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What Is Your Favorite Cookie?
April 19, 2008 9:31 AM   Subscribe

The 50 Best Cookie Recipes on the Internet -- for me, the best food on the planet is an oatmeal raisin cookie. My palate just goes ooohhh! Everything else just fills the hole. For many, it's the good ol' chocolate chip. There's bound to be some cookie gourmet's in the MeFi universe. So tell us, what is your favorite cookie?
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posted by o0o0o at 9:59 AM on April 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


What, no Neiman Marcus or Mrs. Fields Cookie Recipes? *
posted by ericb at 10:11 AM on April 19, 2008


I made these Chocolate Oatmeal w/chocolate chip cookie last month and they've been a huge hit in the family, apparently this is Cooks Illustrated's recipe based on the infamous Mrs' Fields/Neiman Marcus urban myth about the $250 cookie recipe (worth reading if you have no idea what I'm talking about).

Anyway, the updated recipe is here, but basically the improvements are to "replace flour with ground oats" and mix melted chocolate into the dough. I doubt they were ever secrets, but the result is pretty damn good.
posted by jeremias at 10:21 AM on April 19, 2008


^^^
whoa, that was weird.
posted by jeremias at 10:22 AM on April 19, 2008


I like to make chocolate-chip cookie dough and then not bake it - just eat the raw dough.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:25 AM on April 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


I can't eat chocolate or raisins and I am desperately looking for a good cookie recipe that isn't some dry, mealy peanut butter concoction.
posted by parmanparman at 10:27 AM on April 19, 2008


mmm... sour cream softies

mmm... joe froggers

mmm... ginger snaps

posted by jammy at 10:29 AM on April 19, 2008


Worm cookies.

Yes, with real earthworms.
posted by loquacious at 10:35 AM on April 19, 2008


Obligatory link to bacon chocolate chip cookies with maple cinnamon glaze.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 10:37 AM on April 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: Everything else just fills the hole.
posted by lumensimus at 10:38 AM on April 19, 2008


Obligatory link to bacon chocolate chip cookies with maple cinnamon glaze.

*heart asplodes*
posted by loquacious at 10:39 AM on April 19, 2008


Also: PUT THE COOKIE INTO YOUR EATING HOLE!
posted by loquacious at 10:40 AM on April 19, 2008


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posted by idiotfactory at 10:41 AM on April 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'm a fan of the Grundle Chip Cookie, myself (just made a batch).
posted by bwilms at 10:41 AM on April 19, 2008


I can't eat chocolate or raisins and I am desperately looking for a good cookie recipe that isn't some dry, mealy peanut butter concoction.

Try some anzac cookies. They're a bit dry but somehow compelling.
posted by srboisvert at 11:05 AM on April 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


parmanparman, you should try these pumpkin cookies, with the icing or without -- not really the season for pumpkin, of course, but canned pumpkin is always hanging around in the baking aisle. I love this recipe; I dial up the clove content a little.
posted by Countess Elena at 11:26 AM on April 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


I like to make chocolate-chip cookie dough and then not bake it - just eat the raw dough.

Totally. I wash mine down with melted ice cream.
posted by Tube at 11:32 AM on April 19, 2008


sour cream softies: yield: 1 servings.

sounds about right.
posted by killy willy at 12:07 PM on April 19, 2008


I just had oatmeal cookies with orange and cranberry in them, bought them at the health food store. That's some goooood stuff.
posted by Malor at 12:10 PM on April 19, 2008


This probably has to be the best Chocolate Chip cookie recipe I've come across: The Chewy.

I'm quite partial to cranberry white chocolate cookies. Mmmmm.
posted by blithely at 12:27 PM on April 19, 2008


ha! i never noticed that, killy willy

let's see, i think the last time i made sour cream softies with that recipe it produced about 3 dozen cookies, give or take - but, yah, since they usually all get eaten in the first day, "1 servings" is pretty accurate

omm nom nom nom!

posted by jammy at 12:30 PM on April 19, 2008


A mean* chocolate chip cookie recipe

*(arithmetic mean)
posted by Jakey at 12:56 PM on April 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


mmmmm, love cookies! One of my current favorites: homemade oreo cookies
posted by bluesky43 at 1:00 PM on April 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Self-link to my favorite cookie recipe. I need to make these more often.
posted by Lucinda at 1:22 PM on April 19, 2008


this might be good for you, parmanparman -

my favorite recipe is nestle toll house. now, i realize those are chocolate chip cookies - but they're just as good (if not better) with no chips added. i usually make the dough with no chips and then separate it into a bunch of different bowls and mix in whatever seems good that day. anything from the different flavored chips (chocolate, reeses, mint...) to nuts to dried fruit.

to improve the recipe add double or triple the vanilla and at the end of mixing, right before you scoop out your cookies, add a splash of milk.

also, to finished cookies, put a slice of white bread in with them. it'll keep things moist.
posted by nadawi at 2:26 PM on April 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hey parmanparman, try these but sub butterscotch or peanut butter chips for the chocolate. They are bar cookies. Also, never use nuts. Gag.
posted by peep at 2:52 PM on April 19, 2008


I made the fake "Needless Markups" recipe in college. Meh...
posted by jeblis at 3:22 PM on April 19, 2008


Whoa, those homemade Oreos look key. Unlike those homemade "Samoas", which look like your grandmother was trying to teach you that Cookies Should Not Look Appealing, Dear.
posted by Greg Nog at 3:57 PM on April 19, 2008


Self link. I do not care for fruitcake but these cookies are very good. Holiday Fruit Drops
posted by bjgeiger at 4:28 PM on April 19, 2008


Seconding Jeremias's substitution of ground oats for (half?) the flour; then I recommend adding capuccino chips alongside the chocolate chips and either marshmallow bits or use the smallest mallows you can find. Their combination with the oaty flavor is heavenly.
posted by skyper at 6:14 PM on April 19, 2008


These are the best cookies I know: Sand Tarts. [self-link] Do not include sand, and are not tart-like. They require some effort, and the use of a pastry cloth and rolling pin cover. But they're worth it.

I have tried many cookie recipes, and discarded most. The ones here are the ones I thought good enough to make again and again.

Oh, yeah, and I'm shocked that the '50 Best' list doesn't include Pecan Tassies.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 6:16 PM on April 19, 2008


For my money, the best are salty oat cookies.
posted by QuestionableSwami at 10:23 PM on April 19, 2008 [3 favorites]


baking degrades perfectly delicious cookie dough
posted by Fupped Duck at 11:11 PM on April 19, 2008


Walnut meringue cookies. Shortbread-like base, layer of currant jelly, and meringue with walnuts folded in on top.
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:49 AM on April 20, 2008


Andes Mint cookies have always been my most popular cookie. This recipe is similar to mine, but not identical.

Seven-Layer Bars and Oatmeal Scotchies are really common recipes, I know, but I still love them.

Silver Palate's Molasses Cookies are also fantastic.
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:51 AM on April 20, 2008


I'm usually a fan of snickerdoodles or chocolate chunk, but I recently made some cookies with dried cranberries and pistachios that flew off the plate so fast I only got 2.
posted by rmless at 8:10 AM on April 20, 2008


I made these as part of my Christmas cookies last year and they were very well received. It's a nice drop cookie base, too -- you can add stuff other than the peppermint bark.
posted by sugarfish at 9:16 AM on April 20, 2008


I'm fond of these printer spice cookies, which a friend baked and brought to a party. The recipe is from 1752! They are easy to make and very popular, so I always have a plate on hand for entertaining....although it is difficult for me to resist devouring them myself.
posted by miss-lapin at 6:09 PM on April 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Already posted the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies ever.
posted by adamwolf at 7:54 AM on April 21, 2008


Try some anzac cookies.

Cookies? COOKIES? They're BISCUITS. ANZAC BISCUITS!

Anyway, my missus made these two recipes from Ultimate Recipe Showdown, and they were fantastic. I mean seriously, seriously good. Just wow.

Exotic Spice Cookies with Ginger, Cardamom and Rose Water

Radical Rob's Chocolate Chip Cookies
posted by obiwanwasabi at 3:25 AM on April 22, 2008


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