Wow, you all were amazing, rattling off your favorite cookies. You made me hungry. I’m still hungry for cookies, so I thought we’d have a fun little poll. (You’ll have to indulge me here since my “real day job” as a marketing analyst is rearing its ugly head with Excel lists and percentages!) Although I got a sense from the comments that chocolate chip cookies are by far the favorite, I thought I would do a little calculating and see what the Top 10 were. Here are YOUR favorite cookies!
#1: Chocolate Chip Cookies.
The classic favorite. Most everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, but in the case that you don’t or if you’re just looking for something new to make, check out the Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re absolutely incredible and my favorite.
Continue reading to see the rest of the Top 10 and vote for what I bake and blog next!
#2: Chocolate Cookies
There was significant chatter about chocolate cookies with all kinds of ingredients – espresso, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, etc. I have made an Imitation Oreo cookie, but never a true chocolate cookie. Hmm…
Since holding this poll, I made Better-than-Brownies Chocolate Cookies. All I can say is, WOW. You’ll have to make these for yourself and tell me if you think they live up to their name!
#3: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
You all like your chocolate, that’s for sure! Thanks to inspiration from a cookie made by my Chief Culinary Consultant’s mom, I developed these Triple Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies a few months ago. They’ve received rave reviews, with more than a couple taste testeres claiming they were better than chocolate chip!
#4: Peanut Butter Cookies
I swear I hadn’t done all of this number crunching before I made Peanut Butter cookies earlier this week! This is my all-time favorite recipe and it comes straight from my mom’s old, beat up recipe book full of handwritten index cards.
I went on a blabbering lovefest about the snickerdoodle cookies at Noodle & Company back in February, but to be honest, the one and only time I’ve tried snickerdoodles they were an abysmal failure. I’ve been meaning to try to replicate that fabulous cookie…
And thanks to this poll, I have finally had success! Check out what are quite possible the best Snickerdoodle cookies ever!
#6: Sugar Cookies
Ahh, the glorious sugar cookie. There’s something so classic and pure about the sugar cookie, isn’t there? I’ve been going crazy with sugar cookies over here as of late, with the Pittsburgh Penguins decorated cookies (which includes Dorie Greenspan’s All-Purpose Sugar Cookie recipe). I even put together a little tutorial on how to decorate sugar cookies with royal icing. I’m having so much fun I’m making another batch for Friday night’s Game 7. GO PENS!
#7: Ginger Cookies
Gingerbread, ultimate ginger, spiced ginger… lots of ginger! Truth be told, I’ve never made a ginger cookie in my life, although Gingerbread Cookies are currently on my Top 100 list of things to make.
#8: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
I was lucky enough to stumble upon a fantastic Oatmeal Raisin cookie recipe a couple of years ago, and I haven’t looked back since!
Can you believe I’ve never even eaten a macaroon? Yeah, I wouldn’t believe it either. What’s wrong with me?!
Macaroons were the winner in the poll below, so true to my word, I made them. Check out the Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons! And since there was some disparity between the American macaroon and its European ancestor the Macaron, I went ahead and made Almond Macarons filled with Nutella.
#10: Three-Way Tie: Peanut Butter Blossoms, No-Bake Cookies, and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut
Alright, it wouldn’t be Christmas without Peanut Butter Blossoms, so you can bet your bottom dollar (hello? Annie?) I have a tried-and-true recipe.
However, I have never made (or eaten) No-Bake Cookies and I have never baked White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies either. Since holding the poll, I made No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal cookies that are absolutely to-die-for and dangerously addictive! I also made the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies that are wonderfully chewy and studded with tons of nuts and white chocolate.
Now for the fun!! YOU get to vote on which of the cookies I bake (and blog) next. The truth is, I’ll probably make them all eventually, but we all need a little nudge every now and again, right? And since you were all so wonderful in sharing with me your favorite cookie, I’d like for you to help me expand my horizons.
I’ll leave this poll up through the weekend and then bake and blog the winner next week. Stay tuned!
UPDATE: As you can see, the poll is now closed. The winner, by the slimmest of margins, was Macaroons. I’ll be making and blogging these during the upcoming week. (I will be making the rest of the cookies on this list as well, probably one a week for the next 5 weeks, so stop back to check them all out!)
My first completion: Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Completion 1A: Almond Macarons filled with Nutella
My second completion: No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookies
My third completion: Snickerdoodles
My fourth completion: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
My fifth completion: Better-than-Brownies Chocolate Cookies
This is the first “round up” style post here at Brown Eyed Baker; I’d love for you to let me know how you like it. Thanks for participating!