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 There's never been a better time to expand your repertoire and make something Mary Berry would be proud of: a classic lemon drizzle cake, chocolate chip cookies, or even a deliciously decadent cinnamon roll. Habiba Katsha,, "5 Easy Baking Recipes For When You Can’t Make Any More Banana Bread," 27 Apr. 2020 Earlier this month, Disney Parks released its recipe for churros and Pret-A-Manger shared one for chocolate chip cookies. Mallory Hughes, CNN, "How to make Ikea's famous Swedish meatballs at home," 20 Apr. 2020 Come ready to sugar load as Tosi breaks down iconic Milk Bar sweets like her gooey butter cake, brownies, blondies, and chocolate chip cookies, as well as the occasional savory recipe like tortillas. Erica Firpo, Condé Nast Traveler, "These Chefs Are Hosting (Free) Online Cooking Classes Right Now," 8 Apr. 2020 To be kosher for Passover, desserts cannot be made with flour, so Becker found a work-around for the black-and-white cookies by substituting potato starch and matzoh cake meal. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "These Black-and-White Cookies Are What We All Need Right Now," 3 Apr. 2020 The hotel’s staff found the dog and mailed it to its young owner, along with a tin of chocolate chip cookies and several pictures of Ruff Ruff’s adventures during its extended stay at the hotel. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "John Krasinski brings some good news and an ‘Office’ reunion: 5 feel-good stories to make you smile," 31 Mar. 2020 To kick it off, Drake has filmed us making the chocolate chip cookie recipe from the first cookbook. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Joanna Gaines Is Recording Free Mini Cooking Shows and the Meals Are So Simple," 24 Mar. 2020 The truck will offer Chick-fil-A staples such as spicy chicken sandwiches, waffle fries and chocolate chip cookies. Omar Abdel-baqui, Detroit Free Press, "Chick-fil-A bringing its first and only drive-thru truck to metro Detroit," 21 Mar. 2020 Lou Malnati’s Pizza: Dine-in customers can get a deep-dish chocolate chip cookie pizza for $3.14. Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen: Order one Cheddar’s chicken pot pie and get a second pot pie to take and bake at home. Juliana Labianca, Good Housekeeping, "16 Best Pi Day Deals to Take Advantage of on 3/14," 14 Mar. 2020

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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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4 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Cookie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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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)


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

Kids Definition of cookie

: a small sweet cake

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