Cookies have changed and evolved quite a bit over the last 100 years, and it’s interesting to have a visual of when our favorite cookies came to be. It’s even better when that visual comes with the maniacal Cookie Monster chowing down on all these cookies.
Bon Appetit teamed up with the Sesame Street legend, as he and a couple of cute kids took a trip down a timeline to see what cookies have looked like as far back as the 1910s.
From the chocolate coated marshmallow Mallomars, which debuted in the 1910s, to the popular cookie cakes which became a staple in the 2010s, the cookie-loving monster gives us a bit of a history lesson that we’re definitely not sleeping on.
I know you’re wondering, so i’ll just lay it out — chocolate chip cookies were invented in the 1930s and the Cookie Monster definitely went crazy on them.
There’s even acknowledgment of the fortune cookie which apparently came to be in the 1970s. Who knew?
Not only do we get to learn a bit about were our favorite treats, but anytime we can get a little childhood nostalgia, we’ll take it.