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When is National Brownie Day?

December 8th is National Brownie Day.

What is National Brownie Day?

Some might say that a brownie is a cake that has reached a higher plane. They might not be wrong. National Brownie Day honors this classic dessert.

Brownies occupy the gap between cakes and cookies. They are usually fluffier than a cookie and less dense than a cake, but some recipes produce a dessert that’s closer to fudge.

The recipe begins with sugar, butter, salt, eggs, and flour. Add chocolate, and you get brownies. Add brown sugar instead, and you get blondies. Add bacon, chocolate, and bourbon, and you have a different creature altogether.

There are as many brownie recipes as there are ovens in the nation, and National Brownie Day is here for us to enjoy them all.

Fun facts about National Brownie Day!

  • For a cake-like brownie, add a little baking powder and more flour, and take some of the butter out. A fudgy brownie requires less flour and no baking powder.
  • The first brownies were created by a Chicago chef in the late 1800s.
  • The first cookbook recipe for brownies was published in 1904.
  • A brownie is also a fairy-like figure out of British folklore, said to come out at night and perform household chores if the owners left a bowl of milk on the hearth.

How to celebrate National Brownie Day:

Bake a batch of brownies! Gather your friends or the family for a great big brownie bake. Try several different kinds. You can add nuts, coconut flakes, or chunks of candy bars to create some variety. For extra brownie points, take a plateful to the neighbors.

What’s the hashtag for National Brownie Day?

Post pictures of your baked goods on social media using #NationalBrownieDay.