Friday, March 6, 2020

National Oreo Cookie Day

Best selling cookie with over 500 billion sold a year. 
Snackers like to dunk while others pull their cookies apart before eating.  

In 1912, the National Biscuit Company (now known as Nabisco) introduced to the world the Oreo cookie. However, at the time, it wasn’t called a cookie but was instead called the Oreo Biscuit. On March 6th, 1912, the company filed for a trademark on this cookie and was granted one by March 14, 1912. It is considered by many to be a copy of the Hydrox Cookie which was developed some 4 years earlier by the Sunshine Company.

The first Oreos sold for 25 cents a pound and were sold in cans that had a clear top. 9 years after the Oreo Biscuit was first sold, the National Biscuit Company decided to change the name to the Oreo Sandwich. During the 1920s, the Oreo underwent a couple of design changes which included a new design in 1924 and the release of a now short-lived lemon filled Oreo. After World War II, the Oreo Sandwich underwent another name change, becoming the Oreo Creme Sandwich in 1948.

Over the years, a variety of different Oreos have been developed and sold to the public. Do you like yours plain or with a flavored filling? 

National Oreo Day is celebrated on March 6th because that is when the term Oreo was first used on the trademark forms in 1912. 
Check out some Ever Ready Oreo Cookie recipes:
Salted Caramel Oreo Cookie Icebox Cake
Minty Ice Cream Squares
Grasshopper Pie
Oreo M and M Cookie Bars

Oreo Cookie Ice-Cream Sandwiches
Mini Oreo Cherry Cheesecakes
Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse Pie


  1. I didn't know any of that! But my boys sure do love Oreos. These recipes look yummy. Pinned.


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