These are the American equivalent of British biscuits. They are usually quite large, have a distinctive uneven surface and a soft chewy texture. Cookies are usually flavoured with chunks of various ingredients, for example ginger cookies are made with pieces of stem ginger, chocolate cookies have pieces of chocolate added to the mixture and nut cookies have whole nuts or pieces of nuts to add a delicious crunchy texture.
Uses: Serve cookies with morning coffee or afternoon tea. They can be crumbled to make the base for cheesecakes or sprinkled over the top of creamy desserts to add texture and extra flavour.
To store: Keep in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months unopened. Once opened, keep in an airtight container and use within 2 weeks.