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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cookie Factoids

OK, we've already discussed the 2012 baking trends, right?

If you recall, Klecko has passed on that the new "cupcake" is going to be the savory cookie.

Now that most of you have just finished up knocking out batches of sugar cookies, or Russian tea cakes during the holidays, let me give you some interesting facts that might get you inspired enough to keep those cookie pans, parchments and scoops in the front of your pantry.

Fact -

When the chocolate chip cookie was invented, it was a mistake, the girlio who was baking them ran out of nuts and simply swapped in chocolate.


Fact -

Laurie Hertzel's favorite cookie is the Lemon Thumbprint


Fact -

In America, of commercial cookie sales......
Oreo is #1 and Chips Ahoy is #2


Fact -

The Cookie Monster (who lives on Sesame Street), his Christian name is Sid


Fact -

At the Twin Cities Farmers Market, the Molasses cookie is the top seller


Fact -

Animal Crackers were the first commercial cookie developed (1902) and were often used as Christmas ornaments on trees


Fact -

1/2 the cookies baked in the USA are chocolate chip


Fact -

Girl Scouts started pimping their cookies in the 1920's, and my favorite...the Thin Mint is their #1 seller.
The Thin Mint is 25% of the gross sales


Fact -

The fortune cookie was developed in America, and did you know it's cutom is more Japanese than Chinese


Fact -

You will eat around 35 000 cookies in your lifetime


Fact -

Cookie jars became relevent during the depression (1930's) because peeps couldn't afford commercial cookies and moms started baking in bulk. Up until this time, there was no need...or a place to store them.


Fact -

Klecko would rather have you bake your own cookies than buy his. There are very few things better than baking cookies with people you love.

5 comments:

  1. I will eat 70,000 cookies in my lifetime.

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  2. She is a cookie monster - and living in an environment that supports one's addiction is really bad....:)

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  3. There's another Cookie Monster Marina!?

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