Definition of cookie
1 : a small flat or slightly raised cake
3cookie : 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)
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.
Recent Examples of cookie from the Web
Here is a representative clip of Eric making Jessie gluten-free chocolate-chip cookies: So soothing.
Another of the students is Bryan Snow, 19, who enjoys making white chocolate chip cookies with macadamia nuts and cherries.
Until the 2000s, these programs tended to be cookie-cutter and rigid, Treffert says.
This cookies and creme milkshake is perfect for chocolate lovers.
The toxic metal was most commonly found in fruit juices such as grape and apple, root vegetables such as sweet potatoes and carrots, and cookies such as teething biscuits.
Our teachers took us to watch the symphony, the ballet, and plays by Phoenix Theatre's Cookie Company, which included cookies and milk after the performance.
Bake on a cookie sheet coated with cooking spray in oven set at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.
Add broken meringue cookies and decorate the plate with confectioners' sugar and cocoa to be oh-so-chef-y.
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Origin and Etymology of cookie
Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek cake
First Known Use: 1703See Words from the same year
COOKIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cookie for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of cookie for Students
: a small sweet cake
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