Cookie Fact #1
It’s believed the first cookies date back to 7th century AD Persia when sugar became commonly available in the region. The cookie craze spread throughout Europe and by the 14th century, they were a commonly enjoyed treat.
Cookie Fact #2
Early on, one of the most popular cookies was called a “jumble.” The word “cookie” comes from the Dutch word koekje, meaning “small cake.” In the 19th century, the British started calling them biscuits.
Cookie Fact #3
It’s commonly believed that the first chocolate chip cookie was created by accident. According to the story, in the 1930s, Ruth Wakefield, inventor of the Toll House Cookie, added pieces of a chocolate bar into her cookie batter, thinking the chocolate would melt. When it didn’t, chocolate chip cookies were born!
Not everyone believes this story, though! Wakefield was an expert baker with a household arts college degree, after all. According to one interview, the chocolate chip cookie was invented after much testing and experimenting during one of Wakefield’s college food-chemistry classes.