These are the cookies we love.
COOKIES must be one of children’s most beloved food. It’s a baked treat, made of flour, sugar and butter or oil. They are usually small and sweet, though there are also savoury ones. They come in different shapes and flavours, and are eaten as snacks.
The British call cookies biscuits, so most countries that use British English also call it biscuits. The Oxford English Dictionary says the word biscuit comes from the Latin word, biscotum (panem), which means bread ‘twice baked’. But cookie, which is what Americans call biscuits, is used just as widely.
Whether you call them biscuits or cookies, You most people enjoy munching on them. can also dunk your cookies in milk, or enjoy cookies sandwiched with jam, peanut butter or cream cheese.
Others like cookies with grains and seeds for they are healthier, and some can’t resist pretty frosting and chocolate chips in their cookies.
Which do you prefer?
Recently, we asked Starchild readers to send in letters on the topic: My Favourite Cookie.
Let’s hear what they have to say.
Olivia Tham Lee Wee, 10, loves Christmas cookies with colourful frosting and sprinkles. “I helped my mother bake the cookies and I enjoyed the bonding time with my mum. After the cookies are done, we put them in a beautiful jar and share it with our relatives and friends.”
“I like rainbow butter cookies because they are colourful and pretty. They also taste yummy!” says Syaza Sunata, 12.
Taneshwari Kovellan, 10, says cookies come in many shapes. “My favourite cookies are chocolate chip cookies. I always eat cookies with my family.”
Tan Iesha, seven, writes: “My favourite chocolate chip cookie is made using my aunt’s secret recipe. Her cookies are chewy with plenty of chocolate chips.”
Seven-year-old Elmeera Hana Irwan says: “I help Mummy bake cookies all the time. The cookies are always sweet with icing and sprinkles on top.”
Ng Shuen Rui, six, eats cookies during snack time. “I like cookies because they are sweet and tasty. My favourite cookie is square-shaped with peanut butter and strawberries which Mummy buys from the supermarket.”
Hiring Kaarine, 11, loves butter cookies, oatmeal chocolate cookies and chocolate cookies. “I love to make sweet, beautiful and cute panda cookies. I put some chocolate rice on the panda’s head, give him a pair of eyes, a nose and a mouth.”
Natalie Ang Xin Yan, five, writes: “I like to make strawberry cookies with my mother.”
ITEM: Every child (and even adults) watches cartoon shows. There are many popular cartoon characters such as Chase from Paw Patrol, Patrick Star from SpongeBob SquarePants, and Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls . Which is your favourite cartoon character and what do you like best about him/her? Don’t forget to send us a drawing too!
All letters must include your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below), gender, e-mail, phone number and address. Please write your name behind the drawing and the topic, My Favourite Cartoon Character, on the envelope. All letters must reach us by August 18. Send your letters to:
Starchild, c/o Star2
Star Media Group Bhd
Menara Star, 15, Jalan 16/11
46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
You can also e-mail your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “STARCHILD” in the subject line of your e-mail. Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200 dpi.
Olivia Tham Lee Wee, 10