Every year, March 6 marks a special day: National Oreo Cookie Day! And we couldn't be more thrilled to celebrate America's favorite cookie. Oreos are classic, timeless, and not to mention delicious!
Crispy chocolate cookies and creamy filling? Count us in! It's no wonder these little guys have won the hearts and stomachs of so many. Did you know that Oreos were first introduced in 1912? Since then, they've been the best-selling cookie in the US. So, here's to the Oreos we love to dunk, twist, and of course, enjoy!
History of Oreo Cookies
Sam J. Porcello, a former Nabisco food scientist, is credited with creating the modern Oreo cookie, which has been a popular snack for decades. His 34 years of work at Nabisco made life sweeter, and his Oreo cookie creation - now 108 years old - is enjoyed by cookie lovers across the globe. March 6 is the chosen day to celebrate National Oreo Cookie Day or National Oreo Day.
Classic never goes out of style. Oreo cookies are a century old and come in various colors, sizes, and flavors. More Oreo flavors come out each year. We can find double stuffed, thins, mini, Neapolitan, and Mega Stuf. Sometimes, they have limited edition seasonal cookies for the holidays. For example, Orange stuffed Oreos are available for a limited time in October to celebrate Halloween.
Oreos can be enjoyed in cakes too! Dunk them in milk, have them as a snack, share them, or keep them to yourself. No matter how we have them, there's no shortage of ways to enjoy the beloved Oreo!
Oreo Cookie Facts
Get ready to dive into Oreo cookie facts!
On March 14, 1912, “Oreo” was first trademarked and the first cookies in the United States sold for 25 cents a pound. The Oreo Biscuit was then renamed “Oreo Sandwich” in 1912 and rebranded as the “Oreo Creme Sandwich” in 1948. William A. Turnier redesigned the Oreo cookie to include the Nabisco logo in 1952 and Nabisco’s principal food scientist, Sam Procello, developed the modern Oreo cookie filling.
How to Celebrate National Oreo Cookie Day
- Celebrate the day by going on social media and creating a fun poll and asking your family and friends how they eat their Oreos.
- Keep it classic and dunk them dairy or non-dairy milk. Also, Oreo cookies are naturally vegan and they make a fantastic vegan treat especially with almond, oat or coconut milk. YUM!
- Crush them up and sprinkle them on ice cream, yogurt, pudding or oatmeal.
- Try a new recipe using Oreo cookies to create a dessert. There are so many to choose from such as cookies, cupcakes, icebox cakes, fudge and so much more. We have created an inspirational list of recipes 30 Easy Oreo Cookie Dessert Recipes for you to try.
- Bring a box of Oreo cookies to work and share them with your co-workers.
- Try a new flavor of Oreos! Usually, there are new seasonal flavors or a flavor you haven't tried yet on the shelves at grocery stores for you to discover.
- Take a selfie and share on your favorite social media how you enjoy your Oreos. Add #NationalOreoCookieDay to your post on social media.
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Oreo Cookie Quotes
"I am a picky eater. By that I mean, I love to pick the raisins out of oatmeal raisin cookies, the chips out of chocolate chip cookies, the white side off of black and white cookies, and the vanilla center out of Oreos."Dylan Lauren
"Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better."Robert Redford
"I’m not sure I could trust a man who would bypass an Oreo in favor of vanilla wafers. It’s a fundamental character flaw, possibly a sign of true evil."Jonathan Maberry