I’ve compiled the data across 10 surveys across all 50 states and come up the ultimate list of the BEST and most POPULAR homemade cookies.
Curious what they are? Let’s take a look at these delicious cookie recipes.
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ONE. Chocolate Chip Cookies
Is it really any surprise that the most iconic cookie in the US is #1? In fact, when all US states were polled about their most popular cookie, nearly 75% had some variation of the classic chocolate chip.
Some added peanut butter or butterscotch chips, others had cream cheese or even sour cream and maple syrup. Nuts like walnuts, pecans and even pine nuts were also common additions. Only one state said that Cherry Chip Cookies where their top hit.
For me personally, I prefer a small bowl of Edible Cookie Dough instead.
TWO. Peanut Butter Cookies
Again, not a huge surprise, peanut butter cookies are easy to make using basic pantry staples and little to no dough chilling time.
Drizzle or dip them in chocolate, or just eat them warm out of the oven, these soft and delicious cookies are always sure to please.
THREE. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
It took me until I was an adult to decide that I did enjoy a nice, chewy oatmeal raisin cookie.
Only slightly sweet with gooey raisins and oats, they are almost a healthy cookie. Learn how to make sure your raisins stay plump and juicy while cooking and a couple of fun variations on this classic cookie.
FOUR. Peanut Butter Blossoms
Sometimes known as Peanut Butter Kiss cookies, these were made popular in the 1960s after an Ohio woman won a baking competition with this now iconic cookie.
Most popular during the holidays, this close cousin to the classic peanut butter cookie, they are also soft, chewy and crowned with chocolate.
FIVE. Sugar Cookies
I was surprised to see that sugar cookies came in #5. Perhaps it is the chilling time or maybe even the rolling and cut outs that make them less popular.
A total sucker for dessert doughs and batter, I’ll settle for a bowl of eggless sugar cookie dough any day of the week, but if you need the perfect cut out recipe, here ya go!
SIX. Classic No-Bake Cookies
A simple mix of chocolate, peanut butter and oats, I honestly thought my mom was the mastermind behind these magical no-bake cookies when I was a kid.
Little did I know that they are on the list of top 10 most popular cookies ever!
SEVEN. Molasses Cookies
Soft and chewy, these cookies come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Me? I like a puffy and slightly underbaked molasses cookie coated in a sugary crust.
Not to be confused with a French macaron (one “o”), I was surprised to see the popularity of these almond coconut clusters.
While you do have to bake these simple mounds, they are relatively easy and the perfect addition to any cookie tray.
NINE. Lemon Cookies
Whether they are crinkle cookies, laced sugar cookies or lemon white chocolate chip, lemon flavored cookies are the perfect summer cookie recipe.
Lightly flavored, they pair perfectly with iced tea on a hot summer day. These are tossed in a light coating of powdered sugar and are so soft, they fall apart when picked up.
TEN. Cookie Cake
Cookie cakes can take on several variations. The most popular is undoubtedly a chocolate chip cookie cake, but my personal favorite is a sugar cookie base with cream cheese frosting and a rainbow of fresh fruit.
Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert.
What even more unique cookie ideas? Check these out!
- Chocolate Bacon Jam Cookies
- Caramel Apple Cookies
- Hot Chocolate Cookies
- Soft Banana Cookies
- Potato Chip Cookies
- Lemon Sugar Cookies
- Vanilla Macarons
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies