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Can someone distinguish for me the difference between the French cookie, petit gâteau, and biscuit.  Does it depend on size or thickness?

Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Fra nk,

The French term 'biscuit' is also known as 'petit gâteau' and 'gâteau sec' for what is known as biscuits (EN) and cookies (US).

Some biscuits will have their own regional names.

The following page will show you examples of such types -

https://www.cuisineaz.com/diaporamas/15-recettes-de-gateaux-secs-economiques-et-pratiques-3048/interne/1.aspx

 

Karl, for me a 'sablé' is more of a shortbread-type biscuit ...

Hope this helps!

KarlB1Kwiziq community member

Adding on to the question: is there a difference between what Frank had asked and "sable" to describe a cookie?

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Can someone distinguish for me the difference between the French cookie, petit gâteau, and biscuit.  Does it depend on size or thickness?

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