WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4: COOKIE CUTTERS
Profile America -- Saturday, December 4th. The holiday season means lot of goodies -- especially cookies. They come in all flavors and in all shapes -- Christmas trees, Santa's sleigh and snowmen, to name a few. That's why today is part of Cookie Cutter Week. In the next few days, in kitchens all over the country, people will be digging in the back of utensil drawers and boxes on pantry shelves to find their cookie cutters, some of them passed down through the family for decades. But today's hectic lifestyle, with long working hours and tiring commutes, doesn't leave time for many to do their own baking. To fill the gap, there are nearly 6,300 retail bakeries in the U.S. -- where baked goods are prepared on site, including many kinds of cookies in traditional holiday shapes. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at -- www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2010, p. 584
Statistics of U.S. Businesses 2006, NAICS 311811
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau