Sugar Cookie Day is the 9th of July.
In this day and age of excessive, over the top desserts, when’s the last time you had a plain old sugar cookie, crisp on the edges, tender in the middle?
Make it from scratch, or from a purchased log of chilled dough, or hit the bakery and get them ready to go.
The timing might seem odd for people living in the Northern Hemisphere. Who wants to fire up an oven in July, just as the summer heat is starting to really build up? Maybe Sugar Cookie Day was created by someone in Australia, where July is the dead of winter.
If July is hot where you are, you may understandably opt for the bakery route — it doesn’t seem to make much sense to fire up the oven and then run the air conditioner and the fan to cool the house back down.
The first print mention CooksInfo is aware of for a Sugar Cookie Day being in July occurred in 2001 in the San Francisco Examiner:
“National Sugar Cookie Day, July 9.” — Some dietary guidelines for July — Enjoy! San Francisco, California: The San Francisco Examiner. 4 July 2001. Page C6, col 1.