Now here are some fun facts!
The earliest cookies are thought to date back to 7th century AD Persia.
Cookies came to America through the Dutch in New Amsterdam in the late 1620s. The name cookie is derived from the Dutch word koekje, meaning “small or little cake.”
The chocolate chip cookie was invented by chefs Ruth Graves Wakefield and Sue Brides in 1938.
Pierre Hermé, Parisian pastry chef extraordinaire makes nothing but haute couture macaroons, and they are considered to be the world’s best. The most expensive macaroons Herme sells can cost up to a staggering $7400 a pound.
Americans consume over 2 billion cookies a year – about 300 cookies for each person.
The average American eats 35,000 cookies in a lifetime.
Half the cookies baked in American homes each year are chocolate chip.
The world's largest chocolate chip cookie weighed 38,000 pounds, was 102 feet in diameter and contained 30,000 eggs.
The first cookie commercial in the U.S. was the Animal Cracker, introduced in 1902.
The U.S. leads the world as the biggest cookie bakers and eaters, spending more than $550 million annually on Oreos alone.
The origin of the name Oreo is unknown, but there are many hypotheses, including derivations from the French word ‘Or’, meaning gold (as early packaging was gold), or the Greek word “Ωραίο”, meaning tasty, beautiful, nice or well done.
I can't, however, bring myself to buy Oreos. You would think something as loved as cookies, could totally avoid conflicts. But no!
Oreo factories decided to leave the U.S. and move production to Mexico. So we've had to boycott them. At a Nevada rally, Donald Trump led a crowd in chanting "No more Oreos," before admitting, "ah, it's going to be tough getting off Oreos."
Hillary Clinton brought up cookies long before this, during Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign.
“I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession,” she said.
She should have stayed home and baked those cookies.
Cookies are just the best!
13.5% of Americans admit to eating 20 or more chocolate chip cookies at a time.