D Digestive biscuit Dog biscuit Domino cookie Dunking biscuit. E Easter biscuit Empire biscuit. F Fat rascal Flapjack oat bar Florentine biscuit Funeral biscuit. G Garibaldi biscuit Ginger snap Gingerbread house Gingerbread man. H Hardtack High energy biscuit Hobnob biscuit. J Jaffa Cakes Jammie Dodgers. L Ladyfinger biscuit Lebkuchen Lincoln biscuit. N Neula Nice biscuit. Oreos are a good example. ALL these are cookies: pepperidgefarm. Context is critical in deciding which term to use.
British biscuit is not a term average Americans would think of, but seeing the picture you provided they would automatically say cookie. Crackers are not cookies they are a completely separate thing. All the answers are good but somewhat complicated. Show 1 more comments. Active Oldest Votes. Improve this answer. Steven Littman Steven Littman 4, 1 1 gold badge 17 17 silver badges 21 21 bronze badges.
Just one nitpick: US biscuits don't involve yeast at all; they certainly don't contain sourdough yeast. They're a quickbread, i. A US "biscuit" would usually be called a "scone" although savoury not sweet in British or Australian English.
Biscuits and gravy is a mostly Southern treat that takes some getting used to indeed. I'm not a baker, but these are the items I'm referring to.
Cargill--I was considering comparing a biscuit to a scone, but I decided not to. The two are similar, but not at all the same.
Refer to the following. There are sweet crackers. Graham crackers are sweet - particularly the cinnamon variety. Probably the most important distinction is that a cookie is usually sweet whereas a cracker is usually savory, as noted in the AHD definitions: cookie - A small, usually flat and crisp cake made from sweetened dough.
Girl Scout cookies , sold as a fundraiser by the GSUSA, are iconic— if the Girl Scouts call it a cookie, no one will say otherwise— and as you can see, they are quite varied: I would probably call the contents of your first picture cookies or more specifically, sandwich cookie s as Steven Littman notes.
Is "chocolaty" the correct spelling, and does it mean the coating isn't real chocolate, but chocolate-flavour? Owain Chocolaty : made of or like chocolate; also, having a rich chocolate flavor Merriam-Webster. Samoas contain cocoa but not chocolate per se; however, the word chocolaty by itself does not necessarily suggest a lack of chocolate, any more than starchy would suggest a lack of starch or oily would suggest a lack of oil.
Then again, consider that what is allowed to be called chocolate varies from country to country. So they may be allowed chocolat e y because of the cocoa, but not chocolate, just as 'buttery' might be allowed for a spread containing milk fat but not actual butter.
As you say, legal product descriptions vary, which is why I was curious. Add a comment. I have seen a lot of questions about whether chocolate biscuits are confections or biscuits.
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