The Most Popular Cookie from Every Decade
Ever wondered about the most popular cookie recipes through the years? Take a look at how our tastes have changed!
Believe it or not, these cookies have been around in America since the late 19th century. They’re named after the town of Newton, Massachusetts, and were created to fulfill the daily intake of biscuits and fruit recommended by doctors of that time.
Molasses was often used as a sweetener during the Roaring ’20s, and its flavor made for an extra special batch of cookies.
Slice-and-bake cookies became a staple in the ’30s because they could be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. This made them perfect for women who had entered the work force and had far less time for baking.
These cookies, packed with chocolate chips, coconut, pecans and oats, were often made during home economics classes in the ’50s. They had a resurgence in popularity in 2000, thanks to First Lady Laura Bush.
Though they’ve been popular in Scandinavian countries for much longer, spritz cookies took America by storm in the ’60s. Thanks to a recipe in a Betty Crocker cookbook, a kitchen wasn’t complete without a cookie press like this.
Just as Spandex and leg warmers were present in many closets in the ’80s, these cookies were a staple in many kitchens.
Funfetti cake entered the scene in 1989, but it wasn’t until the ’90s that this cake mix was ingeniously used to make cookies. The colorful creation was a hit!