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Awakenings: A Bit of Cookie History

on September 21, 2012

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Cookies ~ a treat for any age but how did they get started, how did the ‘cookie’ get its name? Did you know the ‘cookie’ actually goes back to the 7th century? Now, that’s a long way back, folks!

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25 responses to “Awakenings: A Bit of Cookie History

  1. bobmielke says:

    So many of the fond memories in life revolve around cookies. My mom used to make “refrigerator” cookies of dough wrapped in wax paper. As adults we could always count of homemade cookies from her.

    As an adult, learning to bake, I used baking powder instead of baking soda in a lemon drop cookie recipe. They came out of the oven as lemon bullets. 😦

    When I could still eat cookies I used to make the oatmeal cookie recipe right off the Quaker Oats box. They still remain my favorite. I’m a diabetic now so must modify the recipe using baking Splenda instead of sugar. I haven’t eaten any in 10 years. Still, there are my memories. 🙂

    • catnipoflife says:

      Bob, thank you for your visit! Your comments brought back additional memories of my own. It is comments such as these that truly make the blogging experiences like family:>)

  2. Our grandkids and I still make oatmeal cookies from the recipe on the Quaker Oats box–they’re s-o-o-o- good! Thanks, Sharla, for rekindling some great memories!

  3. sandra305 says:

    Left a comment and, if you get a chance, please stop by and leave a comment for my guest interview at #Interview #Read Thanks, Sandy

  4. stutleytales says:

    Can’t beat Melting Moments 🙂

  5. Claire Cappetta says:

    The history made me giggle as when I first came here Vin brought home KFC and handed me a weird ‘scone’ and said “Here have a biscuit!’ I replied that it wasn’t a biscuit it was a weird scone and I would save it for later with some jam! That evening I found out they don’t go too well with strawberry jam! lol
    He was most disappointed to find in England we don’t have ‘biscuits’ at KFC or mashed potatoes… we have chips (french fries)… of course. So separated by the use of the English language! I have however learned that I love Chips Ahoy! 😀

  6. lgyslaine says:

    Personally, I love cookies 🙂

  7. Alastair says:

    I hope the original one isn’t there still. Think it would have gone off a bit 😉

  8. Thank you Sharla for the walk down memory lane with our daughter. Oatmeal/raisin cookies from the Quaker Oatmeal box with a warm gourmet chocolate lke Guittard drizzled across the top-Oh my!

  9. Thanks for the memories! I miss our chats. Hopefully I will catch up and have time again. I have some amazing ideas for our trip with the help of Jon for a couple of days in Scotland too. Hugs, Rosemary

  10. mariadesuede says:

    Ain’t this a word from my mothertongue, Swedish word KAKA, like you, the English speakers, transformed? Because English is a young language, Swedish is older than English…

    • catnipoflife says:

      Did some research on the Swedish word KAKA. Thank you for sharing…that allowed me to learn something new. Via Wikipedia: Ostkaka, “ost” meaning “cheese” and “kaka” meaning “cake” in Swedish (the definition of “kaka” includes “cookie” but is a wider concept), also known as Swedish cheesecake or Swedish curd cake, is a Swedish dessert that has its roots in two different parts of Sweden, Hälsingland and Småland.

      Transformation is an excellent depiction for the term ‘cookie’.

  11. patgarcia says:

    I read the article and enjoyed it tremendously. I left my comments on your awakening website. Hope that was correct.

  12. Cookies, cookies. I love cookies, for years I called myself the cookie monster from the packaged Oreo and Fig Newton to the gourmet oatmeal raisin, macadamian nut, peanut butter, and lemon ginger, let me not forget the chocolate chocolate cookie. Now I should go into the kitchen and make my favorite quick 15 minute cookie; peanut butter and oatmeal. Sharla, thanks for the cookie history.

    • catnipoflife says:

      Ever since I wrote this post I have been craving cookies, cookies, cookies. On vacation now, but upon return home, I have a feeling I will be spending some time in the kitchen:>)

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