Lorna Doone (cookie)

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Lorna Doone cookies

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, but no record exists as to the exact motivation behind the name.[1][2]

The original cookie recipe came from the Malloy’s. Emily and John Malloy ran a bakery in Chicago. The couple came from County Cork, Ireland. Emily had created the recipe, but when they closed down the bakery, John sold the recipe to Nabisco.

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  1. ^ "Candy Land: The History of Candy Making in Cambridge, MA - Nabisco". cambridgehistory.org. Archived from the original on 2015-01-11.
  2. ^ Smith, A. (2013). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America. OUP USA. p. 520. ISBN 978-0-19-973496-2. Retrieved January 24, 2017.