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Which Is Better a Cupcake or a Cookie?

Updated on October 10, 2014
Cupcake Jigsaw Puzzle
Cupcake Jigsaw Puzzle | Source

Here's What We Think About Choosing Between a Cupcake and a Cookie

By now we are sure that you have heard how trendy cupcakes have become but have you heard the recent rumour that cookies are making inroads into the territory that cupcakes are currently holding? That cookies may become the new cupcakes?

What do you think? Which is better? A delicious vanilla vanilla cupcake (yes that's two vanillas) or a just-out-of-the-oven, ooey gooey chocolate chip cookie? A rich double chocolate cupcake or a chewy fudge cookie? That brings us back to our basic question...which is better a cupcake or a cookie?

What do we think? Well, there's no question in our minds that CUPCAKES rule. They are a decadent treat and cookies are just so, well, everyday. That's not to say that we don't LOVE cookies, because we do but they are, in our minds, well, a bit ORDINARY.

What do you think? We thought it would be fun to hear what YOU have to say. Whether it is cookies or cupcakes that you love, we want to hear what you have to say!


Cupcake Mosaic
Cupcake Mosaic | Source

Or Cookies?

Cookies Mosaic
Cookies Mosaic | Source

Cookies Are The New Cupcakes...What Do YOU Think?

It's Your Turn! What Do You Think? Are Cupcakes Better Than Cookies?

The choices? Well, whatever cupcake you like be it a double chocolate cupcake, a marvelous maple syrup cupcake, a vanilla vanilla or even a lemon meringue cupcake versus a fresh-from-the-oven, ooey gooey chocolate chip cookie, an mmmmm good M&M Cookie, a spicy ginger cookie or whatever cookie comes first in your mind...

So, what do you think? Are cupcakes better than cookies?

Yes, you're right! Cupcakes definitely take the cake!

Yes, you're right! Cupcakes definitely take the cake!

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    • Treasures By Brenda 2 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for visiting and for voting, Marrie Beth!

    • Marrie beth 2 years ago

      Cupcakes for sure

    • NibsyNell 4 years ago

      Cupcakes! But I'm happy with both to be honest!

    • RStiltskin 5 years ago

      Cupcakes is a gazillion million times better than cookies (unless they're all gone)

    • Julianne Gentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      I love them both, but vegan chocolate cupcakes are pretty amazing.

    • Spook LM 7 years ago

      I'll have some toast with marmite please.

    • norma-holt 7 years ago

      I prefer cake to cookies.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I've never been known to turn down a cookie but give me a choice and I'll pick the cupcake first.

    • Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Actually, I will take either one but I do love a Devils Food Cupcake with Chocolate icing. Yummy.

    • Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      Cupcakes are way better than cookies! Cookies just don't have enough frosting. :)

    No way, Monkeybrain! Cookies rule!

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      • Tmo 10 months ago

        Cookies for life

      • Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

        Cookies, Cupcakes always seem to have more sugar.

      • RickBasset 5 years ago

        I'm a Certified Cookie Monster!

      • JJNW 5 years ago from USA

        Cookies win for taste even though I love frosting!

      • Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

        Definitely cookies! Unless they are chocolate cupcakes. :D

      • WhiteOak50 6 years ago

        I love both! But if I had to choose I suppose I would say Cookies!

      • JenOfChicago LM 7 years ago

        I'm a cookie girl!

      • hayleylou lm 7 years ago

        I love cookies. I also am a cupcake fan though. Anything that is full of calories tastes yummy :)

      • marsha32 7 years ago

        It's quite the toss up, but I have to choose cookies, but preferably frosted sugar cookies

      • Joan4 7 years ago

        I would love either one right now with my coffee! But have to admit I have eaten and made more cookies than cupcakes.

      • Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

        Cookies Rule! Cupcakes are flashy, yes, but cookies are just so darn tasty! Especially a fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie with walnuts. I'm off to see if I have any chocolate chips...

      • tandemonimom lm 7 years ago

        Sorry, Brenda, I'm a cookie girl. That's just the way the cookie crumbles!

      A simple cupcake cookie poll for those who felt unable to participate in the debate.

      In twenty words or less, which is better, cupcakes or cookies?

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      I Love Cupcakes...

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      One Of The Best Cupcake Cookbooks

      I Love Cookies...

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      One Of The Best Cookie Cookbooks

      You Do Not Have To Decide Between Cupcakes and Cookies

      What you need then is a good cookbook with both like The Weekend Baker.

      The Weekend Baker is one of the best combination cookbooks available through Amazon. It is rated 5 stars by the Amazon customers and includes "irresistible recipes, simple techniques and stress free strategies for busy people." The author, Abigail Johnson Dodge, defines the weekend baker as anyone who loves to bake but does not because they feel it is too time consuming...or for any busy cook!

      The Weekend Baker: Irresistible Recipes, Simple Techniques, and Stress-Free Strategies for Busy People
      The Weekend Baker: Irresistible Recipes, Simple Techniques, and Stress-Free Strategies for Busy People

      Amazon Customer Reviewer Lisa Ruge says, "After taking a long haitus from baking because of a busy work schedule, I suddenly found myself with a long-term houseguest who has a decided sweet-tooth, and this book has been a godsend! I have been baking cookies and brownies and cakes galore, to rave reviews: my husband and our guest have declared me a bloody genius! Everything I've tried has come out exactly as promised. Abigail Dodge's reassuring, conversational style is so refreshing, and she made me realize that I don't need huge blocks of time and a bunch of gadgets to get great results. I actually like to bake again. Thank you, Abigail!"


      © 2010 Treasures By Brenda

      Has this page given you any food for thought? Will it be a cupcake or a cookie for you? - Is it really necessary to choose?

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          Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

          Just like Jerry Seinfeld, I like the Black and White Cookie. It is the Yin and Yang of all cookies! ha!

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          smithlights 6 years ago

          Way fun! Thanks for putting all the recipes in one place!

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          Bambi Watson 6 years ago

          ~ Blessed by your Food Debates Squid Angel >*

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          Julianne Gentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

          They are both fabulous, but why not have a small one of each? I'm hungry now, thanks ;)

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          JenOfChicago LM 7 years ago

          This is an impossible choice, I love both! But I'm a cookie loyalist first I guess! :) blessed.

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          Spook LM 7 years ago

          I always thought they were the same thing. Comes of not having a sweet tooth. Although if you twist my arm a bit I may have one.

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          norma-holt 7 years ago

          beautiful lens on a yummy topic. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust and added to charity-lenses-for-summer-sunshine-giveaway

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          hayleylou lm 7 years ago

          Both for me too please - would go great with my coffee right now :)

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          justholidays 7 years ago

          Ah... hm... er... hard to make decision! I don't like to have to choose, so I'll take both!

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          lasertek lm 7 years ago

          This lens made my tummy groan. I do like cookies but I prefer cupcakes more.

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          What a fun lens, Brenda! I would have to admit that it is a very close race with me...cupcakes nudge out cookies but only by a tiny little bite. Off to nominate this for a Summer Sunshine Award!

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          Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

          I thought it was a sad day when our public school started forbidding parents from bringing cupcakes to classroom parties but rather just healthy stuff. I think a cupcake is very healthy both physically and emotionally. I have such fond memories of classroom parties with brightly sprinkled cupcakes. Great debate for a great charity. This lens will be featured on Squidoo's Summer Sunshine Award Nominees

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          Joan4 7 years ago

          Hooray for cookies and cupcakes! and off to nominate this lens for the Summer Sunshine contest! Congratulations to all the charities and the super lensmasters who are participating!

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          Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

          I love the cupcake and cookie jigsaw puzzles. I do love cookies but if all that was available was cupcakes, I suppose I'd have to eat one.

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          Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

          I just can't possibly decide between the two. A cookie in one hand and a cupcake in the other, that's my motto! I do love the yummy pictures on this lens! Best of success to Food for Everyone - and this lens - in the Summer Sunshine contest!

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          tandemonimom lm 7 years ago

          I admit I prefer cookies ... but I won't say no to a nice homemade cupcake!