Cookie, the guilty pleasure we all love,have existed as long as baking is recorded. The exact origins of cookies can be traced to 7th century AD Persia, soon after the use of sugar became common in the region. Through the Muslim conquest of Spain, cookies spread to Europe.
By the 14th century, Cookies were widespread and shared in all levels society throughout Europe. From royal cuisine to street vendors, everyone was enjoying the sweet flavour of cookies.
At that time, global travel became widespread and cookies made a very good travel companion. They were used as a modern equivalent of the travel cakes. Jumble, was one of the most popular early cookies made from nuts, sweetener, and water. It became known on every continent by the same name Because it was a common cookie for travellers, it became popular in all of the continents and became known by the same name on every continent.
Jumbals were traditionally shaped in intricate ring or knot patterns, usually of rolled out dough.
Around 1620s, the Dutch in New Amsterdam brought the first cookies in America. Koekje was the dutch word for wafer it was later Anglicized to “cookie” or cooky.The earliest evidence to cookies in America is in 1703, when “The Dutch in New York provided…’in 1703…at a funeral, 800 cookies…'”
Given its style by the creaming of sugar and butter, the modern cookie was not common until the 18th century.