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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Story of candy cookies

 In most English-speaking countries outside the United States, cookies are a kind of biscuit.

The origin of the word Cookies

The word cookies originates from the Dutch word Koekje, which means a small cake. It reached English through the Netherlands to the United States, and then moved to Britain where the term biscuit is still the most common term of the term " Cookies).

Other countries have their own terms synonymous with the word "cookies". They are in Galletas, Germany (Keks) or Platzchen. In Italy there are several names (amaretti and biscotti).

Cookies and Christmas

Often, each occasion has its own food or dessert that distinguishes it from other occasions, which gives it a special character. For example, Eid al-Fitr is characterized by cakes and biscuits, while Christmas is characterized by candy cookies in different shapes and flavors.

Cookies appeared almost 10,000 years ago when farmers made cookies like cookies. In the seventh century, cookies appeared in Persia (now Iran), one of the first countries to know sugar and used it to make cakes.

In the middle ages of Europe, the Gingerbread cake or cookies, the first Christmas cake, appeared. In 1500, cookies spread throughout Europe, made with ginger or butter, and then spread to the United States and the rest of the world. In Sweden, they prefer cookies with hot ginger and black pepper (Papparkakor), while in Norway they make cookies in the form of wafers with honey and krumkake.

In the Renaissance many books appeared, which included many recipes for the manufacture of cakes and cookies .. Thanks to the industrial revolution, the development of the manufacture of cookies and became a factory of its own after it was manufactured manually in the houses.

Cookies are now available on many children's birthday parties, and are no longer associated with Christmas. However, cookie cookies still hold their place in Christmas celebrations.