The word "cookie" comes from the Dutch word koekje, a diminutive form of the Dutch word for cake koek (Encyclopedia Britannica, "cookie"). Today the U.S. celebrates National Cookie Day in honor of a favorite treat (not to be confused with National Cookie Month, which falls in October). The national cookie of the USA is the chocolate chip cookie, and has become so famous world wide that when the word cookie (or a similar cognate coo-kee) seeps into other languages it only refers to one baked with chocolatey chips (Paquette, "The 'Coo-kee' Is Made With Chocolate Chips"). There is lots more to learn about cookies on our databases. We also have a number of recipe books that can help you make these delectable treats. Look for our cookbooks on our online catalog.
"cookie." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 4 Dec. 2014. <http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/26125>.
PAQUETTE, PAT. "The 'Coo-kee' Is Made With Chocolate Chips." Smithsonian Dec. 1999: 160. General OneFile. Web. 4 Dec. 2014.