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.
Oats didn’t really make their way into sweet treats until the 1910s, but thank goodness they finally did! Where would we be without oatmeal cookies—with or without raisins?
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.
If we’re being honest, chocolate chip cookies could fill the slot for favorite cookie of every decade since their creation in 1938. That said, they surely brought a lot of excitement to the ’40s, when the original Toll House recipe was revealed.
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.
The delightful combination of peanut butter cookies and chocolate kisses was on every Christmas cookie platter in America during the ’70s, and for good reason. So good!
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!
The most popular Girl Scout Cookies are Thin Mints, and they were all the rage in the 2000s, even making their way into other treats like Dairy Queen blizzards and Breyer’s ice cream.