Lorna Doone (cookie)

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Lorna Doone
Lornadoone brand logo.png
Product typeCookie
OwnerMondelez International
Introduced1912; 109 years ago (1912)
Previous ownersNabisco

Lorna Doone is a brand of golden, square-shaped shortbread cookie produced by Nabisco and owned by Mondelez International. 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 Malloys, Emily and John, who came from County Cork, Ireland and ran a bakery in Chicago. Emily had created the recipe, but when they closed down the bakery, John sold the recipe to F. A. Kennedy Steam Bakery[3] which had also first produced the Fig Newton in 1891.

A box of Lorna Doone can be seen, in cartoon form, in Mickey's Surprise Party (1939) a theatrical advertisement/cartoon short produced by Walt Disney Productions for 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.
  3. ^ "F. A. Kennedy Steam Bakery", Wikipedia, 2017-07-17, retrieved 2019-10-31

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