I'm not sure who came up with all of these random food holidays, but to whomever did, I thank you with my whole heart. December 4th marks National Cookie Day, giving you just another excuse to consume America's favorite dessert in all it's beautiful shapes and forms. Several of your beloved restaurants are giving away cookies for free, or at a discounted price, so make sure to check out this list the day before and plan your schedule accordingly to hit up them all. You can never have too many cookies am I right?

Mrs. Fields

This year's a big one for classic cookie company Mrs. Fields. You're probably familiar with this one from trips to the mall, as there always seems to be a Mrs. Fields in the food court that comes in clutch after a full day of shopping triggers your sweet tooth. On December 4th Mrs. Fields celebrates their 40th anniversary by doing something sweet for all their fans, giving out free cookies to the first 400 visitors at each of their locations worldwide. How considerate right? Make sure to get there early to snag your free cookie, even if it means replacing it with breakfast. 

Insomnia Cookies

A favorite among college students for their late night cookie deliveries, Insomnia will continue to come in clutch on National Cookie Day with a free traditional cookie with any purchase. That includes chocolate chunk, M&M, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle, peanut butter chip, and more. Remember this when you've come home after a night out and are dealing with major drunchies. 


Nothing pairs better with a warm, toasty sub than a free cookie. You can get just that at Quizno's on this holiest of days, for when you make a purchase you automatically get a free Chocolate Chunk, Cinnamon Sugar or Oatmeal Raisin cookie. Dinner and dessert? Yes please. 

Schlotzsky's Deli

Good thing this deal only involves purchasing an entree to get a free cookie rather than being able to pronounce their name, because I would definitely lose out on that one. Choose from this favorite deli chain's diverse selection of delicious sandwiches, flatbreads, pizzas, salads or mac and cheese dishes to score a free cookie.

Whole Foods

While this notoriously pricey grocery store isn't giving up cookies for free (typical) they are selling all of their freshly baked cookies from the cookie bar at 50% of their original price. Even more amazing, the deal lasts from December 1 to December 4, so you've got 4 days to stock up on all the cookies your heart desires. 

DoubleTree by Hilton

You might not think a hotel would be the place to go to get your cookie fix, but on National Cookie Day it certainly is. All you have to do is head to a DoubleTree between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm and they'll give you a free chocolate chip walnut cookie at the main entrance. And trust me, these cookies don't disappoint. 10/10 would stay there just to get these complementary babies. 

Great American Cookies

It's a no brainer that this classically loved cookie chain will be giving out one of their original chocolate chip cookies for ~FREE~ on National Cookie Day. This chain has practically perfected their cookie recipe by now, as they've been rolling cookies out of their ovens since 1977. You can always expect them to be warm, soft, and filled with the perfect amount of chocolate chips. I'm drooling already. 


Cinnabon is switching things up for National Cookie Day with their new speciality Cookie BonBites. These babies are a hybrid of Cinnabon's classic mini cinnamon rolls baked inside a chocolate chip cookie shell. Oozing with chocolate, they may or may not be better than your regular plain old chocolate chip cookies. As a bonus, every purchase of the Cookie BonBite comes with a free 8-oz bottle of Fairlife milk, because no cookie is complete without milk am I right? 

Nestle Toll House Café

The king of kings in the cookie world is obviously celebrating this special day by giving out one of their delectable chocolate chip cookies for free. If you're lucky enough to live by one of these cafes I would definitely take advantage of this opportunity. Nestle's never one to let us down. 

Make your way to one (or all) of these places on National Cookie Day on December 4th to get your cookie fix, but if you can't make it to any, celebrate by baking up one of these delicious cookie recipes on your own. You'll still be a winner, and you'll have more cookies all for yourself.