December 4 is National Cookie Day, not to be confused with National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day which occurs in August.
Here’s a fun fact as reported by CNN: Forty-three percent of Americans have eaten a whole row of Oreo cookies in one sitting.
According to the National Day Calendar website, the English word “cookie” is derived from the Dutch word “koekie” meaning little cake. However the word “biscuit” is commonly used outside North America.
To mark the occasion, Great American Cookies is handing out one free cookie per person.