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National Oatmeal Cookie Day

by MARIA on April 30, 2012

Happy National Oatmeal Cookie Day!

Yes, this is real – so feel free to celebrate by eating some oatmeal cookies. It’s the right thing to do.

Oatmeal cookies first appeared in the late 1800s and are considered the second most popular cookie, right after chocolate chip. We can simply improve on this, I think, by adding the chocolate chips TO the oatmeal cookies and voila – PERFECTION.

It’s no secret that Oats are really good for you. Called the “super grain”, they’re full of fiber, they give you energy and help reduce cholesterol.

Personally, I think the best way to start the day is with a nice warm bowl of oatmeal – so yum (note: I said a bowl of OATMEAL not oatmeal cookies, although it’s a nice thought). I’m not alone either – roughly 75% of U.S. households have oatmeal in their cupboard. It’s just great for baking (eating), cooking (eating) and eating.

And here’s a stat that I found kind of SHOCKING – Americans (I’m looking at you my lovely neighbours) eat approximately 2 BILLION cookies a year. TWO BILLION – that is kind of an insane number. It works out to approximately 300 cookies a year per person. Ponder that one for a moment – two BILLION!!!

When I think oatmeal and oatmeal cookies, I think Quaker - for over 100 years, Quaker has had an oatmeal cookie recipe on their packaging. So it makes sense that Quaker has now ventured into the oatmeal cookie market. They now offer Quaker Crunchy Oat Granola Cookies and  Quaker Soft Baked Cookies, in several different flavours. I’ve tried them, and they’re really good. My kids liked them too, as did the husband, but then he’ll eat anything so that’s nothing new.

Another great thing about the Quaker website is that it’s full of great recipes, including cookies! If you prefer to bake your own oatmeal cookies, this is a great resource with some great cookie recipes.

How about Oatmeal Macaroons?

Or Lemon Oat Shortbread?

Or Quaker’s BEST Oatmeal Cookies?

There are tons of great recipes to check out – and since it’s National Oatmeal Cookie Day, it’s only right to make (or eat) some Oatmeal cookies today!

Enjoy the day!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Quaker, but my writing and my brain (and oatmeal cookies) are my own. 

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1 Food Stories April 30, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I’m so glad that you posted this because I decided to go with National Raisin Day. Oats deserve their props, too :-)

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2 MARIA April 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm

You are so right!

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3 Amber @ Backwards Life April 30, 2012 at 3:59 pm

That’s it, I have to bake today for certain :-)

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4 MARIA April 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm

It’s the right thing to do!

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5 Brandy InsaneMamacita April 30, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Ha, I must have had an inclining this day was approaching. I may oatmeal raison and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies yesterday!

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