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Cookies

Cookies

scancookies.jpgIn most English-speaking countries outside North America, including the United Kingdom, the most common word for a crisp cookie is biscuit. The term cookie is normally used to describe chewier ones. However, in many regions both terms are used.

In Scotland the term cookie is sometimes used to describe a plain bun.

Cookies that are baked as a solid layer on a sheet pan and then cut, rather than being baked as individual pieces, are called in British English bar cookies or traybakes.

Its American name derives from the Dutch word koekje or more precisely its informal, dialect variant koekie which means little cake, and arrived in American English with the Dutch settlement of New Netherland, in the early 1600s.

Cookies appear to have their origins in 7th century AD Persia, shortly after the use of sugar became relatively common in the region. By the 14th century, they were common in all levels of society throughout Europe, from royal cuisine to street vendors.

With global travel becoming widespread at that time, cookies made a natural travel companion, a modernized equivalent of the travel cakes used throughout history. One of the most popular early cookies, which traveled especially well and became known on every continent by similar names, was the jumble, a relatively hard cookie made largely from nuts, sweetener, and water.

Cookies came to America through the Dutch in New Amsterdam in the late 1620s. The Dutch word "koekje" was Anglicized to "cookie" or cooky. The earliest reference to cookies in America is in 1703, when the Dutch in New York provided 800 cookies at a funeral.

The most common modern cookie, given its style by the creaming of butter and sugar, was not common until the 18th century.

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    ANISETTE COOKIES 85g

    Dr. Quendt

    ANISETTE COOKIES 85g

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    Dr. Quendt Anis Geback cookies are crunchy, light and delicate. Made with: Sugar, wheat flour, egg white powder (3%), spelt flour, wheat starch, anise, star anise, vanilla, magnesium oxide. Product of Germany.
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    ANNA'S ALMOND CINNAMON THINS 150g

    Anna's

    ANNA'S ALMOND CINNAMON THINS 150g

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    Annas Almond is the classic Annas Pepparkakor with a taste of almonds: as much the obvious choice for parties and traditional festivities – as for a moment’s enjoyment at any time.INGREDIENTS:Wheat flour, sugar, Vegetable oils (palm, canola,...
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  • ANNA'S GINGER THINS 150g

    Anna's

    ANNA'S GINGER THINS 150g

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    Annas Original is the classic Annas Pepparkakor that has spread happiness for generations: as much the obvious choice for parties and traditional festivities – as for a moment’s enjoyment at any time. INGREDIENTS: Wheat flour, sugar,...
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  • ANNA'S ORANGE THINS 150g

    Anna's

    ANNA'S ORANGE THINS 150g

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    Annas Orange is the classic Annas Pepparkakor with a taste of orange: as much the obvious choice for parties and traditional festivities – as for a moment’s enjoyment at any time.INGREDIENTS:Wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oils (palm, canola,...
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    AVIATEUR AMSTERDAM DELIGHTS

    Aviateur

    AVIATEUR AMSTERDAM DELIGHTS 6pk

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    RONDOS SMALL ALMOND PASTE FILLED BUTTER CAKES (AMSTERDAM DELIGHTS)The Aviateur Amsterdam Delight is an almond paste filled pastry Dutch treat. The Dutch love almond pastes when it comes to their pastries, which is delightful. Enjoy this morning treat (or...
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    AVIATEUR DUTCH COOKIE VARIETY MIX 300g

    Aviateur

    AVIATEUR DUTCH COOKIE VARIETY MIX 300g

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    AVIATEUR DUTCH COOKIE VARIETY MIX 300g: THE COOKIE MIX INCLUDES BOOKENPOOTJES, JAN HAGEL AND VARIOUS FILLED, CHOCOLATE COVERED, SUGAR AND ALMOND SPRINKLED COOKIES. IN HOLLAND COOKIES ARE A BIG DEAL, AND THESE COOKIES PROVE THAT POINT!
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    AVIATEUR KANOS ALMOND FINGERS 6pk

    Aviateur

    AVIATEUR KANOS ALMOND FINGERS 6pk

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    KANOS ALMOND PASTE (MARZIPAN) FILLED FINGERS 9.25oz. Six delicious cookies from Holland. Perfect for your coffee break or as an anytime treat. Ingredients: Sugar, wheat flour, palm kernel fat, whey powder (milk), low fat cocoa powder, chocolate liquor,...
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  • AVIATEUR PEANUT SNAP COOKIES 175g

    Aviateur

    AVIATEUR PEANUT SNAP COOKIES 175g

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    AVIATEUR PEANUT SNAP COOKIES KLETSKOPPEN 175g. Ingredients: Sugar, peanuts 27%, wheat flour, water, vegetable oil, glucose syrup, soya flour, salt, cinnamon, emulsifier : soya lecithin, E471, egg white, whey powder, milk protein, citric acid, raising...
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  • AVIATEUR STROOPWAFELS 2-PK

    Aviateur

    AVIATEUR STROOPWAFELS 2-PK

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    AVIATEUR STROOPWAFELSThe Stroopwafel, an iconice cookie waffle. These are produced by a premier Dutch bakery company and we love their products!INGREDIENTS:Butter Waffles with 46% caramel syrup: Wheat flour, glucose syrup, sugar, 14% butter, vegetable...
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