That's right today is National Cookie Day 2018!

I can't think of too many things that ignite passion in people like...cookies! Sure if it was a weekend, I'd encourage you to preheat the oven and get to mixing but since it's a weekday...maybe someone else can do the cooking! In celebration, many chains, bakeries and restaurants will be giving away cookies and offering special deals special deals online. Here's how the cookie crumbles with a few I was able to track down...

Barnes & Noble: Ok you have to do a little work but it could be worth it! The "My Cookie Story" contest starts today and runs through Dec. 17. Simply share your favorite holiday cookie recipe ans well as the story behind it and you could win $5,000. Get all the details at www.bn.com/mycookiestory.

The Double Tree Hotel:  They just recently announced they will be celebrating the holiday by giving everyone a free cookie today (you don't even have to be a guest) at all U.S. DoubleTree locations.

Insomnia Cookies: Although this national chain doesn't have any locations near us you can still cash in with an online order that will score you one free cookie with any delivery order and through Dec. 10 plus you get 20% off shipping orders. And if free cookies for a year sounds nice...then check out their cool cookie contest where 5 lucky people will win just that!

Mrs Fields: If you're heading to the mall...today is the day to score a free cookie with any purchase! Plus, you can save up to 40 percent off holiday cookie tins on their website.

As a side note, some local businesses are sure to want to celebrate this sweet holiday with some cookie cheer! If you are aware of some...feel free to share with us so we can spread the word! So, from me to you...Happy National Cookie Day!