What to Know
- Dec. 4 is National Cookie Day
- Buy two Red Velvet Cookies at Pieology, priced at $4
- The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories in Santa Monica is offering several online and in-person cookie classes
Cookies dot the calendar, from the Girl Scout goodies that pop up in the late winter, to the lemony, fruit-filled biscuits of spring and summer, to all of those apple-cinnamon temptations that show up in the fall.
But there's really only one day that's ruled by those dough-based delights, the milk-dippable or eat-'em-straight-off-the-sheet sweets: It's Dec. 4, which is National Cookie Day.
It's a well-timed celebration, without quibble, as home bakers are beginning to think about what snickerdoodles, or gingerbread bites, or mint morsels they'll be whipping up this season.
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Even if you're not baking a few dozen delectables on Dec. 4, there are other whimsical ways to mark the munchable occasion.
Some cookie-cool spots will have specials on, like Pieology, which just brought back its Red Velvet cookie, and is offering two for $4, all weekend long.
Several places around Southern California are currently bringing back holiday-ready cookies, like Milk Jar, the Wilshire-based bakery. The shop's Peppermint Bark cookie is back in stock, delivering minty kick and "ooey-gooey goodness" for $3.50.
Akasha has a Hanukkah Cookie Box, which boasts confections like pecan snowballs and macaroons (both plain and chocolate-dipped).
And if you want to brush up on your own sweet-making skills?
The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories in Santa Monica has a number of in-person and virtual classes that cover cookies, including the ever-popular Teen Baking Camp, which returns later in December.