Being of British extraction, we prefer biscuits.

Michele Debczak explains the term biscuit comes from the terms bis and coquere meaning twice baked; they’re generally from stiff dough, cooked into a plain, crunchy thing perfect for dunking in cups of tea.

Cookies, on the other hand, come from the Dutch koekje for little cake; they’re gerally made with a softer dough and extra flavourings like nuts, chocolate chips, and dried fruits, that produce a chewy treat.

Just to confuse matters further, in the US, “biscuits” are a kind of bread roll, similar to what we would call a scone.

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