This is a list of notable cookies (American English), also called biscuits (British English). Cookies are typically made with flour, egg, sugar, and some type of shortening such as butter or cooking oil, and baked into a small, flat shape.


Name Image Origin Description
Aachener Printen
Germany (Aachen) Aachener Printen are a type of Lebkuchen. The term is a protected designation of origin and so all manufacturers can be found in or near Aachen. Printen are made from a variety of ingredients including cinnamon, aniseed, clove, cardamom, coriander, allspice and also ginger.
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United Kingdom (Scotland) Invented by Scottish doctor John Abernethy in the 18th century as a digestive. An adaptation of the plain captain's biscuit or hardtack, with the added ingredients of sugar (for energy), and caraway seeds.
Acıbadem kurabiyesi
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Turkey Traditional Turkish biscuit ("kurabiye") made of almonds, sugar and egg whites.
Afghan biscuits
New Zealand Traditional New Zealand biscuit and is made from cocoa powder, butter, flour and cornflakes. It is then topped with chocolate icing and half a walnut. The origin of the recipe seems to be New Zealand but the name while unknown, is likely derived from a 1920s colour description 'Afghan/Afghanistan Brown. The recipe has appeared in many editions of cookbooks sold in New Zealand.
South America, Philippines Basic form consists of two round sweet biscuits joined with dulce de leche or jam and covered with powdered sugar. In most alfajores there are two layers of cake, and a filling in between.
Almond biscuit
Almond cake, almond cookie
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Macau Small biscuits with no filling by default, with a crunchy texture, but sometimes crumbling on first bite. When they are sold in different countries, they are usually imported from Macau, where it is one of the most popular specialty products.
Amaretti di Saronno
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Italy (Saronno) Italian biscuit similar to macaroons with a bitter ("amaro") aftertaste
Animal cracker
United States (New York City) Small cracker or cookie baked in a shape of an animal, especially a lion, tiger, bear, or elephant.
ANZAC biscuit
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New Zealand
ANZAC Biscuits are a sweet biscuit made using rolled oats, flour, coconut, sugar, butter, golden syrup, bicarbonate of soda and boiling water. Named after the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC)
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Philippines Filipino wafers drizzled with caramelized sugar and optionally, sesame seeds.
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Philippines Apas are oblong-shaped biscuits that are topped with sugar. Apas is a Tagalog term for wafer. They are a popular part of Filipino cuisine.
Apple cider cookie
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A cookie that is prepared and flavored with apple cider.
Baci di dama
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Northern Italy Northern Italian sandwich cookie
Ballokume (from Turkish bal-lokum)
Albania (Elbasan) Traditional Albanian dessert made of cornflour, butter and vanilla. This dessert is eaten on Spring Day (14 March).
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Spain A crispy rolled or folded wafer pastry originating from Spain. It was spread to Spanish colonies in the Americas and the Philippines, from there entering the cuisines of neighboring Asian countries as "biscuit rolls", "egg rolls", or "love letters".
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Philippines Variant of barquillos filled with polvoron from the Philippines.
Basler Läckerli
Leckerli, Läggerli
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Switzerland (Basel) Swiss traditional hard spice biscuit made of honey, almonds, candied peel, and Kirsch. The dough is cut into rectangles while it is still hot and a sugar glaze is then added on top.
Bath Oliver
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United Kingdom (Bath, England) Hard dry biscuit made from flour, butter, yeast and milk and often eaten with cheese. It was invented by Dr William Oliver of Bath, around the year of 1750.
Berger Cookie
Germany Buttery vanilla wafer topped with thick creamy fudge. The recipe is derived from Germany and are an iconic cultural icon of Baltimore. The recipe was first brought to the US from Germany by George and Henry Berger in 1835.
Berner Haselnusslebkuchen
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Switzerland (Bern) Traditional Christmas cake from Berne in Switzerland, made from ground hazelnuts. It is sometimes confused with another Bernese speciality, Berner Honiglebkuchen, due to its similar appearance.
Berner Honiglebkuchen
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Switzerland (Bern) Traditional Christmas cookies made with honey. It is distinguished from Berner Haselnusslebkuchen as it often has more elaborate sugar decorations.
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Philippines Twice-baked bread from the Philippines with numerous variations.
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Italy In North America, the term refers to a specific type of biscuits, derived from Tuscan cantucci, a type of hard almond-flavored biscuits traditionally served with vin santo.
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Unknown In the US: small soft leavened bread (scone)
In the British Commonwealth: a small and hard, often sweet, baked product with different types of decorations, flavors and toppings. (cookie)
Biscuit roll
egg roll (鸡蛋卷), love letters, kueh belandah, crispy biscuit roll, crisp biscuit roll or cookie roll
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Spain Derivative of barquillos. Biscuit snack commonly found in Asia. It is crunchy and can be easily broken into pieces. Made of wheat flour, butter, egg, sugar and vanilla flavor. The traditional Chinese characters (蛋卷) are same for "egg roll".
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United States (New Mexico) Crispy butter cookie flavored with anise and cinnamon. It is served during special celebrations, such as wedding receptions, baptisms, and religious holidays. It is usually eaten with morning coffee or milk.
Black and white cookie
Half-Moon cookie
United States (New York City; Utica, New York) Iced on one half with vanilla and on the other with chocolate as to resemble a half moon.
boorsoq, or bawyrsak
Central Asia Made by deep-frying small pieces of a flattened dough. Often eaten as a dessert, with sugar, butter, or honey. Mongolians sometimes dip boortsog in tea.
Bourbon biscuit
Bourbon cream or Bourbon
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United Kingdom (London, England) Sandwich biscuit consisting of two thin oblong dark chocolate biscuits with a chocolate fondant filling. The biscuit was introduced in 1910, originally under the name "Creola" by the Bermondsey biscuit company in London.
Bredele, Bredle or Winachtsbredele
France (Alsace) Many varieties can include anisbredela (cake with egg white and aniseed) butterbredle, schwowebredle (orange and cinnamon), spritzbredle, small pain d'épices and spice cakes that are made with sugar rather than honey.
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Philippines Filipino ladyfinger biscuits
Butter cookie
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Denmark Danish cookies consisting of butter, flour and sugar. They are often categorized as a "crisp cookie" due to their texture, which is a result of specific quantities of flour and sugar being used. They are often flavored with vanilla, chocolate and coconut.
Butter pecan
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United States Cookie made with roasted pecans, butter, and vanilla flavor
Camachile cookie
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Philippines Filipino ladyfinger cookies that are characteristically shaped like the fruits of the camachile tree (Pithecellobium dulce).
Caramel shortbread
Millionaire's Shortbread
Australia Rectangular shortbread based biscuit that consists of layers of caramel and chocolate. It is commonly known as caramel shortcake, caramel squares, caramel slice, or millionaires' shortbread. The term Millionaire originated in Scotland where it is also popular.[1]
Carrot cake cookie
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Prepared with ingredients that provide a flavor and texture similar to carrot cake.
Cat's tongue cookie
(langues de chat, kue lidah kucing)
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Europe and Indonesia A sweet and crunchy cookie prepared in the shape of a cat's tongue.
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Italy Chewy anise biscuit that contains almonds, candied fruits, coriander, flour and uses Tuscan millefiori honey. The version of these cookies sold today is similar to a pastry which was originally served to servants who worked in the stables of rich Italian aristocrats.
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Philippines A Filipino crunchy layered cookie coated in syrup (latik) or honey and rolled in coarsely ground toasted peanuts.
Charcoal biscuit
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United Kingdom (England) Biscuit based on a powdered willow charcoal or activated carbon mixed with ordinary flour, and made into dough with butter, sugar and eggs. They were originally made to cure stomach trouble and are nowadays enjoyed with cheeses.
Chinese walnut cookie China Traditionally served at Chinese New Year.[2]
Chocolate biscuit
United Kingdom One of several types of biscuit not containing chocolate, such as a Digestive biscuit or Shortbread, coated with chocolate on one side or sometimes entirely encased in chocolate. They can be round, rectangular or finger-shaped. These differ from biscuits such as the Bourbon biscuit and the Chocolate chip cookie which contain chocolate in the biscuit itself.
Chocolate chip cookie
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United States (Whitman, Massachusetts) A drop cookie which features chocolate chips as its distinguishing ingredient, also containing flour, shortening, eggs, and sugar. Variations include recipes with other types of chocolate or additional ingredients, such as nuts or oatmeal.
Chocolate-coated marshmallow treats
Chocolate Teacake
Scotland Tunnock's teacake is made with a shortbread base topped with marshmallow and coated in chocolate. There are regional variations.
Christmas cookies
Europe Sugar biscuits and cookies from various types of doughs. They all have in common that they are shaped and decorated in a way that has something to do with Christmas and its traditions. See also Gingerbread, Pfeffernüsse, Springerle and sugar cookies.
Cuchuflís or Cubanitos
Chile, Peru Variant of barquillos filled with dulce de leche or chocolate from Chile and Peru
Coconut macaroon
Europe Cookies that consist of a paste of egg whites with coconut that is placed on a wafer and then baked. Its main ingredients are egg whites, sugar and shredded dried coconut. It is closer to a soft cookie than its meringue cousin, and is equally as sweet.
Cornish fairings
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United Kingdom (Cornwall) Soft, chewy biscuits flavored with ginger
Mexico Large flat cookies usually made with brown sugar.
Cream cracker
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Ireland a flat, usually square savoury biscuit often eaten with cheese
Italy (Sicily) Fig-stuffed cookie traditionally served around Christmas time
Custard cream
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United Kingdom Vanilla fondant sandwiched between two plain biscuits.
Digestive biscuit
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United Kingdom Semi-sweet biscuit that typically contains coarse brown wheat flour (which gives it its distinctive texture and flavor), sugar, malt extract, vegetable oil, wholemeal, raising agents and salt. Usually consumed for tea. Sometimes sold under the name Hovis biscuit.
Sneek, Netherlands Crispy and airy cookie made out of wheat flour, butter, milk or buttermilk, cinnamon and sugar. Made by slowling dripping liquid dough into hot butter.
Dutch letter
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Netherlands Typically prepared using flour, eggs and butter or puff pastry as its base and filled with almond paste, dusted with sugar and shaped in an "S" or other letter shape. It was introduced into the United States by Dutch immigrants in the mid 19th century.
Empire biscuit
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United Kingdom Typical Empire Biscuit has a layer of jam in between two biscuits. The top is covered with white water icing, usually decorated with a glace cherry in the centre.
Fig bar / Fig roll
Various A biscuit filled with fig paste that dates back to ancient Egypt.[citation needed] Pictured is the modern variation made in the US, the "Fig Newton".
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Norway / Sweden A biscuit characterized by its long shape, almond extract, and slivered almonds or pearled sugar on top.
Florentine Biscuit
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Italy (Florence) Chocolate base topped with candied fruit and nuts.
Flour kurabiye (Un kurabiyesi)
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Turkey Butter and flour base topped with an almond or other nuts.
Fortune cookie
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United States Folded sheet sweet cookie with a "fortune" (an aphorism or a vague prophecy) written on a paper slip inside.
Fudge cookie
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A cookie prepared with fudge or that has the flavor, consistency or texture of fudge.
Galletas de bato (Rosquillos)
Philippines Flat disc-shaped cookies from the Philippines. One of the two notable variants of a Rosquillo.
Galletas de patatas
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Philippines Square shaped biscuits from the Philippines
Galletas del Carmen
Philippines Crenelated disc-shaped cookies from the Philippines. One of the two notable variants of a Rosquillo.
Galletas pesquera Philippines Thin disc-shaped crackers from the Philippines.
Garibaldi biscuit
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United Kingdom Currants sandwiched between two oblong biscuits
Gazelle ankles
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Morocco Crescent shaped cookies made of flour, butter and egg, filled with ground almonds, sugar, cinnamon and orange blossom water. Known as Kaab el Ghazal in Arabic and Cornes de Gazelles in French.
Iran Made of almond flour, sugar, egg white, vanilla, margarine and pistachio.
Maghreb, Middle East Made with flour, sugar, butter, and often almonds
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Europe Commonly a soft dough cookie that is made with potassium carbonate and/or baker's ammonia instead of yeast, flavored with ginger and other ingredients such as nuts and succade.
Gingerbread man
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Europe Made of gingerbread and shaped like flat male figures.
Ginger snaps
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Unknown Hard twice-baked biscuits that are flavored with powdered ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices, but predominantly ginger. They are also known as Ginger biscuits, Ginger thins or "Ginger Nuts" (a term popular for them in the United Kingdom). They are called "brunkage" in Danish (literally meaning "brown biscuits"), pepparkakor in Swedish, piparkakut in Finnish, piparkūkas in Latvian, piparkoogid in Estonian and pepperkaker in Norwegian (literally, pepper cookies). They may be rectangular or disc-shaped in shape (when they are called "ginger nuts", they are normally circular in shape).
Half-moon cookie
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Philippines Filipino semicircle or crescent-shaped butter cookies. Not to be confused with the black and white cookie.
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Jewish (Ashkenazi) Triangular cookie featured in holiday of Purim. Shape is associated with Haman, a biblical villain, and his ears or hat. Fruit, cheese, poppyseed or other sweets are used as a filling.
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Philippines Thick square biscuits from the Philippines
Jammie Dodgers
United Kingdom Jam sandwiched between two biscuits, with a heart in the middle.
Joe Frogger
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Massachusetts, United States Invented by a former black slave sometime in the late 1700s, but still a popular recipe today. Recipe is a rolled cookie containing molasses, rum, crushed cloves, allspice, and cinnamon.
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Netherlands Large, flat, round shortbread cookies.
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England, possible roots in Italy Cookie-like pastries whose simple recipe comprises nuts, flour, eggs, and sugar, with vanilla, anise, or caraway seed used for flavoring.
Netherlands and Indonesia In Indonesia, Kaasstengels usually eaten on Christmas and Lebaran celebrations.


Egypt Small round cookies filled with ‘agameya (عجمية, a mixture of honey, nuts, and ghee), lokum, nuts, or dates and dusted with powdered sugar. Traditionally eaten on Eid al-Fitr and Easter.
Tibet Simple cookies made of flour, butter, eggs and sugar that come in various shapes with various decorations.
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Eastern Europe Jewish sweet cracker or cookie commonly made with egg and sugar rolled out flat and cut into large diamond shapes. They are typically eaten with a savory dip or topping.
Iraq, Saudi Arabia National cookie of Iraq that contains a filling of dried fruit (usually dates) and is flavored with cardamom and sometimes rose water.
Greece Butter-based pastry that is traditionally hand-shaped in a ring form, glazed with egg and sprinkled with sesame. It is usually made at Easter to be eaten after Holy Saturday.
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Greece Butter cookies (biscuits) that resemble light and airy shortbread, but are typically made with the addition of almonds. They may be flavored with vanilla, rose water, or liquors such as metaxa.
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Italy Made without water from wheat flour, sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla, in the form of a slightly bent, rough-surfaced cylinder.
Norway Cookie batter is cooked on a special iron.
Kue gapit
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Indonesia (Cirebon) An Indonesian cookie made from Rice flour, Wheat flour, Chicken egg, Coconut water, salt, sugar, and cinnamon.
Kue satu
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Indonesia Kue satu or Kue koya is a popular traditional cookie of white-colored sweet mung beans that is crumbled when being bitten.
Lady Finger (cookie)
Europe Light, sweet sponge cakes that are shaped like fingers and are commonly used to prepare desserts such as tiramisu, trifle and charlotte.
Germany Gingerbread with many regional varieties and specialities.
Lengua de gato
Philippines Very thin oval-shaped butter cookies from the Philippines
Lincoln biscuit
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United Kingdom Short dough biscuit and a kind of shortcake biscuits. It has a pattern of dots on the top in concentric circles and was brought to America by British expats.
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Philippines Flat cookies with sesame seeds from the Davao del Sur in the Philippines.
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Arab world Ma'amoul is an ancient Arab filled pastry or cookie made with dates, nuts such as pistachios or walnuts and occasionally almonds, or figs.
Europe Consists of a paste of egg whites with other ingredients such as almond, hazelnut and/or coconut that is placed on a wafer and then baked.
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Either Italy or France A macaron (/ˌmækəˈrɒn/ mak-ə-RON; French: [ma.ka.ʁɔ̃])is a sweet meringue-based confection made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond meal, and food colouring.

The macaron is traditionally held to have been introduced in France by the Italian chef of queen Catherine de Medici during the Renaissance. Since the 19th century, a typical Parisian-style macaron is presented with a ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two such cookies, akin to a sandwich cookie. The confection is characterized by a smooth squared top, a ruffled circumference—referred to as the "crown" or "foot" (or "pied")—and a flat base. It is mildly moist and easily melts in the mouth. Macarons can be found in a wide variety of flavours that range from traditional (raspberry, chocolate) to unusual (foie gras, matcha).

Malted milk (biscuit)
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Uttoxeter, England First produced by Elkes Biscuits of Uttoxeter (now owned by Fox's Biscuits) in 1924. They are named after their malt flavouring and milk content.
Mamón tostado
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Philippines Twice-baked crunchy sponge cupcakes from the Philippines
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Eastern Europe A type of cookie found in Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine.
Maple leaf cream cookies
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Canada Sandwich cookie with a maple-flavored cream filling.
Marie biscuit
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United Kingdom Rich cookie made with wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil and vanilla flavoring. It is usually eaten for tea and dunked in tea or coffee.
Masa podrida
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Philippines Dry crumbly shortbread cookie from the Philippines made from flour, salt, sugar, shortening and eggs
Moravian spice cookies United States Very thin cookie that contains various spices and molasses.
Nice biscuit
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United Kingdom Coconut flavored, this is otherwise a plain biscuit which does not contain cream or jam.
Nocciolini di Canzo
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Italy (Canzo, Lombardy) Small biscuits similar to dry Amaretto, with hazelnut flour. Typical of the town of Canzo.
Oat crisps
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Unknown Small, round and flat baked biscuits made from oat, sugar and butter and sometimes flour with additional flavoring such as ginger and syrup.
Oatmeal raisin
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United Kingdom (Scotland) Oatmeal cookies are the descendants of oat cakes made by the Scots, going back to the time when the Romans attempted to conquer Scotland. Oat cakes first appeared when they began harvesting oats as far back as 1,000 B.C. It isn't known how or when raisins were added to the mix, but raisins and nuts have been used since the Middle Ages. The first recorded oatmeal raisin cookie recipe was written by Fannie Merritt Farmer in 1896, and billed as a “health food”.[3][4]
Philippines Oval-shaped puff pastry cookie from the Philippines
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Philippines Filipino meringue eggdrop cookies
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Philippines Filipino disc-shaped biscuits with a flaky texture.
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Spain Small cakes or cookies in different shapes, mostly round, made mainly of marzipan (almond paste). They are often decorated with pine nuts and varnished in egg white.
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Croatia Typical Croatian cookie that is known for containing pepper beside sugar syrup or honey, butter, various nuts and other spices.
Party ring
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United Kingdom Commercial circular cookie with a central hole that comes in various colour combinations. Each biscuit is topped with a layer of hard icing with "wiggly" lines in a different colour.
Peanut butter cookie
United States Features peanut butter as a main ingredient.
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Nantes, France A type of butter cookie
Netherlands Baked traditionally during Sinterklaas, a feast on December 5
Pignolo (macaroon)
Italy (Sicily) Moist, soft and chewy cookie that is of a light golden color, made from almond paste and studded with golden pine nuts (also called pignoli). (At the left in the picture.)
Picnic biscuit Turkey and Romania A type of biscuit that is small and rectangular.
Piñata cookie
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Multicolored hollow cookies that are filled with various candies.
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Spain Very soft shortbread. Crumbles at the first bite
Italy Waffle or wafer cookies made from flour, eggs, sugar, butter or vegetable oil, and flavoring (often vanilla, anise, or lemon zest) that can be hard and crisp or soft and chewy depending on the ingredients and method of preparation.
Puto seco
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Philippines A dry powdery cookie made from cornstarch and flour
Putri salju
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Indonesia A kind of Indonesian cookie which is crescent-shaped and coated with powdered sugar covered like snow. In Indonesian language, Putri salju means "snow princess"
Rainbow cookie
United States Small cake with layers of almond-based sponge cake in different colours, apricot and/or raspberry jam, and a chocolate coating. A variation resembles the Italian flag and is called Italian Flag Cookie.
Reshteh Khoshkar
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Iran Made of rice, flour, sugar, walnut, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and spice that is slowly fried in hot oil or fat.
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Italy (Siena) Flavored with ground almonds and topped with icing sugar.
Rich tea
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United Kingdom Sweet biscuit whose ingredients generally include wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil, and malt extract. Due to its consistency it is ideal for being dunked into coffee or tea and is therefore usually consumed with tea (see Dunking (biscuit)).
Rosca or biscocho de rosca
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Philippines Philippine cookies shaped like an elbow
Scandinavia Thin, deep-fried wafers
Philippines Philippine cookies made from flour, eggs, shortening, sugar, and baking powder.
Rum ball
Unknown Ground biscuits with rum and binders like chocolate
Russian tea cake
Russia[citation needed] Jumble-like pastry that generally consists entirely of ground nuts, flour and water or, more commonly, butter. After baking, it is coated in powdered sugar while still hot, then again once the cookie has cooled.
Sandwich cookie
Two hard cookies held together by a soft filling
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Indonesia Semprong, kue semprong, Sapit, Sepit, Kue belanda or Kapit is a traditional wafer snack (Kue or kuih) made by clasping egg batter using an iron mold.
United Kingdom (Scotland) Very rich unleavened biscuit that is made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour. It is available in different shapes and flavors (e.g. lemon flavor). See List of shortbread biscuits and cookies for a list of varieties.
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Philippines A frozen cookie made from a layer of buttercream sandwiched between two cashew-meringue wafers coated with cookie crumbs
United States (New England) Sugar cookie made with butter or oil, sugar, and flour rolled in cinnamon sugar. Most distinctive feature is the cracked surface that can be crisp or soft depending on preparation.
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Very flat Christmas shortcrust biscuit that contains typical Christmas spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, white pepper, cardamom, ginger and cloves.
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Germany Very hard anise cookie made from eggs, flour and sugar with an embossed design that is impressed before baking. It is a typical treat for Christmas.
Germany Christmas cookies that consist of a shortcrust pastry that is squirted onto the baking sheet in various shapes and then baked. The finished product is very fragile, crisp, dry and buttery and is sometimes partly coated with chocolate.
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Netherlands Waffle cookie made from two thin layers of baked batter with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle.
Sugar cookie
Europe Very simple cookie made from sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and either baking powder or baking soda. They are often glazed with icing and decorated with chocolate or sprinkles and may be themed according to season (e.g. Halloween cookies or Christmas cookies).
Tahini cookie
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Israel The traditional way to cook tahini cookies is to mix the flour, sugar and butter until there is crumbly mixture and then add the raw tahini and continuing to mix and put the mixture in a round position and add on the cookie almonds or pine nuts, and then it is cooked until it's finished.
Brazil Little tough disk-shaped biscuit that is made of wheat flour, eggs, and sugar.
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Lithuania Small, knotted Jewish pastries boiled in a honeyed syrup and often filled with nuts or raisins and topped with shredded coconut.
Switzerland Very thin, hard and sweet Christmas biscuits that are made from flour and honey
Toruń gingerbread
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Poland Polish gingerbread that can be filled and is often glazed with chocolate or icing depending on variety
Ube crinkles
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Philippines Filipino cookies made from purple yam, flour, eggs, baking powder, butter, and sugar.
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Philippines Filipino rectangular layered biscuits coated in granulated sugar
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Philippines Filipino cookies made from arrowroot flour.
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Austria Small, crescent shaped biscuits that are made from a pastry that contains hazelnut and/or almonds and vanilla sugar and are rolled in vanilla sugar after baking
Unknown Crisp, often sweet, very thin, flat, and dry biscuit, often used to decorate ice cream. Wafers can be made into cookies with cream flavoring sandwiched between them. Also used in religious celebrations, such as Western Rite celebrations of the Eucharist.
Sindhi mithi mani Sindh Famous sindhi cookies mostly cooked on festivals, made from wholewheat flour, butter, sugar and dried fruits


See also


  1. ^ Cloake, Felicity (July 28, 2016). "How to make the perfect millionaire's shortbread". The Guardian – via
  2. ^ McKinnon, Hetty (2 December 2020). "These Chinese walnut cookies are buttery and crumbly, with a five-spice streusel filling". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2022-05-19.
  3. ^ "Oatmeal Cookies History, Facts and Recipes". Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 3 April 2018.