Sandwich cookie

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Sandwich cookie is a type of cookie that consists of two cookies with a filling in between. The filling can be of various types, such as cream, jam, or chocolate. The most famous example of a sandwich cookie is the Oreo, which was first produced by the Nabisco company in 1912.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The term "sandwich cookie" is derived from the word "sandwich", which is believed to have been named after John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. The term "cookie" comes from the Dutch word "koekje", which means "little cake".

History[edit | edit source]

The sandwich cookie has a long history, with the first known recipe dating back to the 18th century. The concept of sandwiching a filling between two pieces of bread or pastry was not new, but the idea of using cookies as the outer layers was a novel idea.

The Oreo is the best-known sandwich cookie, first produced by the Nabisco company in 1912. It consists of two chocolate cookies with a sweet cream filling in between. The Oreo has become a cultural icon and is sold in over 100 countries.

Varieties[edit | edit source]

There are many varieties of sandwich cookies, with different types of cookies and fillings. Some popular varieties include:

  • Oreo: Two chocolate cookies with a sweet cream filling.
  • Jammie Dodgers: Two shortbread cookies with a raspberry or strawberry jam filling.
  • Custard Cream: Two biscuit cookies with a custard-flavored filling.
  • Peanut Butter Patties: Two cookies with a peanut butter filling, often coated in chocolate.

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