The humble cookie has a long and glorious history and has undergone quite an evolution during its existence. The first recorded mention of cookies is in the Roman cookbook Apicius, which features a recipe for a thick paste of fine wheat flour, boiled and spread out on a plate. After drying and hardening, it was cut up and fried until crisp, then served with honey and pepper. It is from this ancient method of cooking twice that we have received the word 'cookie', which derives from the Latin panis biscotus, meaning twice-cooked bread (this is also the origin of the Italian word biscotti).Stay tuned for homemade cookie pictures!
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