Cookies

Cookies

A cookie is a small sweet baked good, originally made to test the temperature of ovens before the advent of thermostats and thermometers.

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In the United States, Canada and Australia a cookie is a small, flat, baked treat, usually containing fat, flour, eggs and sugar. In Scotland the term cookie is sometimes used to describe a plain bun. In most English-speaking countries outside North America, including the United Kingdom, the most common word for a small, flat, baked treat, usually containing fat, flour, eggs and sugar is biscuit and the term cookie is often used to described drop cookies exclusively, however in many regions both terms are used, such as the American-inspired Maryland Cookies, while in others the two words have different meanings.

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