Cookies

Cookies

Cookies

Florentines are traditional cookies

Florentines are traditional cookies that are especially popular in Europe, and although not much is known about their origin,
the cookies were most likely invented in France in the late 17th century.
They are made with a combination of nuts (most commonly almonds and hazelnuts), sugar, candied cherries, honey, and butter, while chocolate is often used as a coating on the bottom.
Due to the chocolate coating, florentines are perfect for dunking. The cookies are often prepared during the festive Christmas season.

Meringue cookies

Meringue cookies are made with a thick and stiff mixture of whipped egg whites and sugar.
Small blobs of the meringue batter are typically piped out onto a lined cookie sheet and then baked until puffed up and crispy.
Light and airy, these meringue cookies are often enhanced with various flavor extracts, food colorings, nuts, or fruit.
They are also known as meringue drops or meringue kisses, depending on their shape.
Source: TasteAtlas

Cookies In America

Cookies

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.
Source: Wat’s Cooking America