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  • By the early 1700s, the word koekje was anglicized into “cookie.”

    The Christmas Cookie Cookbook

  • Wikipedia: A koeksister or koesister comes from the Dutch word koekje, the diminutive of koek meaning “cake”.

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  • (The word "cookie" is derived from the Dutch word koekje, which literally means "little cake.")

    Vue Weekly

  • 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."

    Andrew Beahrs: Birth of an American Cookie

  • 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.

    Dutch Life in Town and Country

  • 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.

    The Guardian World News

  • 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.

    The English Is Coming!

  • 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.

    Andrew Beahrs: Birth of an American Cookie


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