The 21st of September is Pecan Cookie Day.
Pecan pie typically gets all the attention. Well, today it’s the turn of pecan cookies to shine!
You get to have pecan cookies for breakfast, lunch and dinner today!
What’s your favourite bevvie to go with a pecan cookie? A coffee, a tea, a soft drink, or a nice tall glass of cold milk?
Pecans are a very healthy food, though most dieticians might prefer us to have a handful *outside* of the cookies.
Activities for today
- Buy or bake a dozen or two and bring into work to share with your work colleagues;
- If you work from home or don’t work, then have neighbours over to enjoy them with you;
- Organize a pecan cookie bake sale for your church or a favourite cause, being sure that products offered are labelled appropriately with “nut warnings”.
The earliest print mention that CooksInfo is aware of for a “Pecan Cookie Day” dates from 2004 in Wisconsin.
“Today Is… National Pecan Cookie Day”. — Marshfield, Wisconsin: Marshfield News-Herald. Tuesday, 21 September 2004. Classifieds Page, col. 1.
Pecan nutrition. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019.
National Pecan Cookie Day. Roodepoort, South Africa: The Roodepoort Record. 21 September 2016. Accessed August 2021 at https://roodepoortrecord.co.za/2016/09/21/national-pecan-cookie-day/amp
National Pecan Cookie Day – Lunch. University of North Texas. 21 September 2020. Accessed August 2021 at https://calendar.unt.edu/national-pecan-cookie-day-lunch
San Francisco State University Student Nutrition and Dietetic Association. Did you know today is National Pecan Cookie Day? 21 September 2015. Accessed August 2021 at https://www.sfsu-sda.com/blog/-did-you-know-today-is-national-pecan-cookie-day
Smith, D.K. National Pecan Cookie Day. New Orleans, Louisiana: 940 AM Radio. 21 September 2018. Accessed August 2021 at https://hallelujah940.iheart.com/featured/d-k-smith/content/2018-09-21-national-pecan-cookie-day/
Today is National Pecan Cookie Day! Santa Maria, California: KPAT Radio. 21 September 2017. Accessed August 2021 at https://www.957thebeatfm.com/2017/09/21/its-thursday-already-wooohoo-today-is-national-pecan-cookie-day/