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The Most Popular Types of Cookies: 34 Cookie Flavors to Try

Nothing gets the whole family quite as excited as tasty baked treats. Cookies are a classic treat you can’t go wrong with. You're sure to find cookies at birthday parties, work gatherings, luncheons, and pretty much any event you can think of.

Maybe you prefer original cookie flavors such as chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, or sugar cookies. You may also opt for more unique types of cookies such as thumbprint, crinkle, or butter pecan. There are so many different cookie types to try. Explore our list of the most popular cookies below.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Sugar Cookies
Triple Chocolate Cookies
Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
Gingerbread Cookies
Fortune Cookies
Snickerdoodle Cookies
Thumbprint Cookies
Frosted Cookies
Linzer Cookies
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
Molasses Cookies
Shortbread Cookies
Butter Cookies
Meringue Cookies
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Chocolate Mint Cookies
Whoopie Pies
Crinkle Cookies
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Icebox Cookies
Black & White Cookies
Red Velvet Cookies
Butter Pecan Cookies
Spritz Cookies
Lofthouse Cookies
Pinwheel Cookies

1. Chocolate Chip Cookies

The beloved classic chocolate chip cookie combines rich, chewy dough with melted chocolate goodness. Nothing evokes childhood memories better than fresh chocolate chip cookies coming out of the oven. A true all-rounder, chocolate chip cookies are one of the most popular cookies in the world, perfect for any occasion.

2. White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

White chocolate macadamia cookies are extra buttery, chewy, and delicious. Sweet white chocolate chunks pair perfectly with salty macadamia nuts for the sweet and savory treat of your dreams. Not only are these cookies packed with flavor, but the soft-baked texture will leave your mouth watering for more.

3. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Made with an oatmeal base and sprinkled with chewy raisins, oatmeal raisin cookies are hearty and filling. Old-fashioned oats give these cookies a chewy center and crispy edges, while the raisins provide sweet, juicy bursts of flavor. Depending on the ingredients used, oatmeal raisin cookies can be healthier than other types of cookies.

4. Sugar Cookies

The ultimate sweet treat, sugar cookies keep things simple and delicious. A combination of sugar, butter, flour, and vanilla make up these easy-to-bake cookies that will melt in your mouth. They also make great birthday cookie gifts.

5. Triple Chocolate Cookies

Triple chocolate cookies take the classic chocolate chip cookie to the extreme. These cookies have a brownie-like consistency thanks to their rich chocolate flavor and gooey texture. This makes them the perfect gift for chocolate lovers!

6. Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Spice up your sugar cookies with a little cinnamon. With cinnamon inside and out, you’ll be instantly reminded of warm holiday memories and sharing cookies around the fireplace. The added touch of cinnamon elevates a traditional sugar cookie, making them a sweet and flavorful treat.

7. Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas cookies are some of the most fun and flavorful, and perhaps the most popular Christmas cookie is gingerbread. Gingerbread cookies are made with spices and molasses, evoking all the warmth and flavor of holiday cheer. These cookies feature a crispy crunch on the outside and a soft, chewy center.

8. Fortune Cookies 

Most commonly associated with Chinese takeout, fortune cookies were actually invented in San Francisco by a Japanese man in 1914. With their signature shape, crunchy texture, and shiny finish, fortune cookies are a beloved addition to any takeout meal thanks to the thin strip of paper containing a fortune of good luck stuffed in the center of the cookie.

9. Snickerdoodle Cookies

The names snickerdoodle and cinnamon sugar cookies are often used interchangeably. While the main ingredients for these cookies are the same, the difference is that snickerdoodles use cream of tartar to give them extra tang and chewiness.

10. Thumbprint Cookies 

Leave your mark on your baked goods with thumbprint cookies. Made with a sugar cookie base rolled in sparkling sugar, these unique cookies are finished by making a thumbprint in the center and topping them with jam or marmalade.

11. Frosted Cookies

Frosted cookies make some of the best gifts for birthdays, housewarming parties, anniversaries, and everything in between! Classic sugar cookies topped with smooth buttercream frosting come in all shapes and colors.

12. Linzer Cookies 

Jam-filled sandwich cookies, known as Linzer cookies, are a twist on the classic Viennese cake Linzer Torte. The cookie has a pleasant nutty flavor thanks to the almond extract in the dough. Each Linzer cookie is filled with jam and topped with a lattice design and powdered sugar.

13. Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

You can’t go wrong with peanut butter. Thanks to the creamy texture and nutty flavor, classic peanut butter cookies are a fan favorite. Simple yet tasty, peanut butter cookies are sure to satisfy any craving.  

several peanut butter cookies on a plate

14. Macarons 

When you think of Paris, you probably picture the Eiffel Tower and pastry shops lined with colorful macarons. This classic French confection is made of sweet meringue. Unlike typical cookies, macarons are delicate, crisp, and filled with sweet ganache or buttercream.

15. Gingersnaps

Sugar, spice, and everything nice! Gingersnaps are a classic cookie flavored with ginger, cinnamon, molasses, and clove. These dark, spicy cookies are similar to gingerbread cookies and will have you dreaming about the holidays in no time.

16. Biscotti

A classic Italian baked good, biscotti are twice-baked almond biscuits from the Tuscan city of Prato. Crunchy, firm, and long in size, biscotti cookies are perfect for dunking.

17. Molasses Cookies

Molasses cookies are dark and spicy; they're also in the same family as gingerbread and gingersnaps. The main difference between molasses and gingersnap cookies is the texture. Gingersnaps are typically crunchy and crispy due to longer baking, while molasses cookies are chewy and soft.

18. Shortbread Cookies

Our next cookie takes us overseas to Scotland. Shortbread is a traditional Scottish biscuit loaded with butter. These dense, buttery cookies leave out baking powder and soda, resulting in thick, crunchy cookies.

19. Butter Cookies

Butter cookies come from the land of Denmark. Like shortbread, butter cookies pile on the butter. The main difference is that butter cookies typically use more sugar and are crispier.

20. Meringue Cookies

Delicate, light, and fluffy, meringue cookies are sugary treats that melt on your tongue. Meringue cookies are made of whipped eggs and sugar and shaped into whimsical swirls.

21. Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut butter blossoms or peanut butter kisses add a sweet touch to classic peanut butter cookies. With a peanut butter base, these cookies are topped with a Hershey’s chocolate kiss.

22. Chocolate Mint Cookies

Chocolate and mint are a classic combination. Chocolate mint cookies are made with peppermint and rich chocolate chunks for a refreshing and delectable baked treat.

23. Wafers

Thin, flat, and crisp, wafers are a different type of cookie made by combining crunchy wafer layers with cream flavoring in between. Popular wafer cookie flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and hazelnut.

24. Whoopie Pies

A Southern Pennsylvanian classic, whoopie pies combine soft chocolate cookies with thick, creamy filling. Although typically made with chocolate cookies, other cookie flavors can also be used for a modern twist on this timeless classic.

25. Crinkle Cookies

Despite the cracked exterior, crinkle cookies are actually soft and chewy. Crinkle cookies are rich like brownies, surrounded by a crisp powdered sugar coating that “crinkles” during baking.

26. Mexican Wedding Cookies

Often featured on a wedding dessert bar, Mexican wedding cookies are soft, bite-sized treats great for any occasion. Mexican wedding cookies are buttery, crumbly, and coated in powdered sugar. These are also known as snowball cookies.

27. Icebox Cookies

Icebox cookies were invented in the 1930s to help bakers prepare dough when convenient. They would pull the dough from the icebox to pop the cookies into the oven. They're essentially the first iteration of slice-and-bake cookies.

28. Black & White Cookies

Half vanilla and half chocolate. Half white and half black. Black and white cookies are popular in the Northeast and feature a cakey texture covered with fondant or icing.

29. Red Velvet Cookies

Red velvet cookies use one of the most classic cookie flavors—chocolate. Made with cocoa powder, red food coloring, and white chocolate chips, red velvet cookies are sure to dazzle at your next party.

30. Butter Pecan Cookies

If you’re a fan of nuts in desserts, you’ll love butter pecan cookies. Buttery pecans and brown sugar come together to make this nutty, crunchy cookie.

31. Spritz Cookies

Spritz cookies are similar to shortbread cookies and are a classic in Germany. However, the technique for making them is different. The German word "spritzen" means to spray; thus, the name spritz cookies refers to how the dough is squirted to make cookie shapes.

32. Lofthouse Cookies

Lofthouse cookies refer to thick, frosted sugar cookies with sprinkles often found in grocery stores. Originally, Lofthouse Foods produced and sold these sugar cookies throughout U.S. grocery store bakeries, so people started calling them Lofthouse cookies.

33. Macaroons

Not to be confused with macarons, macaroons are a different type of cookie originating from Italy. Macaroons are made from shredded coconut, eggs, sugar, ground almonds, and other flavors to produce a small, cake-like cookie.

34. Pinwheel Cookies

A whimsical baked confection, pinwheel cookies are just as tasty as they are pretty. Pinwheel cookies are made by splitting the dough in half, coloring one half, layering them together, rolling them into a log.

Enjoy Different Cookie Flavors

Is your mouth watering yet? Everyone loves cookies, and there is a cookie out there to match everyone’s taste. Exploring different cookie flavors might remind you of grandma’s house, help you connect with your family, or even reignite your passion for baking. 

Cookies are comforting, sweet, and thoughtful, making for a wonderful gift for any occasion. Our gift baskets include mega cookies and other cookie types and flavors. No matter which cookies are your favorite, you're sure to enjoy baked treats from Mrs. Fields®. Try a gift tin to share our most popular cookies with your loved ones today. 

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