National Cookie Dough Day

June 21

When is National Cookie Dough Day?

National Cookie Dough Day happens on Friday June 21, 2024.

National Cookie Dough Day: Indulging in Every Spoonful on June 21st

Mark your calendars and ready your spoons, because June 21st is not just the longest day of the year—it’s also National Cookie Dough Day! It’s a day dedicated to honoring the irresistible, gooey delight that many of us can’t help but sneak a taste of while baking cookies. Yes, we’re talking about the sublime pleasure of raw cookie dough, a treat that has spun off into its own category of indulgence. From ice creams to specialty desserts, cookie dough has captured hearts and taste buds around the globe. Let’s dig into how to celebrate this deliciously fun day to the fullest!

A Doughy Delight:

Gone are the days when raw cookie dough was just a clandestine treat enjoyed from the mixing bowl. Today, it stands as a dessert in its own right, with bakeries, ice creameries, and cafes crafting concoctions that safely satisfy our cookie dough cravings without the wait of baking.

Celebrating National Cookie Dough Day:

  1. DIY Cookie Dough Creations: Whip up a batch of eggless cookie dough designed for safe raw consumption. Experiment with mix-ins like chocolate chips, nuts, candies, or swirls of caramel and make your own signature cookie dough treat.
  2. Cookie Dough Dessert Crawl: Seek out local eateries that serve cookie dough-themed desserts and embark on a delicious crawl. From cookie dough-stuffed cupcakes to milkshakes topped with chunks of cookie dough, you’re in for a sweet adventure.
  3. Host a Cookie Dough Tasting Party: Invite friends over for a tasting party featuring various flavors of edible cookie dough. Pair each flavor with fun activities or a DIY topping bar for a memorable gathering.
  4. Share the Love: Spread the joy of National Cookie Dough Day on social media with pictures of your cookie dough treats and adventures. Use the hashtag #NationalCookieDoughDay to connect with fellow dough enthusiasts.

Tips for Safe and Scrumptious Cookie Dough:

  • Eggless is Best: To enjoy cookie dough raw, opt for recipes that omit eggs or use pasteurized egg substitutes to mitigate health risks.
  • Heat-Treated Flour: Raw flour can harbor bacteria, so it’s recommended to heat-treat your flour by baking it on a cookie sheet at 350°F (175°C) for about 5 minutes before using.
  • Go Wild with Mix-Ins: The beauty of cookie dough is its versatility. Don’t hesitate to get creative with your mix-ins or try unconventional flavors like matcha, peanut butter, or even espresso.

Creative Ways to Enjoy Cookie Dough:

  • Cookie Dough Pops: Shape your edible cookie dough into balls, insert sticks, dip them in chocolate, and voilà—you have cookie dough pops!
  • Layered Cookie Dough Bars: Layer edible cookie dough with other treats like brownies or cheesecake for a decadent dessert.
  • Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches: Flatten scoops of cookie dough and freeze them. Once firm, sandwich a scoop of your favorite ice cream between two cookie dough “cookies” for a chilly treat.
  • Breakfast Cookie Dough: Combine oats, almond butter, and a touch of honey into your cookie dough for a breakfast-friendly version.

National Cookie Dough Day is a testament to the joy of indulgence and the universal love for a good, old-fashioned spoonful of cookie dough. Whether you’re enjoying a scoop of eggless cookie dough, embarking on a dessert adventure, or sharing your creations with friends and family, June 21st is the day to let your inner child rejoice in the unadulterated pleasure of cookie dough. So, grab your spoons, and let’s make this National Cookie Dough Day the sweetest one yet! 🍪🥄

When does National Cookie Dough Day happen next year?

National Cookie Dough Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Saturday June 21, 2025
  • Sunday June 21, 2026
  • Monday June 21, 2027
  • Wednesday June 21, 2028
  • Thursday June 21, 2029


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