Have you ever been to England and asked for a biscuit and got a cookie?
Here’s Why: In British English, a biscuit is a hard baked sweet or savoury product like a small, flat cake, which in North America may be called a “cookie” or “cracker”.
The term biscuit also applies to sandwich-type biscuits, where a layer of ‘cream’ or icing is sandwiched between two biscuits. In the UK, “cookie” is usually only used in specific terms such as “chocolate chip cookie” or to refer to larger, softer American style biscuits.
Referring to the Sesame Street character the Cookie Monster, British author Chris Roberts quipped that he prefers the word “cookies” over “biscuits,” “as a character called Biscuit Monster would never have worked.”
Just an interesting fact, for your next trip to England.