When did cookies begin? Research shows nobody is really sure who created the first cookie. It may have just been a mistake in the baking area. Some cooking experts believe that many, many years ago, cooks wanted to test the temperature of their oven so they would bake a small blob of cake batter to see if the oven was heated well enough to bake an entire cake. The Dutch called these little test cakes a "keokje" which means "little cake". The Dutch brought this recipe or process to America from the Netherlands.
The term cookie likely derived from the Dutch version. England called these popular little cakes biscuits as do Australians. Spain calls them galletas and Italy biscotti. Almost every country has a word for the cookie. At the Kendall County Fair, we are going to go the distance and just call them GREAT!
All great things are worthy of putting our baking hands in the dough and competing for the bragging rights of making the best COOKIE! We are excited to bring you the 1st Cookie Baking Contest in the Exhibit Hall at this year's Kendall County Fair. Get your flour ready and come join the fun!