One simply called “Cookies” and the other called “Chriftmas Cookey.” This was the first cookbook authored by an American and published in the United States(NOTE: Actual Quotes).
Cookies – One pound fugar boiled flowly in half pint of water, fcum well and cool, add 1 tea fpoon perlafh, diffolved in milk, then two and a half pounds of four, rub in 4 ounces of butter, and two large fpoons of finely powdered coriander feed, wet with above; make rolls half an inch thick and cut to the fhape of pleafe; bake fifteen or twenty minutes in a flack oven – good three weeks.
The geographic development of the United States was reflected in popular cookie recipes.
The railroad’s expansion in the early 1800s gave cooks access to coconuts from the South.
With the Muslim invasion of Spain, then the Crusades and the developing spice trade, the cooking techniques and ingredients of Arabia spread into Northern Europe.
From the web site, In 510 BC , hungry soldiers of the Emperor Darius were near the river Indus, when they discovered some “reeds which produce honey without bees.” Evidently this early contact with the Asian sources of sugar cane made no great impression, so it was left to be re-discovered in 327 BC by Alexander the Great, who spread it’s culture through Persia and introduced it in the Mediterranean.
Our simple butter cookies strongly resemble the English teacakes and the Scotch shortbread.
Around the turn of the century, the Kellogg brothers in Michigan invented cornflakes and cookies were made with cereal products.Do not burne them if they be three or foure days olde they bee the better.As people started to explore the globe, biscuits (hardtack) became the ideal traveling food, because they stayed fresh for long periods Hardtack proved a portable food that had a long storage life and was perfect for traveling.By definition, a cookie can be any of a variety of hand-held, flour-based sweet cakes, either crisp or soft.Each country has its own word for “cookie.” We know as cookies are called 7th Century A. – The earliest cookie-style cakes are thought to date back to 7th century Persia A. (now Iran), one of the first countries to cultivate sugar (luxurious cakes and pastries in large and small versions were well known in the Persian empire).
This was the beginning of one of the best documented products of the Middle Ages.