Do you call them biscuits or cookies?
I used 'cookie' cutters to create them; but, to me, they are biscuits.
I think of a biscuit as a delicate, sweet baked dough with a particular design. A cookie is more of a free-form dough. But that's inconsistent as well when I think of Anzac biscuits.
In Australia, we grew up with biscuits. I think the term 'cookie' is more of a North American version of the same thing. And a biscuit, in the US, is the equivalent to our scone. Which is funny, because we were both colonised by the British.
My daughter said that they are biscuits, but because they've been decorated as such, they are cookies - which is a great way of putting it.
We recently had this conversation with some very clever friends of mine, and we were discussing how, over the years, we had observed the we are becoming quite 'Americanised'.
No judgement. Just saying.
We certainly are becoming far more global in our customs, concepts and thinking.
Which is a very, VERY good thing, in my humble opinion.
Perhaps, this is how change occurs. Again, for better or worse, I'm not sure.
Personally, I really don't mind if you would like to call them 'biscuits' or 'cookies'.
Either way, one thing I know for sure is that they are most certainly 'yummy!'
Paola in the Pantry: over-analysing the big issues.
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