About National Sugar Cookie Day
Sugar cookies may be formed by hand, dropped, or rolled and cut into shapes. They are commonly decorated with additional sugar, icing, sprinkles, or a combination of these. Decorative shapes and figures can be cut into the rolled-out dough using a cookie cutter.
Though similar foods have been made for centuries, the modern sugar cookie in the mid-18th century in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. German Protestant settlers created a round, crumbly and buttery cookie that came to be known as the Nazareth Cookie.
In North America, sugar cookies are popular during the holidays of Children's Day, Christmas, Halloween, and Hanukkah.