Your Top 10 Favorite Cookies and Readers’ Choice: Pick a Cookie!

Thanks to everyone who took part in my very first giveaway and congratulations to Sherri, the proud new owner of Field Guide to Cookies!

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 headΒ 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.


#5: Snickerdoodles

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!



#9: Macaroons

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.

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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, soΒ  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!


32 Responses to “Your Top 10 Favorite Cookies and Readers’ Choice: Pick a Cookie!”

  1. Avanika(YumsiliciousBakes) on June 11, 2009 at 6:15 am

    I voted for chocolate cookies! And its great that you did a ’round-up’ of our favorite cookies. I can’t imagine how long it must have taken to read through all the comments!


  2. Liz Brooks on June 11, 2009 at 8:19 am

    I would love to see them all! But I voted for chocolate:)


  3. Meghan on June 11, 2009 at 8:32 am

    This is so fun! If macaroons don’t win, you have to get to a bakery and try a macaroon!!! Dipped in chocolate? Even better πŸ™‚


  4. Carrie on June 11, 2009 at 8:38 am

    No bake cookies were the first recipe I ever posted on my blog. πŸ™‚ You should definitely give ’em a shot. They’re super quick and easy, buuut I’d really love to see some macaroons. I’ve never even eaten one either!


  5. VeggieGirl on June 11, 2009 at 9:03 am

    I voted for ginger cookies! πŸ™‚


  6. stephchows on June 11, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Lets face it… can you really say no to any kind of cookie… I can’t πŸ˜€


  7. MrsShoeFanatic on June 11, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I voted for the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookes. They are my husband’s favorite and I’ve never made them for him!


  8. Delezzia on June 11, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I voted for the no bake cookies and I will definately try out your recipe. Has anyone tried making the French macarons? Not to be confused with the American style macaroons – totally different. I have tried making them and they are really a “cookie” of their own. They take time and do not work well in a Houston kitchen – a little too humid. Just wondering as they really look wonderful and delicious.


  9. Michel on June 11, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    I voted for No Bake Cookies. I love the stuff and can eat the whole batter by myself. I’ve tried making it and couldn’t get it to turn out right.


  10. Amy on June 11, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    As an engineer, I’m proud of your need to crunch numbers and play with Excel spreadsheets. I voted for macaroons since I’ve never actually made them. It’ll be interesting to see which wins out.


  11. KudosKookies on June 11, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I vote for the decorated sugar cookies!


  12. kamaile on June 11, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Ginger chewies are my favorite cookie. Homemade ones are the best! πŸ™‚


  13. Risa on June 11, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    I love all cookies. I voted for the White Chocolate Macadamia nut, but any of them sound great.


  14. Kerstin on June 11, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Oh, the vote is close, you’ll just have to do them all πŸ™‚ I voted for Snickerdoodles – yum!


  15. ashley on June 11, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    you should try the snickerdoodle recipe from the sweet melissa baking book! they’re fab!!


  16. Michelle on June 11, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Ashley – Thanks so much for the recommendation! I have had that book for some time now and still haven’t cracked it open… shame on me! I am adding them to the list!


  17. Steph on June 12, 2009 at 6:48 am

    I’ve never eaten a macaroon either, but I voted for ginger. Those oatmeal cookies look really good. I’m bookmarking them for sure!


  18. Pam on June 12, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Just to clarify.. did you mean Macarons or Macaroons?

    My vote goes to the french Macarons!!! I was extremely intimidated by the recipe but so curious about the results. It took a good week of experimenting (which was so much fun in itself) to finally get them right.
    But the effort is well worth it because they are sooooooo good and once you’ve mastered the technique the flavor combos are endless!!


  19. Michelle on June 12, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Hi Pam – Actually, all of the comments were “macaroons”, not “macarons”, but I just may have to make both!!


  20. Dana Fallentine on June 12, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I was all over the Macaroons! They are for sure my favorite!


  21. Liliana on June 12, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    I also voted for macaroons thinking they were macarons!

    I loved your sugar cookies and the Pens winning the Stanley Cup tonight makes them that more delicious!


  22. Jane on June 13, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    This is Jane again, being humble and offering congratulations for the Pens’ win last night. I was very sad. But there’s always next year, and I WILL be making jersey sugar cookies for the playoffs, so be ready!
    Thanks for the great idea-but where did you find a jersey-shaped cookie cutter? I thought I had about every shape they made.


  23. Michelle on June 14, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Liliana – I’m glad you enjoyed the sugar cookies, and yes they were certainly more delicious after winning! I made a new batch for the game on Friday and also hand-cut a Stanley Cup. The rest of the cookies weren’t allowed to touch it, and we ate it after the game ended πŸ™‚


  24. Michelle on June 14, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Jane – Thank you for the congratulations, much appreciated! Certainly an exciting time, as you can imagine. I found the jersey cookie cutter in a Wilton “football theme” cutter set (4 pieces) in Michael’s. Here is the link to the set:


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  26. blizzzzzzz on June 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    My cookies are not good.
    My Cookies SUPER GOOD.


  27. ashton on July 3, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    i LOVE peanut butter blossoms! they always remind me of my younger days. what’s also good, and similar, at christmas is to make a chocolate peppermint blossom. i use chocolate cake mix to make my cookies, and roll the dough in sugar. when they come out of the oven, instead of chocolate kisses, press peppermint kisses (only available at christmas-time πŸ™‚ into the warm cookie. SO GOOD!


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  29. tmi on January 29, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    oh my gosh this wasnt helpful


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  31. Jo on August 17, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I feel like I hit the jackpot with these wonderful vintage cookie recipes, photos, stories, and special directions! They remind me of my mother’s recipes and my childhood. I am starting with the chewy chocolate chippers!
    Thank you!


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