C is for Cookie.

29 Sep

Ingredients. Some of them anyway.

Cookies happened in my apartment yesterday. I got a bee in my bonnet about baking. So I did. On a really hot day in my no-A/C apartment. {Why wouldn’t I wanna fire up my rarely used oven on a day like that! Sweet, sweaty, domestic bliss!} Maybe it was the heat stroke I was suffering, but suddenly I started wondering why we call cookies “cookies”. But we say we bake them. We bake cookies. We don’t cook cookies. Or bake “bakies”. So what gives, English? Nerd Alert  –> The name derives from the Dutch word koekje or (informal) koekie which means little cake, and arrived in the English language through the Dutch in North America.

Well… Who would care for a chocolate chip koekje? Recipe (From the back of the Ghirardelli bag. I used salted butter because that’s what I had. I also added a bit of instant espresso powder to give the chocolate some kick. And no nuts – ruiners of dessert!)

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One Response to “C is for Cookie.”

  1. graceandivy September 29, 2010 at 12:23 PM #

    I want a bakie. lol. love your nerdy word explanation. xo

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