National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day
Observed annually on every 15th of November, the National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day is dedicated to honoring an old-styled cookie that is made using a blend of spices and filled with nuts, raisins, and dates to give a chewy and soft texture!
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Why National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day?
Hermit cookies have their origin in New England. The recipe was first found in the cookbook – Champlain Valley Book of Recipes that was published by the young ladies of the Trinity Church, Plattsburgh, New York in 1880. However, this publication was the 3rd edition and thus suggested that the first edition may have been printed a year or two earlier.
The Hermit Cookies were popular in the 19th century and gots its name as they were able to stay good for some duration when stored in a cool and dry place. Thus like a Hermit, you see!
Another account of the mention of Hermit cookie was in the Republican Magazine that was published in July 1888. Anna Barrows, the author, and a public school teacher wrote an article on the various ideas of foods that children could bring on a picnic, in which the Hermit Cookie gained acceptance due to its simplicity, rich flavor, and of course its preservability!
The cookie may resemble an oatmeal raisin cookie, but a little more with lumps. The Hermit cookie is decked with loads of dates, nuts, and raisins that makes it soft and chewy! The spices – cinnamon, cloves, and allspice give us the fantastic spicy taste!
The legend has it that the hermit cookies were Sailors and Travellers’ companions. During the 1890s and 1950s, this cookie was a crowd favorite due to its preservability and mix of spices, especially in the New England area of the US.
You can enjoy this cookie with a little modification to suit your spice levels! Thus the old-fashioned Hermit Cookie is surely a pleasure for the young and the Old!
How Can We Observe the National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day?
- Bake a spicy Hermit Cookie Day
Try the Spicy Hermit Cookie recipe by yourself and surprise your family and friends with this old-fashioned cookie recipe and share them on Social Media using hashtags #NationalSpicyHermitCookieDay and #SpicyHermitCookieDay
- Eat a Spicy Hermit Cookies
The best way to observe this day is to hunt for the best Spicy Hermit Cookies in your neighborhood! Try out the different versions of this cookie and share your thoughts after tasting them on your social media!
- Gift some Spicy Hermit Cookies
If you are already a fan of Spicy Hermit Cookies, then share the love with your loved ones to get a taste of these Spicy Cookies!
- Share a recipe on social media
Celebrate this day by sharing your favorite recipe on Social Media! If you love baking and have tried different versions of these Spicy-nutty cookies, this is your day to get all the attention on Social Media!
- Share your knowledge about Spicy Hermit Cookie
Share your knowledge about Spicy Hermit Cookie with family and friends! Tell them the history of the Spicy Hermit Cookie and the legend that follows it on social Media through Blogging or videos!
Interesting Facts About The National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day:
Here are a few interesting facts about Cookies for you to enjoy the National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day!
- Cookies can be dated back to Persia in the 7th Century AD when sugar became a common household essential. The cookies became popular with time due to invasions and trades. By the 14th century, cookies were a common snack in Europe.
- It is believed that the first chocolate chip cookies were accidentally created by Ruth Wakefield in the 1930s. The chocolate she added did not melt after baking and thus the famous chocolate chip cookies were born!
- Chocolate chips don’t melt easily because they have less cocoa butter than that in chocolate bars
- The term “cookie” comes from the Dutch word for little cake – “Koekje”
- The Christmas cookies can be traced back to Medieval Europe
History Of National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day:
The creator and the origins of the dates remain unknown! However, as per the digital history found by our research is that the day has been observed since 2013. There are no claims made by any individual or organization claiming to be the founder of this day! No presidential claims are declaring it a National Holiday! So People are seen to celebrate this day as an unofficial food holiday in the United States!