Lorna Doone (cookie)

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Lorna Doone is a golden, square-shaped shortbread cookie produced by Nabisco. Introduced in March 1912, it was possibly named after the main character in R. D. Blackmore's 1869 novel, Lorna Doone, however, no record exists as to the exact motivation behind the name.[1] The ingredients in the current version of this cookie include enriched flour, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, sugar, corn flour, salt, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), baking soda, corn starch, soy lecithin and artificial flavors.[2][3]

Lorna Doone cookies are featured in the poem, Lorna Doone Last Cookie Song (I Shared it with Gloria), found in the book Egg Thoughts and Other Frances Songs, by Russell Hoban.


  1. ^ Moravek, Natalie "The history of candy making in Cambridge" cambridgehistory.org Retrieved July 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Lynch, William. "The Calories in Lorna Doone Cookies". livestrong.com. November 30, 2010. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  3. ^ Sax, Richard (1999). Classic Home Desserts. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 283.