cookie

A cookie is a round, sweet baked good that's often eaten with a glass of milk. You might bake three dozen cookies to sell at your swim team's bake sale.

In Britain, it's a biscuit, and in the US it's a cookie. In both cases, it's a small cake that's baked on a cookie sheet. Your favorite cookies might be chocolate chip — or maybe you're more of an oatmeal raisin cookie type. When you see cookie in the context of computers, it means a bit of data that's sent from a website to your browser. This type of cookie helps your computer remember passwords and web pages it's visited.

Primary Meanings of cookie

1.
n
any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
2.
n
a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site
3.
n
the cook on a ranch or at a camp
Full Definitions of cookie
1

n any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)

Synonyms:
biscuit, cooky
Types:
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tea biscuit, teacake
flat semisweet cookie or biscuit usually served with tea
dog biscuit
a hard biscuit for dogs
butter cookie
cookie containing much butter
spice cookie
cookie flavored with spices
almond cookie, almond crescent
very rich cookie containing ground almonds; usually crescent-shaped
brownie
square or bar of very rich chocolate cake usually with nuts
ginger nut, ginger snap, gingersnap, snap
a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger
macaroon
chewy cookie usually containing almond paste
kiss
a cookie made of egg whites and sugar
ladyfinger
small finger-shaped sponge cake
anise cookie
cookie made without butter and flavored with anise seed
molasses cookie
very spicy cookies sweetened partially with molasses
oreo, oreo cookie
chocolate cookie with white cream filling
raisin-nut cookie
cookie filled with a paste of raisins and nuts
refrigerator cookie
dough formed into a roll and chilled in the refrigerator then sliced and baked
raisin cookie
cookie containing raisins
fruit bar
cookies containing chopped fruits either mixed in the dough or spread between layers of dough then baked and cut in bars
sugar cookie
cookies sprinkled with granulated sugar
oatmeal cookie
cookies containing rolled oats
Toll House cookie, chocolate chip cookie
cookies containing chocolate chips
fortune cookie
thin folded wafer containing a maxim on a slip of paper
gingerbread man
gingerbread cut in the shape of a person
wafer
a small thin crisp cake or cookie
granola bar
cookie bar made of granola
shortbread, shortbread cookie
very rich thick butter cookie
ratafia, ratafia biscuit
macaroon flavored with ratafia liqueur
coconut macaroon
macaroon containing coconut
apricot bar
fruit bar containing apricot jam
date bar
fruit bar containing chopped dates
brandysnap
a gingersnap flavored with brandy
Type of:
cake
baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
2

n a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site

Types:
session cookie
a cookie that is stored temporarily and is destroyed when you close the link
precision cookie
a cookie that is saved permanently on your hard drive
Type of:
text, textual matter
the words of something written
3

n the cook on a ranch or at a camp

Synonyms:
cooky
Type of:
cook
someone who cooks food

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