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Cookies EZ Quiz

In the United States and Canada, a cookie is a small, flat-baked treat, containing milk, flour, eggs, and sugar, etc. In most English-speaking countries outside North America, the most common word for this is biscuit; in many regions both terms are used, while in others the two words have different meanings - a cookie is a plain bun in Scotland, while in the United States a biscuit is a kind of quick bread similar to a scone.

What do you know about cookies? Dish up this quick quiz.

Take 2 points for each right answer.  Maximum this page: 20 points!

1) Its name derives from the Dutch word koekje or (informal) koekie which means little cake, and arrived in the English language through the Dutch in North America. It spread from American English to British English where biscuit is still the more general term.CookiesFUN Trivia Quizzes powered by Alan the Quiz Guy

  • True or False?

2) Cookies appear to have their origins in 7th century AD, shortly after the use of sugar became relatively common in the region.

What is the region?

  1. Persia

  2. China

  3. South Africa

3) By the 14th century, they were common in all levels of society, throughout Europe, from royal cuisine to street vendors.

  • True or False?

4) Cookies came to America with the first English settlement (the 1600s), although the name "koekje" arrived slightly later, with the Dutch.  What was NOT among the popular early American cookies?

  1. Macaroon cookies

  2. Gingerbread cookies

  3. Oreo cookies

5) What cookies are made from a relatively soft dough that is dropped by spoonfuls onto the baking sheet. During baking, the mounds of dough spread and flatten.

  1. Spoon cookies

  2. Favorite cookies

  3. Drop cookies

6) Refrigerator cookies are made from a stiff dough that is refrigerated to become even stiffer. The dough is typically shaped into cylinders which are sliced into round cookies before baking.

  • True or False?

7) Bar cookies consist of batter or other ingredients that are poured or pressed into a pan (sometimes in multiple layers), and cut into cookie-sized pieces after baking. Brownies are an example of a batter-type bar cookie.  In British English, what are bar cookies are known as?

  1. Tray bakes

  2. Bar bakes

  3. Nigella bakes

8) What are rolled or pressed cookies that are assembled as a sandwich with a sweet filling. Fillings may be with marshmallow, jam, or icing?

  1. Mound cookies

  2. Sandwich cookies

  3. Hard hat cookies

9) Molded cookies are also made from a stiffer dough that is molded into balls or cookie shapes by hand before baking.  Snickerdoodles and peanut butter cookies are examples of molded cookies.

  • True or False?

10) A basic biscuit (cookie) recipe includes flour, shortening (often lard), baking powder or soda, milk (buttermilk or sweet milk) and sugar. Common savory variations involve substituting sugar with an ingredient such as cheese or other dairy products. Shortbread is a popular biscuit in the UK.

  • True or False?


1) True  2) A.  3) True  4) C.  5) C.  6) True  7) A.  8) D.  9) True  10) True

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