In 1976, the children's television series Sesame Street first mentioned National Cookie Day, which The Cookie Monster mentioned again in 1980, but neither gave the culinary holiday a date. That didn't happen until 1987 when the Blue Chip Cookie Company in San Francisco declared December 4 as the official National Cookie Day.
The sweet treat likely originated in Persia during the 7th century and spread to Europe when Muslims conquered the Iberian Peninsula a century later, but it was the Dutch who came up with the word "koekie," or "little cake," which became "cookie" when the treats arrived in America in the 1600s. A few centuries later, brilliant bakers started to infuse them with cannabis.
To celebrate National Cookie Day, the following are four infused-cookie recipes from PRØHBTD's Smoking Pot series.
Lit Chocolate Chip Cookies
White Chocolate Green Tea Cookies
White Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies