Cookie lovers can rejoice! There are more cookie types out there than ever before, from twists on classics to brand new concoctions. We’ve rounded up a few types of cookies you’ll want to try if you’re a cookie lover.
1. A Chocolate Chip Twist
This one is for the sweet and salty fanatics out there. Sure, a chocolate chip cookie is amazing, but have you ever tried to up the flavor profile with a touch of saltiness?
Try adding pretzels or potato chips to your chocolate chip recipe to add balance and fun to your cookies. If the idea of adding potato chips or pretzels to your food doesn’t sound great, simply add a pinch of sea salt flakes to your cookies for a boost of salt without the extras.
2. Chai Cookies
Snickerdoodle cookies are fun, but for an extra special kick, consider opting for a chai cookie. Similar in spices and consistency to Snickerdoodles, Chai cookies offer an added layer of depth with that familiar black tea taste and extra spices from the chai mix.
If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you might even add a simple icing to the top in order to add another layer of sweetness. Tea party, anyone?
3. Cookie Monster
This one takes it back to the original person responsible for our obsession with cookies – the Cookie Monster.
While this cookie can be up for interpretation from a blue food-colored sugar cookie base or a chocolate chip cookie base with brown sugar, we recommend the sugar cookie option for more vibrancy when dying the dough.
You can add chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, colored M&M’s, and anything else the cookie monster (a.k.a you) would love to have all in one bite.
4. Stuffed Cookies
If you’re looking for something truly decadent, it’s time to try stuffed cookies. Stuffed cookies can be completely customized based on your favorite dessert tastes.
Here are a few ideas to get you started: chocolate chip cookies stuffed with Oreos, peanut butter cookies stuffed with chocolate peanut butter cups, or a graham cookie stuffed with marshmallows and chocolate.
The possibilities are endless. Dust off your baking tools and experiment in order to find your favorite new recipe!
5. Cookies for Adults
Move over, kids – the adults are baking. If you’re an adult who loves sweets and the use of recreational cannabis, why not combine the two for an elevated experience?
The right cannabis products can be effortlessly incorporated into your dessert recipe, including your favorite cookie. Find a recipe to try here.
Don’t be afraid to tinker with the amounts to find the perfect end result for you.
6. Shortbread Cookies
If you’re a fan of rich, buttery foods, you’re going to want to opt for a shortbread recipe.
Perfect for an after-dinner snack, coffee time, or friendly get-together, shortbread cookies are easy to make and more importantly, completely decadent.
To take them to the next level, consider dipping your shortbread cookies in chocolate or dusting them with a sugar coating to lock in the flavor of these cookies. Or should we say, biscuits!
7. Cereal Cookies
It’s often been discussed in late years just how unfit cereal really is for breakfast. Chocked full of sugar that weighs people down rather than energizing them for the day, it only makes sense that cereal would soon be added to desserts. There are so many cereal cookie options out there, from chocolate peanut butter puffs to Lucky Charms or Captain Crunch. Whatever your favorite cereal is (the sweeter, the better), the chances are that there is a cookie for that.
When thinking of cookie types, macarons may not come to mind, but the reality is that they are considered cookies in much of the world. Not for the faint of heart, these cookies can be difficult to make but offer huge rewards when done right.
If you can acquire all the ingredients and follow directions, making macarons may be worth a try. If not, try stopping by your local shop to purchase some!
Desserts make the world go round. If you’re up for experimenting in the kitchen and finetuning your baking skills, these recipes can be the perfect starting point to satisfy all your cravings.