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.

  • Glico

    GLICO PEJOY COOKIES & CREAM 56g

    $2.85
    PEJOY COOKIES & CREAMA classic flavor and an indulgent treat. Relax and enjoy the delicious cookies and cream filling as it melts into your mouth from inside a crispy, chocolaty, cookie shell. Sweet enough to be a dessert, light enough to be a...
    $2.85
  • Goteborgs

    GOTEBORGS JULIA MARIE COOKIES 200g

    $2.49
    GOTEBORGS GULD MARIEGoteborgs Guld Marie cookie. Gold Marie has been baked since the company was founded in 1888 and is Gothenburg Biscuits oldest product. Gold Marie are tender, crisp and delicious biscuits baked from wheat flour. They fit just as well...
    $2.49
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    Goteborgs

    GOTEBORGS RASPBERRY FILLED SINGOALLA COOKIES

    $2.25
    GOTEBORGS SINGOALLAGoteborgs Kex Singoalla Cookie are shortbread pastry biscuits with vanilla cream and raspberries filling. Original raspberry biscuit and Singoalla Lemon Lime are the only biscuits on the Norwegian market that contain real jam...
    $2.25
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    Ferrero

    HANUTA DOUBLE pk 44g

    $1.99
    HANUTA DOUBLE pk 44g Ingredients: Sugar, vegetable fat, flour, wheat, rye, hazel nuts (13%), sweet whey powder, fat reduced cocoa, milk chocolate (sugar, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, emulsifier soy lecithin, vanillin), skimmed milk...
    $1.99
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    HANUTA WAFERS

    Ferrero

    HANUTA WAFERS 220g

    $7.99
    FERRERO HANUTA WAFERS 10 pk 220g Contains a thick layer of roasted hazelnut and cocoa cream between two crunchy wheat wafers. Ingredients: Sugar, vegetable fat, flour, wheat, rye, hazel nuts (13%), sweet whey powder, fat reduced cocoa, milk chocolate...
    $7.99
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    Hellema

    HELLEMA PARIS 130g

    $2.49
    HELLEMA PARISParis, delicious crunchy caramelized cookies. So indulge yourself and enjoy the delicious Paris!INGREDIENTS:Wheat flour, vegetable oil & fat [palm oil, rapeseed oil, coconut fat, palm kernel oil], sugar, 13% candy sugar, golden...
    $2.49
  • Hellema

    HELLEMA SPECULAAS 400g

    $3.59
    HELLEMA SPECULAAS, SPICED WINDMILL COOKIES 400g. MADE IN HOLLAND.Ingredients: Wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil and fat, spicos (whereof cinnamon), glucose syrup, whey powder, candy syrup, invert sugar syrup, raising agents (sodium bicarbonate, ammonium...
    $3.59
  • Hellema

    HELLEMA SPECULAAS TIN 135g

    $4.49
    HELLEMA SPECULAAS TINBeautiful Delft blue tin with old Dutch image with delicious Dutch spiced cookies called Speculaas.INGREDIENTS:Wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil and fat (palm oil, rapeseed oil, coconut fat, palmkernel oil), brown sugar, whole wheat...
    $4.49