cookie

noun
cook·​ie | \ ˈku̇-kē How to pronounce cookie (audio) \
variants: or cooky
plural cookies

Definition of cookie

1 : a small flat or slightly raised cake
2a : an attractive woman a buxom French cookie who haunts the … colony's one night spotNewsweek
b : person, guy a tough cookie
3 cookie : a small file or part of a file stored on a World Wide Web user's computer, created and subsequently read by a website server, and containing personal information (such as a user identification code, customized preferences, or a record of pages visited)

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Examples of cookie in a Sentence

This recipe makes about two dozen cookies. She put a batch of cookies into the oven. Don't worry about her—she's a tough cookie. You are one smart cookie.
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Recent Examples on the Web

Bake until dough no longer looks raw and cookies are just barely set at edges, 8 to 9 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Green Tea Cookies," 15 Feb. 2019 Most parents: Don't forget to leave out milk and cookies! Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "70+ Christmas Captions for Every Holiday Picture You Post on Instagram," 7 Dec. 2018 Breakfast, lunch, dinner and sweets such as brownies, layer cake and giant chocolate chip cookies are served. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "18 new restaurants in Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield and Indianapolis' north side," 27 June 2018 Beauty and the Beast, Sunday, 11 a.m. Bright Star Theatre performance includes a carousel token, juice and cookies for the kids after the show. Jennifer Jhon, South Florida Parenting, "Family fun: Free art workshops, Caribbean fests, Lychee celebration," 26 June 2018 America during the holidays is an embarrassment of riches, from sugar cookies to gingerbread to candy canes and every delicious morsel in between. Jenny Hollander, Marie Claire, "I Started Snacking Differently at Work and Got WAY More Productive," 20 Mar. 2019 Photos of her personal viewing party included a plate of sugar cookies shaped like black turtlenecks, an ode to Holmes's (and Steve Jobs's) signature look. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Why Are We All So Bloody Obsessed with Elizabeth Holmes and the Theranos Scandal?," 19 Mar. 2019 Baking soda is one of those things that most people have in their pantries but only reach for on certain occasions, like when a cookie recipe calls for it. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "11 Surprising Ways to Use Your Baking Soda," 6 Mar. 2019 For a fun group activity, bring everyone together to whip up delicious homemade cookies. ELLE Decor, "This Holiday Party Is Anything But Traditional—And We're Obsessed," 30 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of cookie

1703, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cookie

Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek cake

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The first known use of cookie was in 1703

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cookie

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cookie

chiefly US : a sweet baked food that is usually small, flat, and round and is made from flour and sugar
computers : a file that may be added to your computer when you visit a Web site and that contains information about you (such as an identification code or a record of the Web pages you have visited)

cookie

noun
cook·​ie | \ ˈku̇-kē How to pronounce cookie (audio) \
plural cookies

Kids Definition of cookie

: a small sweet cake

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