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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Dessert Dad Your father, the only person who delighted in your elementary school bake sales, looks for any excuse to whip up a batch of cookies. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "These 6 standout Father’s Day recipes celebrate every type of dad," 13 June 2019 John Youney, a director of the Skowhegan Lions Club, tells the Morning Sentinel that a refrigerator full of cookies was also emptied and that plastic gloves and silverware littered the floor. USA TODAY, "High Line milestones, Iowa’s big stink, Muscle Beach makeover: News from around our 50 states," 11 June 2019 At the original Berkeley storefront, the traditional cream cheese frosting is the top request, and the fresh strawberry and cookie dough toppings are popular. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "Cinnaholic cinnamon rolls coming to Concord," 5 June 2019 After baking a batch of cookies with his three grandchildren, Melvin Albright realized something was amiss. Alina Dizik, WSJ, "The Sum of the Parts of STEM Toys Can Equal a Giant Mess," 13 May 2019 Cut and bake sugar cookie dough to create cute edible puzzles. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Egg Puzzle Cookies," 7 Mar. 2019 Sourced from the nearby Mercado Coyoacan market, juicy guavas, papaya, mamey and guanábana balance the crunchy, crackly sweetness of traditional concha, a cookie-like sweet bread laced with cinnamon, found at most local bakeries, called panaderias. Sara-mae Albert, ELLE Decor, "How to Be the Ultimate Weekend Host for Out-of-Town Guests," 15 May 2019 Make cookies: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Carrot Cookie Cake," 7 Mar. 2019 In any case, Beth lashes out at her daughters after an overwhelming experience trying to sell Girl Scout cookies. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Is Us Episode Recaps," 31 Oct. 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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