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Gourmet Foods 101
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Gourmet Cookies & Cookie Dough

Enough to Put You in a Cookie Coma

Did you know that cookies were invented by accident? When Dutch bakers wanted to test the oven temperature before baking a cake (the Dutch word is "koeke"), they used small pieces of dough. Today, cookies are enjoyed the world over. In fact, the average American consumes 300 cookies per year.

If you want gourmet cookies, you can bake them fresh using a recipe or you can buy pre-made cookie dough, or cookies can be purchased already made.

Gourmet Cookies

The term "gourmet cookie" is applied liberally today, but some very fine cookie recipes are the Fig Newton, Toll House cookies, Key lime Creams and Macaroons. Gingerbread, oatmeal and shortbread are traditional favourites, too, of course.

Can we suggest some tried and true gourmet favorites?

  • Fig Newtons are ground figs wrapped in cookie dough
  • Macaroons are chocolate and coconut with a hint of vanilla.
  • Gingerbread are made with ginger, nutmeg and cinammon
  • Toll House Cookies are these are also called chocolate chip cookies. Like the Fig Newton, these are an American innovation.

Cookies make a great gift, either separately or as part of gift basket. Just beware that some people have extreme, even fatal allergic reactions to cookies with any trace of nuts, such as oils, etc.

Gourmet Cookie Dough

Gourmet cookie dough is a great way to enjoy fresh home-baked cookies without the hassle of recipes and ingredient purchases.

The most common type is frozen cookie dough. There are also non-frozen cookie doughs. These claim to be all-natural, with a longer shelf life, and require no thawing.

Just about any cookie recipe can be bought as cookie dough, from chocolate chip to any of the other hundreds of varieties of gourmet cookies. Cookie dough is often used as a fundraiser.