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.

Definitions of cookie
  1. noun
    any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
    synonyms: biscuit, cooky
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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
    square or bar of very rich chocolate cake usually with nuts
    ginger nut, ginger snap, gingersnap, snap
    a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger
    chewy cookie usually containing almond paste
    a cookie made of egg whites and sugar
    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
    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
    a gingersnap flavored with brandy
    type of:
    baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
  2. noun
    a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site
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    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. noun
    the cook on a ranch or at a camp
    synonyms: cooky
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    type of:
    someone who cooks food
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