In Europe, the history of cookies as a dessert dates back to ancient times preceding even the written word.

The earliest documentation of cookies goes back to ancient Rome in 170 B.C. At the time, cookies were given as a reward to children, and later also used during religious ceremonies to symbolise advice or counsel. Up until the Renaissance, cookies were sweetened only with honey or fruit. Today, cookies have reached all corners of the globe, and are often enjoyed with coffee or tea, becoming one of the most popular foods in the world. Over the centuries, cookies in Denmark have symbolised health, prosperity, and success.

The story of Kjeldsens began in 1933, in a small Danish village in Jutland, when Marinus Kjeldsen fell in love with Anna, a baker’s daughter who was known for her delicious cookies. Kjeldsen began selling these cookies to neighbouring villages, where the wonderful buttery treats soon caught on and spread throughout the country, leading to the opening of their first commercial bakery. 70 years later, Kjeldsens has developed into one of the world’s largest cookie producers today, while its classic Butter Cookies continues to use fresh butter and other natural ingredients in its production. Each type of cookie has its own unique recipe, and stays true to the traditional baking craftsmanship that ensures its signature shape and flavour.