• Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day


If you're in the mood for a sweet treat to eat, you're in luck. Move over, Cookie Monster. June 12 (or the 13th - depending on the calendar) is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!

Whether you prefer the creamy variety or the crunchy type, folks have been enjoying peanut butter for centuries. Americans were introduced to peanut butter at the Universal Exposition in 1904. The signature fork marks on top of the baked cookies did not begin until the early 1930s.

  • Did you know it takes over 500 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter?

  • And by the way, most folks, 60 percent, prefer the creamy over chunky.

  • Considered a kids’ classic, did you know the average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before graduating from high school?

  • If you were a Mr. Ed fan, did you ever wonder how they got the TV horse to talk? Peanut butter!

  • United States Presidents’ Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter were both peanut farmers.

In honor of National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, why not whip up one or two of the delicious recipes 20 Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes..... Nothing quite beats a homemade peanut butter cookie, right? Now where's the milk?

June 12 is also Magic Day in the U.S.A! Hooray!