Cookies EZ Quiz
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
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
2) Cookies appear to have their origins in 7th
century AD, shortly after the use of sugar became relatively common in
What is the region?
3) By the 14th century, they were common in all
levels of society, throughout Europe, from royal cuisine to street
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?
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.
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
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?
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?
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.
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.