It’s impossible to imagine the life without cookies, especially for those who have kids. ⠀
How did the cookie come about?
According to the scientists, the first cookies appeared almost simultaneously with the appearance of the first bread, about 10 thousand years ago. Cookies are the very first ancient confectionery that man could produce.
One old cookbook says that a cookie is a small portion of cooked dough for a variety of baked goods, which has been placed in the oven in small portions to determine how well the oven was preheated.
The history of the modern cookies appearance dates back to the 8th century BC in Iran (in the past, Persia). The first cookies were not sweet at all, because the sugar appeared much later.
Probably that’s why this product didn’t win the deserved attention and recognition at that time. After the sugar appeared and was spread in Persia (and later in the Eastern Mediterranean), the cookies received some completely new taste qualities, gradually conquering the hearts of the consumers.
Persia is a fabulous country, where they were the first to learn how to make sugar cookies. This country has been a homeland for confectionery masters. It has been famous for amazing recipes for making a variety of traditional cookies from rice, corn, wheat and other common types of flour.
Maybe it will be also interesting for you to know, that some extraordinary biscuits are traditionally cooked in Haiti. They contain such important ingredients like dirt, vegetable trimmings and salt. All this amazing delicacy is fried on the rooftops in the sun.
The name itself or the term "cookie" comes from the Dutch word "koekie", which means “a pie” or “small”.
For the corn cookies (gluten free):
- Corn flour – 175 g | 6.15 oz
- Butter – 65 g | 2.30 oz
- Condensed milk – 100 g | 3.55 oz
- Sugar – 1 tbsp | 1.00 tbsp
- Egg yolk – 1 pc | 1.00 item
Grind the room temperatured butter with the yolk and sugar; add the condensed milk.
Sift the flour, and knead the dough. The dough will be soft enough.
Cover the baking sheet with paper, and roll the balls; press them with a fork. Bake the cookies at 180C (356F) for 10 to 12 minutes.
You can also add the black sesame seeds and the dried cranberries (30 g | 1.05 oz).