- Biscuits ( American ) are Scones ( British )
- Biscuits ( British - often crispy and dry ) are ALSO Cookies ( American - and often soft and chewy )
In British English a biscuit is a harder baked product which in North America would be called a "cookie" or "cracker". Both sweet and savoury exist, where sweet biscuits are commonly eaten as a snack and may contain chocolate, fruit, jam or nuts. Savoury biscuits are plainer and commonly eaten with cheese following a meal ( not AS a meal ).
( from watching Sesame Street over the years, I thought that cookies were special biscuits! )
In the States, Biscuits are served with Gravy along with chunks of sausage, and is quite a food of the South. Traditionally, a lot of grease and fat goes into making the gravy and biscuits, but I've omitted all of that ( yuck ) and use NO-FAT gravy and the wholegrain flour mix. They can also be eaten with..
- Jelly ( American ) aka Jam ( British ) or
- Jam ( American ) aka Marmalade ( British )
not to be mistaken with the British Jelly ( American Jell-O )