Do Americans Know Biscuits?

@donna22 (1120)
March 9, 2010 9:48am CST
In the UK, we have biscuits which are like cookies but harder. We also have American style cookies which are softer. I just wondered if they have "biscuits" in America or are these also referred to as "cookies"
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
10 Mar 10
Definitely Americans know biscuits. Cookies are not so hard or so so soft. It is a common tendency to prefer foreign goods.
• United States
9 Mar 10
In America cookies are cookies and biscuits are not what you are decribing. LOL Now seriously most all of what you have decribed are cookies here. There are just different varieties of cookies. Soft-batch, short bread, etc. Biscuit is a type of breakfast bread. It should be light and fluffy, made in layers. If made correctly they are very tasty. I know when my sister was in high school, she had a chance to visit the UK and she came back telling stories of how she ordered biscuits, thinking she was getting breakfast type food and got cookies.
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@luxlyangels (1286)
14 May 12
They do all over the world friend. Have biscuits I mean, been to lots of places, and I found biscuits everywhere I go. Havnt been to the US but sooner or later I guess I ll be there, mabe next hols.
@Hatley (157679)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Apr 10
hi donna22 nope here in America cookies are all cookies, biscuits are an entirely different thing, they are soft and made with baking powder, and rise and get really fluffy inside. we eat them often with eggs and hash browns at breakfasts or make strawberry shortcakes with split biscuits mashed strawberries and whipped cream or cool whip. either oneis really yummy. we have both hard and soft cookies but they are called cookies here in the U S.So your English biscuits are here called cookies too, sort of hard cookies but cookies.