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A baked flour confectionery dried down to low moisture content. The name is derived from the Latin bis coctus, meaning cooked twice. A 100‐g portion provides 400–500 kcal (1 680–2 100 kJ). Known as cookie in the USA, where ‘biscuit’ means a small cake-like bun.

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.

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