Cookie Jar is an unreleased song recorded on 12 and worked on again on 13 November 1988, during two days off from the Lovesexy Tour (between shows in Oakland and Seattle), at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California.
This song was long incorrectly attributed to be a straight-forward cover version of the 1976 track Cookie Jar by Fuzzy Haskins (from the 1976 album A Whole Nother Thang), but (like the Parlet cover of the song), it only re-uses the lyrics to the chorus I don't know what He'll do witcha when He getcha, Put you in his cookie jar, save you for a rainy day. Musically the song is different and the verses also seem to be original lyrics by Prince
The first minute of the recording was accidentally erased by an assistant engineer on the morning following the tracking session, when the two inch tape was striped with tones (which were often recorded at the beginning of analog tapes as part of a calibration process for the tape machine).
It is unknown if Prince re-recorded this first portion and if this song was intended for any project.