On the Net: That's the way the cookie downloads
August 18, 1997
Web posted at: 11:45 p.m. EDT
From Correspondent Lori Waffenschmidt
(CNN) -- On the Web, "cookies" often refers to bits of code that help some Web sites recognize repeat users.
But the old-fashioned kind of cookies -- you know, those sugary baked things -- also are finding their way online, and the only controversy may be the long-raging debate between the merits of chocolate chip vs. oatmeal raisin.
If the milk is chilled and you're ready to try something creative in the kitchen, cookierecipe.com is the place to start.
The site is packed with cookie recipes, organized by category or alphabetically. The search engine can retrieve recipes by ingredients or keywords. Recipes can be viewed in U.S. standard or metric units, e-mailed to a friend, and printed on a full page or in a double-sided, 3"x5" index-card format.
Cookierecipes.com has a daily recipe and a weekly top 10, and offers helpful hints like "Preventing the 'flat cookie' Syndrome." If you're feeling adventurous, play "recipe roulette" and retrieve a recipe at random.
In the "Recipe Exchange," you can post a request for a lost childhood favorite, or read other people's requests and help out.
What, me cook?
If you'd rather skip the making stage and get right to eating cookies, visit the Cookie Garden. Here you can order tins of sugar cookies, low-fat chocolate chip or a mixed selection. Pictures of each cookie link to a list of ingredients.
The Cookie Garden also sells gift "bouquets" online, and you can enter a contest to win a 3-pound gourmet sampler every two weeks.
Cookie Bouquet sells cookies in more elaborate arrangements in all shapes and sizes for just about every occasion -- the birth of a child, moving into a new home or, our favorite, "Let's Interface."
A map on the Web page will guide you to the closest store to your cookies' destination, or there's a toll-free number for orders.