hand-formed cookie [hand fawrmd koo k-ee] noun
A cookie that has been formed by hand as opposed to being formed with a scoop or spoon. Squares, balls, and crescents are some common hand-formed cookie shapes and are typically produced by rolling the cookie dough between the palms and/or fingertips.
No tools are needed, so even very young children can help make hand-formed cookies. Dough can become sticky when it warms up and since hands radiate heat, it is a good idea to chill dough before working with it and to rinse your hands (or the little ones’ hands) in cold water every so often.