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“By the early 1700s, the word koekje was anglicized into “cookie.””
“Wikipedia: A koeksister or koesister comes from the Dutch word koekje, the diminutive of koek meaning “cake”.”
“(The word "cookie" is derived from the Dutch word koekje, which literally means "little cake.")”
“Cookies had been eaten in the colonies from very early on, especially in areas settled by the Dutch; the word is derived from the Dutch koekje, meaning "small cake.”
“Many Dutch families like to take a 'koekje' with their tea, tea-time falling in Holland between 7 and 8 o'clock, half-way between dinner at 5 or 6 p.m. and supper at 10 or 11 p.m.”
“The word "cookie" is a corruption of the Dutch koekje, meaning "little cake.”
“koekje" across to America, but back it came redefined with a generous and indulgent meaning.”
“To the Dutch word for “cake,” koek, the suffix -je had been added to mean that the koekje, pronounced “KOOK-yieh,” was a “little cake,” something that might have been called a cakie or a caken, or even a cakeling or cakelette, had it first been named in English.”
“Trying to reproduce an earlier American koekje is pure guesswork, since we have references but no recipes; Simmons's formula lets us taste an old flavor, one that we know people appreciated and worked to make.”
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