25 Delicious Tidbits About Cookies That Might Make Your Mouth Water

Who doesn’t like cookies? Even if you say you don’t, we refuse to believe you! And just in case you’re English, yes, we mean biscuits. Sorry guys and gals…we decided to go with the American term on this one. Chocolate chip cookies just has a ring to it that sounds delicious. But where did these incredibly tasty little flat pieces of dough come from? The answer might surprise you. It was Persia. Yup, the Middle East. From there they spread around the world and took it by storm. Today, however, we are here to discuss more than just the history of cookies, we are here to celebrate their deliciousness with a list of crazy and awesome facts that will make your mouth water and wish that it was time for dessert! Although we can’t promise to satisfy your cravings, we do plan to enlighten you with some cool information that you can ponder then next time you indulge yourself on your midnight snack. And if nothing else, you can at least surprise/bore your friends with your random knowledge of how chocolate chips came to be. These are 25 Delicious Tidbits About Cookies That Might Make Your Mouth Water.

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During the filming of Stand By Me, 11 year old Jerry O’Connell accidentally ate some pot cookies from the local fair. He was found several hours after the shoot, crying and high on the cookies in a park nearby.

During the filming of Stand By Me, 11 year old Jerry O’Connell accidentally ate some pot cookies from the local fair. He was found several hours after the shoot, crying and high on the cookies in a park nearbySource: imdb, Image: wikipedia
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In 2002, Bruce Willis bought more than 12,000 girl scout cookies from his daughter and sent them to troops in the Middle East.

In 2002, Bruce Willis bought more than 12,000 girl scout cookies from his daughter and sent them to troops in the Middle EastSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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The first cookies were actually baked in Persia in the 7th century when sugar became popular in the region.

The first cookies were actually baked in Persia in the 7th century when sugar became popular in the regionSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Gingerbread men, however, come from the Court of Elizabeth I of England. She ordered cookies to be baked in the shape of her guests.

Gingerbread men, however, come from the Court of Elizabeth I of England. She ordered cookies to be baked in the shape of her guestsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
21

The saltine cracker challenge is a food challenge in which somebody has 60 seconds to eat 6 saltines without drinking anything (and swallow all the crumbs). While this may seem trivial, the saltines quickly dry up the mouth which makes it hard to swallow.

The saltine cracker challenge is a food challenge in which somebody has 60 seconds to eat 6 saltines without drinking anything (and swallow all the crumbs). While this may seem trivial, the saltines quickly dry up the mouth which makes it hard to swallow.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
20

In Australia and New Zealand, you can only sell Anzac biscuits if they are true to the original recipe.

In Australia and New Zealand, you can only sell Anzac biscuits if they are true to the original recipeSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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In 2005, over a hundred people tied in the Powerball lottery. At first officials suspected foul play but eventually figured out that everyone got their numbers from fortune cookies that were made in the same factory in New York City.

In 2005, over a hundred people tied in the Powerball lottery. At first officials suspected foul play but eventually figured out that everyone got their numbers from fortune cookies that were made in the same factory in New York CitySource: nytimes, Image: pixabay
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People in Haiti eat something called dirt cookies consisting of dirt, salt, and vegetable shortening because there is not even any staple like rice that is readily available.

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In 2006, poisoned cookies were sent to the Chiefs of Staff of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, the Supreme Court, and the director of the FBI.

In 2006, poisoned cookies were sent to the Chiefs of Staff of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, the Supreme Court, and the director of the FBISource: cnn.com, Image: wikipedia
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Matt Cutts, the head of Google's spam team was known as the "porn cookie guy" because he brought his wife's homemade cookies as a reward to any employee who found unwanted porn in the Google search results

Matt Cutts, the head of Google's spam team was known as the "porn cookie guy" because he brought his wife's homemade cookies as a reward to any employee who found unwanted porn in the Google search resultsSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
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China didn't have fortune cookies until 1993. When they were introduced, they were marketed as "Genuine American Fortune Cookies".

China didn't have fortune cookies until 1993. When they were introduced, they were marketed as "Genuine American Fortune Cookies"Source: mentalfloss, Image: wikipedia
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During one of Chinese basketball player Yao Ming's first NBA games, the opposing team (Miami Heat) handed out fortune cookies as a sort of joke. Yao, however, had never seen a fortune cookie before and as you may have guessed...he thought they were American cookies. The joke didn't have the intended effect.

During one of Chinese basketball player Yao Ming's first NBA games, the opposing team (Miami Heat) handed out fortune cookies as a sort of joke. Yao, however, had never seen a fortune cookie before and as you may have guessed...he thought they were American cookies. The joke didn't have the intended effect.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
13

Marlboro Cigarettes, Oreo cookies, and Mac & Cheese were all owned by Philip Morris Companies Inc. until recently

Marlboro Cigarettes, Oreo cookies, and Mac & Cheese were all owned by Philip Morris Companies Inc. until recentlySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Shortbread was classified as a bread by bakers who didn't want to pay the tax on biscuits.

Shortbread was classified as a bread by bakers who didn't want to pay the tax on biscuitsSource: englishteastore.com, Image: wikipedia
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The founder of Famous Amos cookies, Wally Amos, used to be a talent agent who attracted clients by sending them chocolate chip cookies.

The founder of Famous Amos cookies, Wally Amos, used to be a talent agent who attracted clients by sending them chocolate chip cookiesSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Oreo cookies are a knock-off of a previous brand - Hydrox. Unfortunately for Hydrox, because of Oreo's surge to popularity, Hydrox has been accused of being a knock-off instead of vice versa.

Oreo cookies are a knock-off of a previous brand - Hydrox. Unfortunately for Hydrox, because of Oreo's surge to popularity, Hydrox has been accused of being a knock-off instead of vice versaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Because not many Nigerian children are familiar with cookies, Sesame Street's Cookie Monster is called Zobi the Yam Monster in Nigeria (yam is a staple food there).

Because not many Nigerian children are familiar with cookies, Sesame Street's Cookie Monster is called Zobi the Yam Monster in Nigeria (yam is a staple food there)Source: mentalfloss, Image: wikipedia
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In 1987, the US military published a 26 page manual for mass producing oatmeal cookies (MIL-C-44072C).

In 1987, the US military published a 26 page manual for mass producing oatmeal cookies (MIL-C-44072C)Source: scribd.com/doc/31878583/MIL-C-44072C, Image: wikipedia
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An Italian serial killer by the name of Leonarda Cianciulli that was active during the 1940s was known for turning her victims into soap and biscuits.

An Italian serial killer by the name of Leonarda Cianciulli that was active during the 1940s was known for turning her victims into soap and biscuitsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Ruth Graves Wakefield, the inventor of chocolate chip cookies, sold her recipe to Nestle in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate.

Ruth Graves Wakefield, the inventor of chocolate chip cookies, sold her recipe to Nestle in return for a lifetime supply of chocolateSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Girl Scouts originally baked their famous cookies at home. In fact, the recipes are posted on their website.

Girl Scouts originally baked their famous cookies at home. In fact, the recipes are posted on their websiteSource: girlscouts.org, Image: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar via Flickr
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In 2013, thieves stole a giant gold cookie that was hanging in front of Bahlsen Company in Hannover, Germany. They then demanded that the company send 52,000 cookies to 52 different charities which the company complied with. The cookie was then returned.

In 2013, thieves stole a giant gold cookie that was hanging in front of Bahlsen Company in Hannover, Germany. They then demanded that the company send 52,000 cookies to 52 different charities which the company complied with. The cookie was then returned.Source: wsj.com, Image: wikipedia
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So you remember those fortune cookies? Where did they actually come from? While several immigrant groups in California claim to have brought them to the US, the earliest documented similarly appearing cookies were found in Japan in the 1800s.

So you remember those fortune cookies? Where did they actually come from? While several immigrant groups in California claim to have brought them to the US, the earliest documented similarly appearing cookies were found in Japan in the 1800sSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Sesame Street's Cookie Monster never actually touched a cookie. The grease from the cookies was bad for the puppet so he only gobbled rice cakes.

Sesame Street's Cookie Monster never actually touched a cookie. The grease from the cookies was bad for the puppet so he only gobbled rice cakesSource: wikia.com, Image: wikipedia
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In 2004, a woman successfully sued two girl scouts claiming that when they knocked on her door they gave her an anxiety attack.

In 2004, a woman successfully sued two girl scouts claiming that when they knocked on her door they gave her an anxiety attack.Source: abcnews.go.com, Image: wikipedia


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