New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: What's the story with the cookie jar?

 

July 12, 2021

The American cookie jar began as a glass jar with a metal, screw-on lid­- similar to the glass jar depicted in the trading card print above. Print donated by Elsie Kerr.

For as long as I can remember, I've heard songs and jokes about the cookie jar. Yet somehow, I have never lived in a home that had a cookie jar. I guess my cookies resided in plastic packages (as many do).

Cookies are characterized as sweet, handheld baked goods. They first made their appearance in the Middle East during the seventh century. The concept of the cookie (and the sugar needed) even...



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