Lots of confusion... let me (a Dutch person) explain...
First of all: I have no idea what this recipe produces, but the picture looks like "boterkoek".
In The Netherlands, we have both "boterkoek" and "botercake".
Botercake = pound cake. (A dense, rectangular yellow pound cake, made with butter)
Boterkoek = A kind of thick buttery cookie, always round in shape. Very dense. Softer than dutch cookies, little firmer than American cookies usually are.
The word 'koek' can mean 'cake' in Dutch (old fashioned), but nowadays almost always means 'cookie'. The word 'cake' is most commonly used in Dutch for pound cakes (the rectangular kind). Large round, frosted cakes like in America are often called "taart" in Dutch, which means "pie". (So used for both round cakes and pies)
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Jan. 23, 2009