The most popular type of home-baked cookie is the Chocolate Chip cookie.
Over-mixing the dough or adding too much flour can result in hard, tough cookies.
The first animal crackers were produced in the United States by Stauffer’s Biscuit Company in 1871. Nabisco’s Barnum’s circus version hit the market in 1902.
The modern version of the Fig Newton was created in 1891 and is named for the city of Newton, Massachusetts.
The Oreo cookie was invented in 1912.
Ladyfingers are used in tiramisu because the cookies so readily absorb the sweet syrup and liqueur used to make the traditional Italian dessert.
While Italians use the word “biscotti” to refer to all types of cookies, Americans think of “biscotti” as the long, dry cookies that are served with hot drinks for dunking. The name is derived from “bis,” meaning twice, and “cotto,” meaning cooked. Baking the cookies twice results in their hard, crumbly texture.