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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.

  • ANNA'S GINGER THINS 150g

    Anna's

    ANNA'S GINGER THINS 150g

    $3.49
    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, vegetable...
    $3.49
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    GERRIT'S BAKERY I LOVE STROOPWAFELS TIN

    Gerrit J. Verburg Co

    GERRIT'S BAKERY I LOVE STROOPWAFELS TIN

    $5.99
    GERRIT'S BAKERY I LOVE STROOPWAFELS TIN New this year! Enjoy 10 delicious Stroopwafels housed in our playful tin we’ve designed to keep them bakery fresh. Make your gift-giving sweet and memorable! Made in Holland!Non-GMOINGREDIENTS:Glucose...
    $5.99
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    GILLE DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CRISPS 125g

    Gille

    GILLE DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CRISPS 125g

    $3.99
    GILLE DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CRISPSGille's Swedish Double Chocolate Crisps come in a generous package of 125 grams. These thin, light, and crispy Swedish cookies are made with the joining of two oat-biscuits with a creamy double-chocolate filling. Perfectly...
    $3.99
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    NYAKERS RED TIN OF CRISP SWEDISH GINGERSNAPS 400g

    Nyakers Pepparkakor

    NYAKERS RED TIN OF CRISP SWEDISH GINGERSNAPS 400g

    $9.99
    NYAKERS RED TIN OF CRISP SWEDISH GINGERSNAPSMany small hearts gathered in a beautifully patterned tin. Baked according to the original recipe from 1952. The spices are well balanced and the cakes have a nice crispness.The taste winner - Nyåkers...
    $9.99
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    SAETRE BIXIT 300g

    Saetre

    SAETRE BIXIT 300g

    $5.99
    Bixit Original is a traditional biscuit that has been a permanent companion on tour for generations. With energetic oats and good taste, Bixit Original works both as energy refills along for the ride and as a tasty reward when the goal is reached...
    $5.99
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    SAETRE GJENDE

    Saetre

    SAETRE GJENDE 220g

    $6.79
    GJENDE SHORTBREAD COOKIESClassic Swedish shortbread cookies with coconut. Excellent!INGREDIENTS:Wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil, coconut, invert sugar syrup, wheat starch, baking powder, ammonium carbonate, salt, soy lecithin, flavoring: vanilla.
    $6.79