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Can You Identify These Cookies From an Image and a Hint?
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About This Quiz
One of the best gifts we were given on this earth is food, and there's nothing more decadent or indulgent than dessert. These foods are sweet, rich, melt in your mouth and have the power to make you feel better if you're not in the best of moods. Today, we'd like to zoom in one kind of dessert- the one that is incredibly easy to make, and yet we still go out and buy them, whether it be from the supermarket or the adorable Girl Scouts who knock on our doors -- cookies.
We've gathered a bunch of them for you to identify, using the pictures that we'll show you, along with a hint that we'll give you, instead of our regular questions. That's right! We're going Jeopardy-style with this cookie quiz and we're curious to find out how you'd do. Will you mistake a chocolate chip cookie for a sugar one, or will you think the oatmeal raisin ones are macadamia nut?
It's time to put your cookie skills to the test in this quiz. Will you be the chief cookie connoisseur by the end, or should you just stick to cake? Let's find out!
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Drops of cocoa-based foods are sprinkled in the batter of this cookie.
Chocolate chip cookies are a kind of drop cookie made with semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate morsels. It was invented in the United States around 1938 by American chef Ruth Graves Wakefield.
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The smooth or crunchy version of a popular breakfast spread is the star of this cookie.
A peanut butter cookie is a type of cookie which dates back to the 1910s in the United States. It may be made with smooth or crunchy peanut butter, the latter resulting in a cookie with fragments of peanuts.
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This cookie is said to be milk's favorite.
Oreo, marketed as a "Chocolate Sandwich Cookie" is a brand of cookie made with two chocolate cookies with a sweet creme filling which may be vanilla, chocolate or many other flavors in recent years. It was introduced in 1912 and is currently available in over 101 countries.
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This is one of the simplest cookies one can make and can be sprinkled with a sweet granular substance once baked and cooled.
Sugar cookies are a cookie which consists of sugar, flour, vanilla, butter, eggs and baking soda or baking powder. It may be formed by hand or rolled and cut into shapes and then decorated with icing, sprinkles, sugar orange combination of the three.
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This is a French cookie that require patience, finesse and skill to create.
A macaroon is a small cookie or biscuit which can be traced back to the Italian monastery during the 8th or 9th century. It is usually made with ground almonds, coconut, and/or other nuts, occasionally flavorings, food coloring, jam, glace cherries and/or chocolate coating.
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Dried grapes and a types of breakfast cereal make the name of this cookie.
Oatmeal raisin cookies are a drop cookie which consists of an oatmeal-based dough with raisins mixed in. It is a descendant of the Scottish cookie and is made with flour, eggs, sugar, salt and various spices.
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This is a type of sugar cookie that is rolled in cinnamon once it's done.
Snickerdoodles, often referred to as sugar cookies, are a type of cookie characterized by a soft or crispy, cracked surface. It consists of flour, sugar, butter or oil and finally, rolled in cinnamon. Eggs are occasionally used along with baking soda and cream of tartar.
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Houses and men are often made out of this kind of cookie.
Gingerbread cookies distinguished by their flavors of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and a sweetener such as sugar, honey or molasses. They are generally served at Christmas time and cut in the shape of a gingerbread man decorated with royal icing.
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An ingredient that can be used as a substitute for sugar is the star and the reason for the name of this cookie.
A molasses cookie is drop cookie with a different flavor which resembles that of a gingersnap cookie. It is made with ginger, ground cinnamon, dark molasses with a tender and chewy texture.
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These cookies take the shape of well-known zoo inhabitants.
Animal crackers are a type of small cookie or cracker in the shape of zoo animals such as elephants, lions, tigers, bears, monkeys, hippos or rhinos. They are usually lightly colored with a slightly sweet taste, though there are chocolate flavored and frosted versions.
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This Italian treat is also known as cantucci.
A biscotti, also called cantucci, is an Italian almond biscuit which was invented in the city of Prato. It is characterized by its oblong shape, dry and crunchy texture and may be dipped in a drink, typically Vin Santo.
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This cookie is known for being crispy and flat- some are rectangular in shape.
Wafer cookies are a type of cookie with a flat appearance and a chewy and crispy texture. It may be vanilla- or chocolate-flavored and may be served as a sandwich with a buttercream-flavored filling.
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This is a kind of soft butter cookie that becomes very popular during the holidays.
Shortbread cookies are soft butter cookies typically made during the Christmas season. It is usually made with only three ingredients namely flour, butter and sugar, though vanilla extract may be added for flavoring.
This cookie was not made in China, as many people think it was, but rather a bakery in San Francisco.
Fortune cookies, which dates back to the 19th century, are crispy and sugary cookies that are frequently served at Chinese restaurants in the U.S. Inside the cookies are a piece of paper with a vague prophecy or lucky numbers printed on it.
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The fruit in this cookie can either be sprinkled on the cookie or as a compote, in the center.
Blueberry cookies are distinguished from other cookies due to their blueberry flavor. It has a soft and chewy texture and consists of flour, cornstarch, baking powder, butter, sugar, salt and blueberries.
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This 15th century creation is also known as savoiardi or sponge fingers.
Ladyfingers, also known as savoiardi or sponge fingers, are sweet sponge biscuits with a finger-like shape. They are used in many dessert recipes including truffles, Charlotte and tiramisu.
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This shell-shaped treat has the name of a French woman.
A Madeleine is a small sponge cake which is referred to as a cookie by non-French people. Most Madeleines have a distinct shell shape though others are made with a more textured (ridges) appearance.
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The star of this cookie is a dairy product that is made from churning milk or cream.
Butter cookies, also called butter biscuits, are frequently served during the Christmas holidays. They are unleavened cookies made with butter, sugar, flour and less commonly flavorings such as coconut, vanilla or chocolate.
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The main ingredient in this cookie is a spice that resembles bamboo.
A gingersnap also called a ginger biscuit or ginger nut, is a type of cookie with a tough texture. It is known for its distinct ginger taste and is flavored with other spices including cinnamon, nutmeg and molasses.
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Made from the nut of the hazel tree, this cookie also has unsalted butter and eggs.
Hazelnut cookies are moist and chewy cookies with chunks of hazelnut mixed in. The ingredients consist of unsalted butter, flour, chopped hazelnuts, sugar, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and egg.
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These cookies are made by piping a mixture of whipped egg whites and sugar.
Meringue cookies are cookies with a crispy exterior and a light, airy interior. Made with whipped egg whites and sugar, this thick, glossy batter is piped on a baking tray, then baked for 10 to 20 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
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This citrus-flavored cookie isn't usually the color of the fruit in its name.
Orange cookies are tender, chewy drop cookies topped with orange-flavored icing. Ingredients include orange zest, orange juice, shortening, flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder and salt.
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A spiral design in different colors is what this cookie appears as.
Pinwheel cookies are a type of cookies with a flat, spiral appearance. It is usually made with two different flavors or colors of cookie dough, so as to distinguish between the spiral layers.
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This particular food is usually the base for a cheesecake.
Graham crackers, which originated in the early 1880s, is a type of cracker which may be eaten on its own or with honey. It is also used as an ingredient in other recipes such as s'mores, moon pie or graham cracker crust.
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Sometimes green in color or spattered with specks of green, this cookie is usually made on St. Patrick's Day.
Mint chocolate chip cookies are commonly made on St. Patrick's Day. They are soft, chewy peppermint-flavored cookies made with mint chips, chocolate chips, peppermint extract and sometimes green food coloring.
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The star of this cookie is the most well-known (food) symbol of Halloween.
Pumpkin cookies are known for their moist and fluffy texture and pumpkin flavor. It consists of flour, baking soda, baking powder, butter, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, sugar, salt, vanilla extract and topped with glaze.
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The cookies, created in Italy, contain almonds and can be served hot or cold.
Amaretti are almond up-and-down Italian cookies that are known for their chewy interior and crispy exterior. These cookies have a small and round appearance and are served warm or cold.
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A chocolate hazelnut spread that is most commonly used as a breakfast food is the star of this cookie.
Nutella cookies are cookies that are made with this chocolate hazelnut spread. Some recipes are straightforward, using only Nutella, flour and eggs, while others may include chocolate chips.
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Known for its minty flavor, this cookie is a popular Christmas treat.
Peppermint cookies, as the name suggests, are cookies with a distinct peppermint flavor. The cookies may be plain or chocolate with peppermint extracts, chopped candy canes and, less commonly, buttercream frosting.
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They look nothing like the animal in their name.
Turtle cookies are a type of cookie commonly made during the Christmas season. The cookies are made with flour, cocoa powder, salt, sugar, egg whites, milk, vanilla extract, chopped pecans, melted caramel and melted chocolate (optional).
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Made with the cake mix of the same name, these cookies are just as rich in color as its name says they are.
Red velvet cookies are cookies made with red velvet cake mix, oil, eggs and white chocolate chips. They may be prepared as drop cookies or as two cookies with a cream cheese flavored filling sandwiched between them.
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This can be served completely uncooked or baked to a certain extent.
Raw cookie dough is a type cookie which may be served as small round balls, dipped in chocolate and served as a truffle or slightly baked so that it has a crispy outside and a raw, chewy inside. Use only ingredients certified as safe for raw consumption!
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This cookie also goes by the names black moon, BFO and Bob black-and-white.
Whoopie pies, known as black moon, gob, Bob black-and-white or BFO (Big Fat Oreo) is a cookie of U.S. origin. It is made with two round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake and a sweet, creamy frosting or filling in between.
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The main ingredient and name of this cookie is a dairy product fermented by bacteria.
Yogurt cookies are a type of cookie made with yogurt (flavor depends on the recipe), yogurt extract, flour, butter, baking powder, salt, sugar and eggs. It may be served as is, or with a fruit-flavored glaze.
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This is a cookie-sized treat with a fruit filling in the middle.
Jam tarts are small, cookie-sized tarts made with fruit jam such as strawberry, apricot, blueberry, blackberry or blackcurrant. The tart is sometimes decorated with leftover dough cut into shapes.
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This is an unconventional cookie which contains fermented cream.
Sour cream cookies have a fluffy and delicate texture with a mild, slightly sweet taste and served with colored buttercream frosting. The ingredients include flour, sour cream, butter, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract and sugar.
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Characters Snap, Crackle and Pop are the mascots for the main ingredient of this treat.
Rice Krispies Treats, also known as Rice Krispies squares or marshmallow squares, is a traditionally homemade confection made by binding Kellog's Rice Krispies with butter or margarine and marshmallow creme or melted marshmallows.
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A plant of the amaranth family is the inspiration and main ingredient of this cookie.
Quinoa cookies are made with quinoa as one of the main ingredients. This cookie can be created with water, quinoa, shredded coconut, rolled oats, flour, sugar, mashed bananas, applesauce, peanut butter, chocolate chips, baking soda, vanilla extract and salt.
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This cookie makes use of a popular gelatin and takes the color of the flavor used.
Jell-O cookies are cookies made with any flavor of Jell-O gelatin. A typical recipe for Jell-O cookies includes margarine or butter, sugar, Jell-O gelatin, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder and salt.
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