Jamie Bills and Kelsey Bills Eating Cookies in a Library
June 27, 2020

Cookie Picture Books

By Jamie Bills

National Cookie Holidays-

National Sugar Cookie Day is celebrated on July 9th. It is one of 9 National Cookie Holidays!

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Day – Aug 4th
  • Pecan Cookie Day- Sept 21
  • Spicy Hermit Cookie Day- Nov 15th
  • Gingerbread Cookie Day- Nov 21st
  • Oreo Cookie Day- Mar 6th
  • Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day- Mar 18th
  • Oatmeal Cookie Day- Apr 30th
  • Peanut Butter Cookie Day- Jun 12th

An EASY way to celebrate is to make a batch of cookies!

Kelsey Bills making sugar cookies.
Kelsey helping make her great-grandma’s sugar cookies.

And here is a link if you would like to make a paper chef hat for the celebration (or just for fun):

I read 31 PICTURE BOOKS ABOUT COOKIES. Here are my top recommendations for you (pictures link to Amazon, downloadable PDF library list below)-

Cookie Picture Book Recommendations-

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Cookiesaurus Rex by Amy Dominy. I thought this book was super funny. The statement on the book cover nails it, “A little cookie with a BIG attitude”. Cookiesaurus Rex becomes jealous of the decorations the other cookies are receiving and he demands to be redecorated. When the cookie decorator complies, Cookiesaurus Rex is not impressed. The reader, on the other hand, will laugh at the different designs placed on Mr. Rex.

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Chocolate Chippo Hippo by Vincent Adrioni. Hippo LOVES chocolate chip cookies. He loves them so much he has a chocolate chip suit and the only pair of custom chocolate chip sunglasses. This is a simple story but the illustrations are cute and it is a hit with the kids.

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. Classic Story. Cause and effect…if you give a mouse a cookie, he will probably ask for a glass of milk… The scenarios are unlikely and usually unpredictable, but it is predictable that you will like this book.

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Who Ate All the Cookie Dough by Karen Beaumont. Momma Kangaroo finds all of the cookie dough has been eaten, but who ate it? She sets out to track down the culprit. I think most kids would like this story, but it is especially fun for the little ones.

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The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems. Who doesnt LOVE a good Mo Willems story? Duckling has a cookie and Pigeon is jealous. This book brings in references to other Pigeon books, fun for Pigeon book fans. If you havent had a chance to

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The Last Chocolate Chip Cookie by Jamie Rix- In this book, the main character’s mom is trying to teach him manners. She has him offer the last cookie to everyone before eating it himself. This book starts out feeling ordinary and takes a big twist. Fun and memorable book.

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Cookiebot! by Katie Van Camp- What starts out as a helpful robot invention, turns into city-wide chaos as Harry and his stuffie, Horsie, combine forces to take on their out-of-control Cookie-Grabbing robot. Creative with a super-hero feel.

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Snack Attack! by Terry Border- Three snacks worry for their lives after finding a note on the counter. They strategize how to avoid being eaten. The illustrations are photographs with doodles. I found the book unique and humorous, but I would recommend it for older kids (5-8 yr olds), semi-spoiler: not all of the snacks make it in the end. 🙂

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Watch the Cookie by Nancy Cote- Mousy and Sam are the best of friends. One day Sam entrusts Mousy with the job of guarding their cookie while he takes care of some business. Guarding the cookie proves to be no easy task but Mousy faces each obstacle bravely. Will he be able to save the cookie in the end? Adorable story about being brave and being a good friend.

Downloadable Library List with Cookie Book Recommendations-

Thick Sugar Cookie Recipe with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting – DELICIOUS!

Plate of brightly colored sugar cookies with sprinkles.

My grandma made sugar cookies right. She had FIVE kids, so this batch makes A LOT of cookies. Here is her recipe:

Soft Roll-Out Cookies
Grandma’s sugar cookies. Makes a large batch. Dough must spend time chilling in the fridge so plan ahead. Preheat oven to 375.

Ingredients:
3 Eggs
2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Butter or Margarine
1 Cup Milk
2 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 Tbsp Baking powder
6-7 Cups Flour
 
Directions:
Cream together eggs, sugar and butter. 
Add milk and vanilla. 
Add baking soda, baking powder and flour. 
Mixture should be just slightly sticky 
(if too sticky, add more flour). 
Chill overnight. 
Use lots of flour when rolling out. Make cookies thick. 
Bake at 375 for 8-10 mins. Do not over-bake.
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
The recipe my Mom would usually make. 
We like to tint with Wilton’s gel food colors.

Ingredients:
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 Stick Butter or Margarine Softened
3 Tbsp Milk
2 tsp Vanilla
 
Directions:
Beat sugar, butter, milk and vanilla with electric mixer 
on low speed until well blended and smooth. 
If frosting becomes too thick, beat in additional milk 
by teaspoonfuls until spreading consistency.

Full List of Picture Books about Cookies

If you are interested in reading additional picture books about cookies or if you are just curious what books I read, here is my complete list. (If you have a favorite cookie story book I missed, I would love to hear about it in the comments below)

The Rabbit, The Dark, and the Cookie TinNicola O’Byrne
Cookie Blast Off!Clare Helen Welsh
Cookie & MilkMichele McAvoy
Rainbow Dash and the Great Cookie PrankMagnolia Belle
The Cookie BoogieMelissa Lagonegro
The Cookie FiascoDan Santat
Flat Stanley and the Very Big CookieJeff Brown
The Duckling Gets A Cookie?Mo Willems
Catch that CookieHallie Durand
Watch the Cookie!Nancy Cote
Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar?George Shannon
Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?Karen Beaumont
All in Just One CookieSusan E Goodman
Mr. Cookie BakerMonica Wellington
May I Please Have a Cookie?Jennifer E Morris
Fortune Cookie FortunesGrace Lin
Who took the cookies from the Cookie Jar?Bonnie Lass
Tough CookieDavid Wisniewski
The Best Mouse CookieLaura Numeroff
If You Give A Mouse A CookieLaura Numeroff
Sam’s CookieBarbra Lindgren
Snack AttackTerry Border
Cookiesaurus RexAmy Fellner Dominy
Cookiebot!Harry and Horsie Adventure
Ginger BearMini Grey
Gingerbread PirateKristin Kladstrup
Gingerbread CowboyJanet Squires
Chocolate Chippo HippoVincent Andriani
The Last Chocolate Chip CookieJamie Rix
Mmm, Cookies!Robert Munsh
Who Stole the Cookies?Judith Moffatt
So Many Cute Cookie Picture Books

Jamie Bills