Who doesn’t like cookies? According to one study, which found that Americans consume 300 cookies per person or two billion cookies collectively each year, not many people can resist these sweet treats. Cookies are consumed in 95.2% of U.S. households. One would be hard-pressed to find another food item that is so widely sought, liked and consumed.
Synonymous with parties and smiling faces, cookies would seem an omnipresent part of most celebrations. Furthermore, recent advancements in communication technologies have helped contribute to an increasing demand for online cookie delivery. Cookie flavors also continue to multiply in variety; custom cookies are popular gift box ideas for consumers looking to send cookies online.
For nearly 90 years in Canada and the United States, it has been customary for children to leave cookies and milk out for Santa on Christmas Eve. Some may find it quite surprising that the Christmas cookie as we know it, actually dates Medieval European recipes.
Cookie flavors and ingredients are certainly dictated by regional traditions and tastes. In England, they are called biscuits, in Spain they’re known as galletas, to Germans they’re keks, and in Italy they’re biscotti. Perhaps unbeknowest to most who crave their favorite cookie flavors, cookies were initially thought of as little cakes.
Cookies more times than not are classified by the particular method of preparation used. Typically either dropped, molded, pressed, refrigerated, barred or rolled, cookie flavors are affected by temperature and use of various cooking times as well.
While the chocolate-chip variety celebrated its 78th birthday in 2016, there are seemingly endless combinations of cookie flavors one can conceive. Various of peanut butter, raisin, oatmeal, macadamia nut and sugar cookies are widely popular in the United States as well.
Recent shifts in consumption health conscious customers has brought about the popularity of gluten free cookies or flour free cookies, for example.
The advent of online shopping has made gourmet cookie delivery a rising trend, and more people are on the lookout for the perfect combination of cookie flavors for a corporate business gift or personalized wedding cookies.
Whether you are in the market for unique corporate gifts, or seeking gourmet cookie subscriptions for a loved one several states away, no delectable treat says “love” and “fun” quite like a cookie.