King of the cookies

What cookies are the best and which cookies will crumble?

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Mrs. Barbieri

This picture has blessed your eyes as s’mores cookies are some of the most delectable cookies to ever exist.

Mya Mooney, Staff Writer

Cookies, a timeless dessert, a delectable treat that everyone loves. From snickerdoodles to the classic chocolate chip cookie, there is an array of different kinds for all. Now, what the best cookie is, is up for debate.  Some enjoy the sweet savory flavored cookies; others love the saltier flavors like salted caramel cookies. Some love soft cookies that melt in your mouth or the perfectly browned cookies that have a nice crunch to them. Although I already have a personal opinion formed around the best type of cookie, I want to see what the general consensus is; my assumption is that the chocolate chip cookie will conquer all other types of cookies. Who doesn’t love a good old chocolate chip cookie? Well sadly for the oatmeal raisin cookie, I feel like that may end up at the bottom of the rankings, as they require an acquired taste to truly appreciate them, raisins are not for everyone.

 

 

Starting from the bottom, unsurprisingly was the oatmeal raisin cookie. Of the 40 responses for least favorite cookies, exactly 50% of this sample’s least favorite cookie votes were for the oatmeal raisin. Sadly, for this cookie, it seems no one appreciates their unique flavor that they hold, I think the raisins are what do it. As for this ranking I have to agree, oatmeal raisin cookies are towards the bottom of the cookie hierarchy. After many times mistaking an oatmeal cookie for a delicious chocolate chip cookie and being surprised with the weird texture of a raisin, it makes sense that they are loathed by many cookie connoisseurs. These chocolate chip impostors leave people disappointed, disgusted, and dissatisfied.

Next up we have the peanut butter cookie, which is an interesting choice of flavors for a cookie. Although there was a considerable decrease in least favorite cookie votes, it still totaled six votes. Peanut butter is one of those things where you either love it or you hate it, or you are allergic to it, there really is no in between. From the looks of it, the people who responded with peanut butter cookies do not care for peanut butter in the least bit. I would also have to agree with this ranking, as peanut butter cookies are not something I personally enjoy all that much. These cookies leave the peanut butter aftertaste and dry your mouth out after eating one, a class of milk or whatever beverage you like is a necessity if you are to eat one. Some flavors are just “butter” off staying out of the cookie game. Peanut butter is one of those flavors.

 

The good old plain-jane sugar cookies were the last flavor with more than two votes for least favorite cookie. With only five votes, this ranking was rather surprising; sugar cookies are a classic. I disagree completely with sugar cookies being this low, it is very hard to go wrong with a simple and tasty cookie, or so I thought. Maybe these people have had poor experiences with sugar cookies, I’m going to assume the person who made them used salt instead of sugar, that is the only logical reason for someone to not love sugar cookies.

 

There were a few stragglers left after oatmeal raisin, peanut butter , and sugar cookies took up most of the votes. The least favorite cookie honorable mention starts off with the chocolate chip cookie with two votes, some people just do not care for chocolate or rather have a reduced amount of chocolate chip cookies. I was not expecting to see the chocolate chip cookie to make the least favorite list. Now all with one vote each we have the spritz, lemon drop, double chocolate chip , anything with nuts, coconut oatmeal , snickerdoodles , and jelly cookies. As for the spritz cookies I am indifferent, the snickerdoodles do not deserve to be on this list at all, and the rest I agree with people not liking them.

 

Moving on the favorite cookies, in third place we have to oatmeal raisin cookie. Even with half of the least favorite cookies being oatmeal raisin , they still made the favorite cookie list but only had three total votes. This ranking may cause people to be “raisin” their eyebrows, but all the other cookie flavors besides the first and second place cookies had two or less votes. I am going to disagree with this ranking, I do not believe oatmeal raisin cookies should be in the top three cookies for the reasons explained previously in the paragraph where they were ranked first overall for least favorite cookies. There are much more deserving cookies to take third place than the oatmeal raisin cookies.

 

In second place with five votes we have the sugar cookie. Unlike the least favorite cookies where it placed third, the sugar cookies are getting the ranking they deserve. They are simple, and easy to dress up with toppings or icing to give them a little extra flavor. For those who prefer plain cookies over a cookie jam packed with all sorts of different flavors, the sugar cookie is the obvious for choice. For those reasons I am going to agree with the sugar cookie rankings in the favorite cookies.

 

The king of cookies, the conqueror of the cookie realm, the one and only chocolate chip cookie. With over 50% of the votes, the chocolate chip cookie reigns supreme, which was expected. Chocolate chip cookies are timeless, a classic dessert staple for all people; who doesn’t love a warm soft fresh out of the over chocolate chip cookie? These cookies are perfect year-round for all occasions, from birthdays, to Christmas to the Fourth of July, they are perfect. The key to an amazing chocolate chip cookie is to have the right amount of chocolate chips , not too many but not too little, there is a balance in the middle. Chocolate chip cookies are also the ultimate milk dunking cookies, or coffee if you are into that. Overall chocolate chip cookies have the cookie kingdom at their feet and are loved for so many. While my top favorite cookies may be slightly different, the general consensus is that chocolate chip cookies are the king of cookies and rightfully so. Chocolate chip cookies remain unrivaled.

 

They may have not made the top three but here are the favorite cookie honorable mentions. Both with two votes each we have the snickerdoodle and double chocolate chip cookies. I feel that the snickerdoodles deserve more votes, but I have to disagree with the double chocolate chip cookies, too much chocolate in one little cookie. Now for the rest of the cookies all with one vote are macadamia nut, oatmeal chocolate chip, peanut butter, brickle , thin mint, chocolate crinkle , and chocolate chip with toffee, pretzels and sea salt cookies. These cookies are a vast difference in flavors, and probably are cookies that even with a larger survey would remain with little to no votes. Not that these cookies are disgusting but are rather uncommon flavors. Sadly, one of my favorite cookies did not make the list; you cannot call yourself a cookie connoisseur until you have eaten a s’mores cookie baked using the recipe from Mrs. Barbieri, who in my opinion has the best cookie recipes. Who knows, maybe if everyone had a s’mores cookie than the chocolate chip cookie would have a competitor.

 

Overall, I have to agree with the rankings, even if there were some small disagreements such as the sugar cookie. Cookies no matter what kind are delicious, I guess this is to each their own type of situation. Chocolate chip cookies are on top, their closest competitors nowhere near them. Oatmeal cookies just did not make the cut, a sad day for the oatmeal raisin community, but hopefully they will realize there are much better cookies out there. Well, life is what you bake of it, so go make some cookies!