love their cookies - but they aren't the only ones. The whole world has their own version of these tasty morsels. I once asked some Spanish speaking people how to say "cookie" , while on a lunch break in the company break room, never realizing what an inter-national commotion I would start.
One Puerto Rican young man called his abuela (grandma), while a Venezuelan, a Chilean, and a Mexican were all arguing that their word was the correct one. Sheesh, all I wanted to know was how to say "cookie" in Spanish, which is apparently "galletas" according to Dora The Explorer. Have you ever wondered about the history behind these sweet little nibbles? Well then, I encourage you to do some research of your own while devouring some koekje, platzchen, biscotto, gateau, or what ever you want to call them!