June 12 – National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

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Food Facts on Peanut Butter Cookies

  • A peanut butter cookie is a type of cookie that is distinguished for having peanut butter as a principal ingredient.
  • The cookie originated in the United States, with the first recipe dating back to the 1930s. The recipe included a crisscrossed fork marking on the top of the cookie. 
  • Current estimates say 90 percent of American households have a jar of peanut butter on their pantry shelves.
  • Peanuts are also known as earthnuts, groundnuts, or. Goobers. 
  • Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter.