A cookie is a sweet baked treat. It is made up with a combination of flour, eggs, sugar, and butter or cooking oil. It is commonly given a small and a flat shape and they are generally added with raisins, oats and chocolate chips to enhance the flavor and taste. The other common word that is used for cookies in various countries is biscuit. Generally, the cookies are the baked and crispy food products that are available in a wide variety of styles and with many different flavors. The origin of the cookies is known back to the 7th century AD in Persia.
Since there are various methods to produce these food products, they have a wide classification such as bar cookies (like browines and fruit squares), drop cookies (like chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies and rock cakes), filled cookies (like Hamantash), molded cookies (like Snickerdoodles and peanut butter cookies), no-bake cookies (like Rum balls and oatmeal clusters), pressed cookies (like Spritzgeback), refrigerator cookies (like Pinwheel cookies), rolled cookies (like Gingerbread men), and sandwich cookies (like Oreo cookies). Moreover, various cookies are also decorated with several different icings like chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.