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]

According to the Howat family legend, the original cookie recipe was given to Nabisco by employee Joe Howat from Pittsburgh, PA. The shortbread recipe was from his mother, Marion Rankin Howat, who was born in Scotland.

The ingredients in the current version of this cookie include enriched flour, soybean and/or palm oil, sugar, partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, corn flour, salt, high fructose corn syrup, baking soda, corn starch, soy lecithin, and artificial flavors.[3]

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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. ^ "Nabisco Lorna Doone Nutritional Information". Snack works.