Eaten Up Cookie

The History Of The Cookie

The chocolate chip cookie was invented by the American chef Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1938. She invented the recipe during the period when she owned the Toll House Inn, in Whitman, Massachusetts. In this era, the Toll House Inn was a popular restaurant that featured home cooking

The name cookie is derived from the Dutch word koekje, meaning “small or little cake.” Biscuit comes from the Latin word bis coctum, which means, “twice baked.” According to culinary historians, the first historic record of cookies was their use as test cakes.

Here are Interesting facts about cookies
Did you know the top 10 selling commerical cookies in the U.S. are: 1.Nabisco Oreo 2.Nabisco Chips Ahoy 3.Nabisco Oreo Double Stuff 4.Pepperidge Farm Milano 5.Private Label Chocolate Chip 6.Little Debbie Nutty Bar 7.Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream 8.Nabisco Chips Ahoy Chewy 9.Nabisco Nilla Vanilla Wafers 10.Private Label Sandwich Cookies

Did you know Early American tinsmiths began making cookie cutters by hand back in the 1700s. Did you know cookie cutters were introduced to America by the Dutch and the German. Did you know the official state cookie of both Massachusetts and Pennsylvania is the chocolate chip cookie. Did you know the U.S. leads the world as the biggest cookie bakers and eaters, spending more than $550 million annually on Oreos alone. Did you know the Oreo, the best-selling cookie of the 20th century, was developed and introduced by the American company Nabisco, in 1912. Did you know Cookies were first made in Persia around 7a.d.(Persia is now Iran)
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