I’m peeved off, will everybody stop calling biscuits cookies, we do not live in America, in Australia our biscuits are called biscuits not cookies, we should stay Aussie, stop taking on the influence of America.

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  • Overall I agree with you, but it’s so tricky when you watch a lot of US derived TV or read a lot of their books.

  • I completely get what you are saying but I think the difference is actually how they are baked. Cookies are softer than biscuits and usually are more doughy in the middle. But I still say biscuits.

  • Seriously? Who actually cares.

  • I take your point and am a proud Australian. I have travelled the world and love the different cultures, it’s the differences that make it interesting. I’m also aware that culture evolves and with globalisation, we’re bound to see blurring between cultures and that’s OK to. The best of everything… like pizza, dumplings, nachos, etc.!

  • I think there’s room for both, they describe different types of biscuits.

  • It sounds like there is more to your upset than merely the name biscuit/cookie.

  • Qualified baker here….but there is actually a difference between the two in the baking world. Biscuits are more of a crisp bake where cookie is used to describe a more chewy texture.

  • I don’t see a problem here. I’ll eat them either way. lol.

  • My mum gets upset over this too and keeps correcting my young niece. I don’t see why a word over a biscuit/cookie gives such a strong emotional reaction. English has lots of words for the same thing. It’s not worth spending energy getting peeved about it. Both are correct.

  • I enjoy them irrespective of name.

  • ‘we should stay Aussie’ gives me serious ick.

  • The Aussie’s have a lot of influence from Europe / the UK too.
    I’m from the Netherlands. In the Netherlands the word biscuit is typically used only for the plain thinner dryer type of biscuit like rich tea, maria, digestive

  • While the word ‘cookie’ is being used more and more in Australia, there are some exceptions. Iconic recipes like Anzac biscuits, for example, should never be called cookies. The word cookie is usually reserved for describing a biscuit-like snack that is larger and softer than a traditional biscuit

  • I call them buy names: Tim Tams, Monte Carlos, etc.

  • To be honest, it really doesn’t bother me. Cookies, biscuits I don’t care as long as I can have one with my cup of coffee.

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