Here are 25 Interesting Facts About Cookies.

1-5 Interesting Facts About Cookies

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1. In 2013, unknown perpetrators stole the gilded cookie hanging in front of the Bahlsen Company in Hannover, Germany. The thieves demanded that the company to send 52,000 cookies to 52 charities, but only “the ones with milk chocolate”. Bahlsen agreed to the terms and the cookie was retrieved. – Source

2. Sesame Street in Nigeria has a version of Cookie Monster named Zobi the Yam Monster. Since not many Nigerian children have access to cookies, the producers decided to give Zobi an insatiable craving for one of the country’s staple foods. He often shouts out, “Me eat yam!” – Source

3. When Yao Ming played his first game in Miami, Miami Heat promoted the game by passing out 8,000 fortune cookies. Yao wasn’t offended because he had never seen a fortune cookie, and assumed it was an American invention – Source

4. In 2005, 110 people tied for second prize in the Powerball lottery. Officials suspected cheating but later discovered that all the winners got their “lucky numbers” inside fortune cookies and all the cookies came from the same factory in Long Island City, Queens. – Source

5. In 2002, Bruce Willis bought 12,000 girl scout cookies from his daughter and sent them to troops in the middle east and sailors among the USS John F Kennedy – Source


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6. Girl Scouts originally made the cookies they sold in their own kitchens and the recipe for those cookies is posted on the official Girl Scout website. – Source

7. Oreo cookies are actually the knock-off brand of another company, Hydrox. – Source

8. China didn’t have fortune cookies until they were introduced to China in 1993 and even then they were sold as “genuine American fortune cookies” – Source

9. Anzac biscuits sold in Australia and New Zealand is legally required to be sold only if they are true to their original recipe and are never to be sold as cookies. – Source

10. An 11-year-old Jerry O’Connell accidentally ate pot cookies from a Renaissance Fair while filming for Stand By Me. The crew found him two hours later, high and crying somewhere in the park. – Source

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11. In 2004, two teenage girls were sued for $900 by their neighbor for giving her an anxiety attack after the girl knocked on her door to give her some homemade cookies. The neighbor won the case. – Source

12. The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie sold the idea to Nestle Toll House in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate. – Source

13. Wally Amos, founder of “Famous Amos” cookies, was a talent agent who represented superstars, such as Diana Ross, The Supremes and Simon & Garfunkel. Amos attracted clients by sending them chocolate chip cookies along with an invitation to visit him. – Source

14. The head of Google’s Webspam team was nicknamed “p*rn Cookie Guy” for bringing his wife’s homemade cookies to anyone who found unwanted p*rn in Google search results. – Source

15. There is a competition called the saltine cracker challenge, which is a surprisingly difficult competition in which a person has 60 seconds to eat six saltine crackers – Source


16-20 Interesting Facts About Cookies

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16. The cookie monster never touched a cookie. The grease and chocolate was bad for the puppet and therefore only gobbled on rice crackers instead. – Source

17. There was a serial killer in Italy during the 40s that turned his victims into soap and biscuits – Source

18. Shortbread was classified as a bread by bakers to avoid paying the tax placed on biscuits. – Source

19. In 2006, poisoned cookies were sent to the Supreme Court, the FBI director, the FBI deputy director and the chiefs of staff of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The cookies all had letters with them that said “I am…” or “We are going to kill you. This is poisoned.” – Source

20. Gingerbread men originate from the Court of Elizabeth I of England, who ordered the cookies to be baked in the likeness of important guests to her court. – Source

21-25 Interesting Facts About Cookies

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21. Fortune cookies, despite being associated with Chinese cuisine in the United States, were in fact invented and brought to the U.S. by the Japanese. – Source

22. In 1987, US Military published a 26-page standard, MIL-C-44072C, with ultra-precise and extremely specific directions for mass producing oatmeal cookies and brownies. – Source

23. Oreo Cookies, Mac&Cheese, and Marlboro cigarettes are owned by the same company – Source

24. During the hunger crisis, people on Haiti ate “dirt cookies, ” i.e., cookies made of dried dirt. – Source

25. Cookies were first made in Persia. – Source

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Last Update: October 24, 2022

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