Cookies are undoubtedly one of America’s favorite snacks with an average consumption of 300 cookies per person per year. There’s no one “type” of cookie as cookies can come in many shapes and sizes. Before the 18th century, cookies were typically hard in texture and very dry, making them the perfect food for long journeys due to their long shelf life. Today, we have snickerdoodles, ginger snaps, sugar cookies, whoopie pies, shortbread, and a whole lot more, cookies have textures ranging from crispy to chewy and everything in between.
- Half of all the home-baked cookies in America on an annual basis is the chocolate chip cookie.
- The biggest cookie in the world was made in 2003 with a weight of 40,000 pounds and a diameter of 101 feet. This was in North Carolina and was done by the Immaculate Baking Company.
- Animal Crackers, are a type of cookie and were the first commercial cookies to be mass-produced in the United States.
- Every year the Girl Scouts sell about 200 million boxes of cookies.
- Chocolate chip cookies were invented in Massachusetts in 1930. The state adopted the chocolate chip cookie as its official cookie in 1997.
- The most unusual cookie in the world has to be the Unagi Pie. This is made in Japan using butter, flour made from eel bones, eel extract, and garlic.