National Oatmeal Cookie Day

National Oatmeal Cookie Day

April 30th is National Oatmeal Cookie Day. What a fun and delicious day to celebrate! Oatmeal cookies have been found as far back as the 1800s, though they are a modification of Scottish oat cakes that date back to the middle ages. In 1896 the first oatmeal cookie recipe was published by Fannie Merritt Farmer in her cookbook, "Boston Cooking-School Cookbook". By the early 1900s, oatmeal cookies were known as health food and featured on the containers of Quaker Oats.

Making cookies with kids is a fun activity that can be used to teach children measuring skills, baking fundamentals, and nutrition.

We've shared a recipe below that you can modify with additions like sesame seeds, nuts, raisins, dried cranberries or other dried fruits. For a healthier option, here are a couple of links to recipes that use applesauce and honey instead of refined sugars.

The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Easy Applesauce Cookie Recipe

Join the celebration! Get out the oatmeal and get baking! Share on social media with the hashtags #NationalOatmealCookieDay and #funstation4kids

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