Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Hip hip hooray! It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! We aren’t sure where we would be without this classic cookie, but we are here to celebrate! It continues to be our most popular flavor and we can understand why. There is something so nostalgic about this cookie. Whether it reminds you of making your first batch as a kid, or perhaps picking up a warm cookie from our downtown bakery, you really can never go wrong with Chocolate Chip.

The History of the Chocolate Chip Cookie

The Chocolate Chip cookie was invented in the 1930’s by a woman named Ruth Wakefield. While on vacation, Ruth was brainstorming a cookie idea that involved adding chocolate squares into a “blond batter.” She broke up a chocolate bar into small pieces and to her surprise, the chocolate did not melt into the dough! It makes us wonder if the creation of the Chocolate Chip cookie was accidental, but regardless, we can’t thank Ruth enough!

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To celebrate this special day, we are offering our customers $5 off our Chocolate Chip Cookies by the Dozen Gift Box! Use code CHOCOLATECHIP during checkout to redeem this offer. Offer is valid through this Friday, May 17th!

While we have some fun variations (Almond Joe – a chocolate chip cookie with a tantalizing medley of toasted almonds and coconut, Chocolate Chip Walnut – a popular variation on the All-American classic with fresh California Walnuts, Dark Chocolate Cranberry – a sweet and tart variation with dark chocolate chips and dried cranberries, Cahootz – a white chocolate chip cookie with macadamia nuts and a hint of coconut), we appreciate the simplicity of a Chocolate Chip Cookie – the epitome of all cookies!

Happy National Cookie Day!

Hip – Hip – Hooray, It’s National Cookie Day!
National Cookie Day is upon us and we couldn’t be happier to celebrate!

Today is the day we get to gather with family, friends, and co-workers and indulge in some of life’s sweet, sweet offerings.  But, have you ever stopped and wondered just where did cookies come from? I know, it’s very hard to think of anything else when you bite into one of those chewy, warm, crispy, delicious, chocolatey – Wait, what was I saying…Ah, Yes! The history of the cookie! There is much speculation as to just where the cookie came from.
Especially, when there are many, many variations from all over the world!
In Australia and England, right around tea time you can find the tasty and crispy biscuits. Let’s head over to Mexico and Spain, here we might catch kids sneaking off with galletas before dinner, and in Italy where we can find people with coffee and Amaretti or Biscotti.

Biscuits with Tea.
Galletas and Pan Dulce.

And of course, we mustn’t forget about Holland. Here is where most people think the word cookie came from, Koekjes (cook-yuhs) which means “small cakes” or “flat cakes” have been served in Holland since the 1600s.

It is quite clear that the world loves cookies! Long before kitchen timers and “take and bake” dough, the world was a complicated place. According to culinary historians, the first ever record of cookies were actually their use as “test cakes”. Bakers would pour dollops of cake batter on baking pans and put them in theirs ovens to test the oven’s temperature.

This makes me especially grateful for our downtown store this time of year. There you can find our gluten-free cookies, coconut macaroons and anyone of our 14 decadent cookie flavors (I personally suggest Dr. Midnight). All without having to crack one egg! A great place to pick up cookies for Santa or get a quick pick-me-up after some intense holiday shopping at the Pacific Garden Mall.

With the holidays quickly approaching, you can count on Pacific Cookie Company to cover you on gifts. You don’t even have to leave your home! Just visit our online store at www.PacificCookie.com and browse through our Holiday selections. There you can find a great local gift the whole family can enjoy (sharing not guaranteed).

Happy National Cookie Day!!!
-Pacific Cookie Company

Cookie of the Week

Wow, the Cookie of the Week has been so popular and successful thanks to our amazing cookie fans! We love your support!! Starting today we are going to be mixing up the word of the week with a fun challenge of word of the day. Every day the word will change, so check in with us on Instagram, and Facebook!

Today’s word of the day is: Cookie Monster!

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World Book Day

“A book is as dream that you hold in your hand.” – Neil Gaiman