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Everywhere You Can Get Free Cookies Today for National Cookie Day

National Cookie Day is Wednesday, December 4. And, honestly, nothing sounds better than eating tons of free and cheap cookies now that it's nasty and cold outside. Like is there anything that's really, truly more comforting than biting into a gooey chocolate chip cookie? Or dunking a square of shortbread into a hot cup of tea? Or enjoying the warm and spiced vanilla scents wafting from a tray of snickerdoodles? 

No matter how you slice -- or cookie-cut -- it, cookies are one of the simplest and most reliable desserts. It's only fitting that this beloved treasure, which comes in hundreds of different forms, has its own pseudo national holiday, National Cookie Day. Not to be confused with National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on August 4, National Sugar Cookie Day on July 9, and National Oatmeal Cookie Day on April 30 (America sure loves its cookies and pretend holidays). Today, we celebrate all cookies.

In honor of this festive day, we've made a running list of all the best free cookies and cookie deals so you can celebrate -- cookie and milk in hand -- accordingly. 

Free Cookies for National Cookie Day

Insomnia Cookies
The deal: Go grab a totally free cookie at your local Insomnia outpost. Nope, you don't have to buy anything. 
When: December 4

Mrs. Fields
The deal:
Stop by your favorite mall cookie stand and get a free cookie with any purchase at Mrs. Fields. But really, it's the best-smelling stand in the mall food court. 
When: December 4

DoubleTree by Hilton
The deal:
 DoubleTree by Hilton, which is known for its complimentary cookies for guests, is offering a free warm chocolate chip cookie to any person who stops by one of their hundreds of locations. You don't have to be a guest of the hotel to get a free cookie.
When: December 4

Great American Cookies
The deal:
 Download the Great American Cookies app and present your in-app reward for signing up to receive a free chocolate chip cookie.
When: December 4

Kum & Go
The deal: 
Get one free cookie by downloading the Kum & Go app and becoming an &Rewards member. 
When: December 4

Penn Station East Coast Subs
The deal: Everyone is getting one of the chain's cookie bites for free. No purchase is required.
When: December 4

Jack in the Box
The deal: 
Get a large Oreo milkshake for free after placing an order with as $15 minimum through Grubhub. Simply add the large Oreo milkshake to your order and the promotion will automatically be applied. Delivery is free.
When: December 4-15

Bj's Restaurant and Brewhouse
The deal:
Get a free pizookie after signing up for the Bj's premiere rewards program.
When: Ongoing

Courtesy of Subway

Cookie Deals for National Cookie Day

FOMO Baking Co.
The deal:
Get 20% off orders of $100 or more from this brand new cookie company with code GET20.
When: Ongoing

Milano
The deal:
 Get two brand new flavors of Milano cookies, caramel macchiato and Irish cream, for $3.89 at retailers. Peppermint Milanos have also returned for a limited time.
When: Ongoing

Subway
The deal:
 Spread the cookie love by gifting cookies through Subway's Gift-a-Cookie promotion, found here. $1 gets a single cookie, $2 gets you or a friend three cookies, and $8 will provide a whole dozen. Oh, and the sandwich chain has a brand new Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookie just in time for the occasion. It's made with dark chocolate dough that's loaded with red cherries and semi-sweet chocolate chips. 
When: Ongoing

Whole Foods
The deal: Prime members can get in the baking spirit and celebrate the cookie holiday with 35% off King Arthur flours and mixes, Wholesome sweeteners, and Guittard baking chips.
When: December 4-10

Nestle Toll House Café by Chip
The deal:
You get a dozen of the iconic cookie maker's classic cookies for $12. The deal is good at participating locations only, though, so you might want to call ahead before you unleash your inner cookie monster. Nestle is also giving away free cookie cutters that reference the year's most "meme-orable" moments, according to a spokesperson. You can get yours here, starting at noon EST.
When: Through December 11

Cheryl's
The deal:
The cookie purveyor is taking 50% off its Sparkling Holiday Gift Tower, which gets you an assortment of 48 cookies for $19.99 with the discount. You'll also get free shipping site-wide on National Cookie Day only, according to a spokesperson. As for in-store deals, look out for 50% off select items, free samples, and the chance to enter to win a Traditional VIP Gift Tower, a massive assortment of 73 treats that would normally set you back a 100 bucks.
When: December 4

Good Dee's
The deal:
The cookie baking mix maker has introduced a brand new cookie bundle just for National Cookie Day. For $39.96, you'll get a mix of Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Butter Pecan Cookies, and Sugar Cookies with the code "CookieDay". You get one bag of cookie mix in each flavor. 
When: December 4

More National Cookie Day Deals?

Know of any cookie freebies or deals that we missed? Send us the details (and a link to the official info) to news@thrillist.com and we'll add 'em here. 

Want More Free Food?

Here's our huuuuuuuge running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best reward programs, birthday freebies, and holiday gift card deals you'll find. If you want a little more than, say a free taco, we also have you covered with a long list of meals you can get at fast food chains under $5. You're welcome.

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Kat Thompson is a staff writer at Thrillist whose favorite cookies are chocolate chip. Follow her on Twitter @katthompsonn