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Cookie Facts – 10 Fun and Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Cookies

“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things”.

Dear readers, we hope you celebrated well with your loving ones. May the positive vibes surround you throughout the whole year. As the celebration mood of Christmas and New Year is still very much in the air, we’d like to entertain you with 10 awesome facts about cookies: 


1.Cookies were first made in 7th century in Persia (modern-day Iran), one of the first countries to cultivate sugar.

2.In the late 1970s, John Kerry, current United States Secretary of State, was bored of being a just a lawyer so he opened a Boston cookie store – Kilvert & Forbes Bakeshop – that remains in business today.


The Japanese never fail to shock Western sweets lovers. Beside the soy sauce Kit Kat bars and horse flavoured ice cream, they are proud to introduce to you the so called “Unagi Pie” (a specialty of Hamamatsu, Japan) – a cookie made with fresh butter, garlic, crushed eel bones and eel extract.

4.The United States is a leader in many fields including the cookie bakers and eaters. It’s spending more than $550 million annually on Oreos alone.

5.In the Middle East, chocolate chip cookies are topped with chocolate sauce and eaten with knife and fork.

6.The world’s largest chocolate chip cookie weighed about 18 tones, was 30.7 meters in diameter and contained 30000 eggs. Now, that’s a big cookie.


Gingerbread dates from the 15th century and one century later the figural biscuit-making was practiced. Queen Elizabeth I is credited with the idea of making and presenting gingerbread figures in the likeness of some of her important guests.

8.The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie sold the idea to Nestle Toll House in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate.

9.Cookies as we know them today originally were made not to eat but to test oven temperature. Cooks would take a small dollop of cake batter and bake it as a means of gauging whether the oven was ready or not.

10.Letting the prepared dough sit in the refrigerator for 24-36 hours will flavour up your chocolate chip cookies.

Hope you liked our selection. Do you know any other fun thing about cookies we didn’t mention in this post? If yes, then please share it in the comments section. We’d love to hear it.

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