You might think your own cookie-eating habits are breaking records, but one surefire way to make your indulgences feel comparatively tame this holiday season is to flip open to the cookie page of the Guiness Book of World Records. Here you will find the admirable maniacs who are making mansion-size baked goods, building epically tall cookie pyramids and baking more confections in an hour than one would think is humanly possible. Here, seven of the best records worth breaking this season.
The World’s Largest Bag of Cookies: 7,054 Pounds
Put together by 220 volunteers in the Netherlands in 2005, the bag contained over 200,000 cookies and took 3,600 hours to create and fill. It was five and a half meters long, two meters wide and three meters high.
Most People Dunking Cookies at Once: 1,796
Oreo India held a “Dunkathon” in December of 2013 in Mumbai and set the record for most people dunking cookies (Oreos in this case) at the same time. Though not acknowledged by Guinness, Pittsburgh broke Mumbai’s record in 2014 when 2,152 people got together for simultaneous cookie-dunking.