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Bake Cookies Day

cookieDecember 18 is Bake Cookies Day!

In the midst of the holiday season, today is the perfect day to escape from your holiday stress and that winter weather, and spend your day in a warm kitchen baking sweet treats!

Though the origin of this day remains unknown, the origin of the cookie dates back to Persia in 7th century AD after the use of sugar became more prevalent. The cookie quickly spread through Europe and then to America because of the popularity of global travel, and the treat’s easy traveling capabilities.

Spend the day baking cookies and trying new recipes. Better yet, host a cookie exchange with your friends. A cookie exchange is a great way to find new recipes (and indulge in even more new delicious sweets).

Looking for new cookie recipes? Browse through the recipes below!

Or, be healthy and make over your cookies!

Sources: holidayinsights.com, Wikipedia, Examiner.com

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The Mayflower Docks at Plymouth Rock

The Mayflower was a ship that transported 102 Pilgrims from England to the New World. The passengers sailed from London in September 1620 and spent more than two long months at sea. The trip was very rough, with constant waves threatening to destroy the ship.

On November 11, 1620, the Mayflower anchored in Cape Cod and the Mayflower Compact was signed. Several passengers formed scouting groups to explore the snow-covered land in search of a suitable spot to settle. The groups returned to the ship and had found a harbor on the western side of Cape Cod Bay that they liked.

The Mayflower docked in modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts on December 18, 1620, and its passengers prepared to begin Plymouth Colony.

Sources: History.com, Wikipedia

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