Sweet treats

Th­ese are the cook­ies we love.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Family -

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 star2@thes­tar.com.my. 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

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