Preheat to 350 and enjoy!
Today is National Cookie Day and that is reason enough to indulge in a fresh-baked goodie.
Cookies are one of the most popular American desserts, but the word actually comes from the dutch word for little cake.
You can mix up batches with a variety of flavors to share -- chocolate chip, gingerbread, and iced sugar cookies are popular as gifts this time of year.
There are also several cookie choices at The Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip.
The Milk Bar offers cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies for $4 each; Beauty & Essex offers the Beauty Wonder Wheel ($38) featuring a variety of epicurean cookies; and Rose. Rabbit. Lie offers the Cookie Jar ($18), an ever-evolving variety of gourmet cookies and treats in a playful and avant-garde cookie jar.