In America, a cookie is described as a thin, sweet, usually small cake.By definition, a cookie can be any of a variety of hand-held, flour-based sweet cakes, either crisp or soft.
The geographic development of the United States was reflected in popular cookie recipes.
The English, Scotch, and Dutch immigrants originally brought the first cookies to the United States.
Our simple butter cookies strongly resemble the English teacakes and the Scotch shortbread.
Despite more varieties becoming available, the essential ingredients of biscuits didn’t change.
These ingredients are ‘soft’ wheat flour, which contains less protein than the flour used to bake bread, sugar, and fats, such as butter and oil.
1615 – To make the best jumbles, take the whites of three eggs and beat them well, and take off the veil; then take a little milk and a pound of fine wheat flour and sugar together finely sifted, and a few aniseeds well rubbed and dried; and then work all together as stiff as you can work it, and so make them in what forms you please, and bake them in a soft oven upon white papers.