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There was no particular time or year, which saw the ‘cookie’ coming into existence.  Around the 7th century AD, this small flat cake was originally used by bakers to test an oven by baking small amounts of batter before they popped in the entire cake, to make sure the temperature was right. It was treated as a measurement tool. Unlike now, this tiny piece of heaven is a part of many holiday traditions, and the traditions are always long awaited.

Not to forget, the tradition of leaving out milk and cookies for Santa on Christmas – do you know about this custom? No, right? Well, here’s the story!

During the time of the Great Depression ( the period from 1929-1939 was a severe worldwide economic depression), parents would ask their kids to leave snacks for the old man who delivers them gifts, as an act of kindness and the joy of giving. Since then, it became a beautiful tradition.

Cookies, in later years became a part of many dishes, infused with ice cream, brownies and a lot more. But the chocolate chip cookie is a classic, and it comes with an interesting story too.  

The invention of this popular cookie was slightly accidental. It originated in the 1930’s by a lady named Ruth Wakefield. She added chunks of chocolate to the batter hoping they would melt while baking, but they didn’t. The chunks only turned a little soft and resulted in chocolate chip cookies. Today, these cookies are the most basic version of cookies and easily available. And we all eat it all the time.

 

But this Cookie day we decided to do something different. We have listed down some exciting, unique cookie recipes that you can try this Christmas and New Year.

 

Cranberry Walnut Cookies

A cookie with food for the brain (walnut) and a berry rich in antioxidants (cranberry). The taste is unusual, but yummy.

 

Chocolate and Bread Cookies

Ever heard of cookies made with bread? Try this unique recipe with rye bread and the most desirable ingredient – chocolate. The perfect ode to cookies!  

 

Snickerdoodles

This cutely named cookie is a German special.  It’s delicious and famous, and no I’m not going to tell you the ingredients. Find them yourself.   Check out the recipe.

 

Pumpkin Seed Cookies

Ever thought you’d be adding pumpkin seeds to cookies? Well, try these cookies with a not so regular ingredient, but, crunchy all the way with all the flavours intact. 

 

Amygdalota

Almonds are found in abundance in Greece. Hence, this nutrition filled nut is found in a lot of Greek desserts, cookies and sweet treats.  The ‘Amygdalota’ is one such cookie. These are light and melt in mouth. Here’s the recipe, give it a try.

 


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.