed in the Schenectady Gazette, just in time for July 4th celebrations.

Mothers and grandmothers across North America have been making their peanut butter cookies that way ever since. It’s tradition.

Of course you need to make peanut butter cookies, so here are some recipes.

On National Peanut Butter Cookie Day you must eat some cookies, so why not make your own?

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