Thursday, December 22, 2011

It's Christmas Cookie time! ~ "Koekjes!"

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drawing copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong all rights reserved.
"Koekjes! Christmas 2011"  -  4"h x 3.5"w approx.
colored pencil with pen & ink on recycled paper

Did you know that the American word "cookie" is really a Dutch word in origin? It's true!

Brought to America  in the 17th century with the first Dutch settlers of New York, the word "koekje", in dutch, means "little cake". Overtime, with the mis-pronounciation of the word by english speakers in the colonies, "koekje" became "cookie".

I think we should say "Bedankt, Nederland!"
(Thank you, Netherlands !) :o)

photo copyright Auke Nijholt. all rights reserved.
"Judy's Christmas Cookies, 2011"

Obviously, I've been baking this week. This is a box of cookies (or koekjes) that I sent to work with my husband to share with his colleagues (I'm American, it's what we do - at least I do!). By the time he came home from work, not a crumb was left ... lol! 
Looks like the Nederlanders (the Dutch) approved of my "koekjes". ;o)

Back to more baking!
Judy
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1 comment:

Charne aka Meisie said...

Oh yes! They look delicious! It is one of my favourite gifts to give : a plate loaded with a variety of koekies,lekkers(candy)and anything that is crumptious(I add carmel corn to the list!!)all wrapped in plastic wit cascading ribbons!aaahhhhhh ;-)

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