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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In March of 2018, Cisneros opened a gorgeous white-walled showroom with his square chocolate bars perched on shelves, great chocolate chip cookies and drinking chocolate and espresso behind the bar. Michael Russell,, "Portland’s best chocolate maker will close its magical cafe," 6 Aug. 2019 Bake, rotating positions of baking sheets halfway through, until cookies are light golden brown around edges, 10 to 12 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Chocolate Skeleton Cookies," 2 Aug. 2019 Gluten-free and vegan-friendly, these cookies are amazing for breakfast, lunch, mid-day snacking and dessert. Robin Miller, azcentral, "Healthy summer dinners you can make without turning on the oven," 31 July 2019 Toll House cookies were a mistake (Ruth Wakefield, eastern Massachusetts, 1930s). Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "How to manage food mishaps in the kitchen," 31 July 2019 On Friday, only topicals were available for purchase on the company’s hemp website, and CBD drops and cookies for pets were still available. Felicia Gans,, "Curaleaf removes medical claims for CBD products, deletes hemp blog after FDA warning," 26 July 2019 In addition to the wedding cake, guests’ sweettooths were satisfied by chocolate chip cookies, mini cannoli and Baklava. Lindsay Kimble,, "Green Bay Packers' Danny Vitale Marries Caley Chelios in 'Magical' Chicago Wedding," 18 July 2019 DoubleTree Hotels became wildly successful by offering warm chocolate chip cookies upon check in. Josh Linkner, Detroit Free Press, "What you do for customer loyalty can make or break your business," 13 July 2019 Following a five-year feud, Katy and Taylor recently made peace over a plate of chocolate chip cookies, a photo of which was posted to IG by Katy. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Taylor Swift Responds to Rumor That She and Katy Perry Will Kiss in "You Need to Calm Down" Music Video," 15 June 2019

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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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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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