The handheld, sweet confection known as a cookie once referred to test cakes. Small amounts of cake batter were baked to test a new recipe, and from there the cookie (which means “little cake” in Dutch) was born. Thin and crisp, thick and chewy cookies come in many forms, but none more popular than the chocolate chip cookie.Otis Spunkmeyer, a cookie dough company that popularly markets its dough for use in school fundraisers, chocolate chip cookies make up half the cookies baked at home. An obvious favorite, we had to include many iterations of the chocolate chip cookie on our list, like our Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Cookies and our Truffle-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Beyond chocolate chip, there are so many great flavors to explore from simple Sugar Cookies (our recipe for a gluten-free, vegan sugar cookie won’t disappoint) to the lace design of our Swedish Coconut Cookie.
For more delicious cookie options to try, check out our list of 25 favorites that will have your kitchen smelling of fresh baked goods in no time.
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.