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Top 5 Most Delicious Cookies

Updated on January 29, 2012

My Top Favorite Cookies List!

If you're like me, then you know how irresistible a warm, gooey, chocolatey cookie is. Nothing beats the combination of Cookies and Milk. Crunchy or soft, hard or cold, all cookies are gifts from the Sugar Gods.

Below I have created a top 5 list of the most delicious cookies. These cookies are ranked by their visual appeal, texture, and overall taste. I hope you enjoy!

Ever since I was little, I was always attracted to rainbows, colorful markers, and any combination of colors. M&M takes fifth place because of the utter beauty of the cookie. I also love M&Ms and chocolates, so it's a definite winner. And seriously, who wouldn't love a good colorful cookie in the morning? ;)

M&M Cookies Recipe

Recipe by Kikki's Kitchen

Yield: Makes about 20 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12-ounce package M&M'S® MINIS® Milk Chocolate Candies


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. In medium bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; blend into butter/sugar mixture. Stir in M&M'S® MINIS® Milk Chocolate Candies.
  4. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and centers are still soft. Do not overbake.
  6. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks. Store in tightly covered container.

Although quite plain looking, nothing is better than dipping a warm snickerdoodle in a cold glass of milk, and sipping the cinnamony contents! Snickerdoodles are sweet but not too sweet, soft but not too softy; they are literally the best cookies to have as an afternoon snack!

Snickerdoodle Recipe

Recipe by Mrs. Siggs

Yield: 4 Dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
  • Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

Did you know that...

You will eat about 35,000 cookies in your lifetime? I say - Bring on the Milk!

Don't get me wrong; a Sugar cookie by itself is a little too plain, even for me. But the reason Sugar cookies take the #3 spot is because you can do so much with them! You can add nuts, cinnamon, chocolates, oatmeal, or raisins to the batter and create something totally new. It also goes with everything - milk, coffee, juice, even water. The best part is that you can decorate the cookies with anything you want.

Sugar Cookies Recipe

Recipe by Moms Who Think

Yield: 4 Dozen


  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter (softened at room temperature)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten (egg should be at room temperature)
  • 3 Tablespoons half-and-half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
  2. Sift together all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  3. Cut in butter and blend with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
  4. With a fork, stir in lightly beaten egg, vanilla and half-and-half. Blend well with fork, then your hands to ensure thorough blending. Chill dough for one hour for easier rolling.
  5. If you are not rolling the dough, chill for 15 minutes then skip to step 6 for baking.
  6. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes.
  7. Place on baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Sprinkle with sugar or leave plain for decorating with icing.
  8. Bake for 6 - 7 minutes, or until lightly brown.

Sugar Cookie Icing Recipe

Recipe by Moms Who Think


  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • assorted food coloring colors


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the milk and confectioners sugar until smooth.
  2. Beat in corn syrup and the vanilla extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If the icing is too thick, add additinal corn syrup to thin slightly.
  3. Divide the icing into separate bowls, and add food colorings to each to the preferred color intensity. Paint the icing onto the cookies or pipe with decorator icing tubes and tips.
  4. Top with candy decorator balls, holiday sprinkles or any other festive design. Enjoy, these are as much fun to decorate as they are to eat!


  • If you are rolling the dough to use cookie cutters, remember to keep the dough chilled. As it warms it sticks to the rolling pin and the surface you're rolling on.
  • The thinner you roll your dough, the crispier the cookie will be. This recipe calls for rolling the dough 1/4 inch thick, which makes them soft with just the right amount of crispness around the outside of the cookie.
  • Soften the butter at room temperature for about an hour or two before mixing. Butter that isn't softened won't mix properly and your cookies will be flat. Do not microwave butter to soften, it will soften unevenly.
  • The eggs should also be room temperature. Cold eggs can cause the batter to curdle.
  • Halfway through the baking process, take a minute to rotate the baking sheets from back to front for even baking. This step is worth it to prevent unevenly baked batches of cookies.
  • If you are making more than one batch, do not put the dough on hot cookie sheets. It will spread as you're placing the dough on the sheet, and baking will be uneven.
  • The brand of flour makes a difference. Gold Medal or Pillsbury flours are lower-protein. King Arthur flour is higher protein which produces slightly drier, cakier cookies.
  • If you want extra dough, this sugar cookie recipe freezes well. You can freeze the dough for about four weeks as long as it is tightly wrapped.

Cookie Cutters - Create many shapes of cookies for your kids!

#2: Peanut Butter Cookies!

The Girl Scout cookies are the best types..

When I was about five years old, I had my first taste of Girl Scout Peanut Butter cookies. Ever since then, the delicious peanut butter taste has always been at the back of my mind (and mouth!). Peanut Butter has always been a favorite flavor of mine, and to have it in a cookie is great! The smell is also irresistible, almost tantalizing.

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Recipe by Elise

Yield: 2 Dozen


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Beat the butter until creamy, 2 minutes. Add the sugars, beat for 2 more minutes. Mix in the peanut butter and egg. Mix together the dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the sugar butter mixture.
  2. Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork. Bake until light brown, 9 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for a minute; transfer to rack to cool completely.

For chewier cookies, bake at 300°F for 15 minutes.

Nothing can ever beat the delicious taste of a chocolate chip cookie. Chewy or Crunchy, these little treats have been around since the dawn of cookie batter. I love Chocolate Chip cookies simply because they are just so darn good! These take the number one spot for me. What about you?

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Recipe by AllRecipes

Yield: 4 Dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.

It is no doubt that chocolate cookies are America's favorite. But what is your favorite: White or brown chocolate? Sinful or Heavenly? You decide!

What would you prefer: Brown or White Chocolate Chip cookies?

Love the List? - Disagree with it? Feel free to comment below. Don't forget to Like!

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    • Mary Crowther profile image

      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Gotta love the Peanut Butter! Best of luck to you Jay!

    • hlkljgk profile image

      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      ha! i do disagree; this looks like my list of 5 least favorite cookies. :)

      i'd go with lot's more chocolate...

      but it's a great looking lens.