In Romanian, the word fursec comes from the French (four-sec) meaning "dry oven".
In order to go back in time and imagine the transformation of these wonderful cakes, from the earliest beginnings until today, we should go through the 14th century.
It is said that their story begins in the seventh century, when sugar had become a common food in Persia. They looked like pancakes made of sugar and nuts.
These primitive beginnings in the culinary art did not give a special value to cookies, but rather, they classified them as an indispensable food for hikers, a useful food, easy to transport with the property of lasting well over time.
That's how they got to Europe with the Muslim migrations. They were received and appreciated by society, even in royal kitchens. Over time, they have diversified, and each region has contributed to improving the original recipe and creating new forms.
The cookies were given new names. Thus, the traditional Dutch specialties "koekje" are called "cookies" once they arrived in eighteenth-century America. Here they were enhanced with pieces of chocolate, becoming very popular.
In principle, delicious cakes have kept the same utility today, being dry products, which is why they last better over time than creamy cakes. They are easy to serve and can be associated with both breakfast and select events.