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The Cookie Dunk Test Slideshow

The Cookie Dunk Test Slideshow

8) Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip

Average Score: 60/100
Ideal Dunk Time: 10 to 15 seconds

The lowest-scoring of the bunch, Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip cookies were a letdown when dunked into 2 percent milk. The cookies were "too chewy," "didn’t absorb milk," "didn’t fit in the cup," were "trying too hard to be a fresh cookie," and "didn’t taste like the real Mrs. Field’s," according to our expert panel. Another summed it up best: "Weird."

7) Nutter Butter

Average Score: 68/100
Ideal Dunk Time: 3 to 5 seconds

These peanut butter crème-filled favorites held up surprisingly poorly during the test. "Became very soft, hard to control, and almost mushy," said one panelist. The general consensus was that these are better without the milk, and "just shouldn’t be dunked." If you do decide to dunk your Nutter Butters, though, don’t keep them in the milk for more than five seconds or else they’ll fall apart on you.

6) Pepperidge Farm Milano

Average Score: 69/100
Ideal Dunk Time: 3 to 5 seconds

"Not meant for milk," most panelists agreed. "When dunked for too long it became a soggy mess. Dunk one to three seconds to kill the dryness," another wrote. The chocolate layer at the center stayed solid when dunked, which made for an "incongruous" cookie. "The cookie dissolves and the chocolate just hangs there stuck," said one.

5) Stella D'Oro Almond Toast

Average Score: 73/100
Ideal Dunk Time: 3 to 5 seconds

Surprisingly, the cookie designed to absorb the most "disintegrated" if left in the milk for more than a few seconds. While it "absorbed loads of milk," and had "very good flavor," the panelists agreed that it "would work better with coffee."

4) Nilla Wafers

Average Score: 81/100
Ideal Dunk Time: 3 to 5 seconds

Now we’re starting to get somewhere. "Surprisingly kept its crunch on the outside while getting soft in the middle," said one panelist. "It had perfect vanilla flavor, and tastes like sponge cake," said another. "Dainty" and "refreshing" were other descriptors tossed around.

3) Keebler Fudge Stripes

Average Score: 82/100
Ideal Dunk Time: 15 to 20 seconds

These classics needed a lot more time than the others to allow the milk to saturate, but once it soaked in they were "the surprise of the bunch." "I prefer it with milk," said one, and while the chocolate didn’t melt, it served as a nice complement to the cookie as opposed to overpowering it as with the Milano.

2) Chips Ahoy!

Average Score: 85/100
Ideal Dunk Time: 15 to 20 seconds

These classics stayed crunchy even when submerged in milk, but that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. "The perfect blend of crunch and crumble," said one panelist, while others credited the nostalgia factor. "It is what it is and I love it," said another. A true milk’s cookie.

1) Oreo

Average Score: 100/100
Ideal Dunk Time: 5 to 15 seconds

"The ideal dunking cookie," the panelists agreed. "I now recall why Oreo made dipping famous," said one;" "it’s a classic for a reason," said another. The cookies take on milk easily, and if left in for only a few seconds they stay crunchy. If left in longer they get softer but still maintain their composure. And if you just let them settle to the bottom of the glass and leave them there for a few minutes, well that’s OK, too. "Perfect," one panelist simply said.


We Try Every Flavor of Archway Cookies

This was the best cookie we tried. It is Archway's version of a speculoos cookie&mdasha spiced shortbread biscuit&mdashand it comes in a cute windmill shape. It's warmly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, and we wouldn't mind putting this on a cookie plate for guests.

Archway has been around since 1936, so it's no surprise that it's a part of many of our childhoods. Whether it was finding the frosted animal crackers in your lunchbox or eating oatmeal cookies at your grandparents' house, it seems like that red and white box was always popping up.

Archway divides their cookies into seven categories: original, classic soft, fruit filled, crispy bites, soft bites, iced cookies, and mini cookies.

Original includes classic flavors like windmill (a speculoos-type cookie), shortbread, and coconut macaroon. Then there are soft bites and crispy bites. Maybe an attempt at a yin-yang dichotomy? Iced molasses is the only cookie in the former category, while iced lemonade and ginger snap make up the latter.

Archway also offers fruit filled cookies, mini cookies in on-the-go snack packs, and those pink and white iced circus animal cookies that just about every child wants at some point or another.

Things get more interesting in the classic soft category. Three of the five oatmeal varieties make an appearance, as well as classics like chocolate and peanut butter and wildcard flavors like frosty lemon and pecan turtle.

Those oatmeal cookies are what Archway is best known for, and here comes the trick we can't express enough. Dunk! The oatmeal cookies are chewy, with a sturdy yet pliable texture that makes them a perfect dunking cookie. The oats can absorb a good amount of milk without crumbling into your glass. It's also important taste-wise—the milk somehow brings out the spices and elevates the flavor.

We tasted all 22 of them—including six, (yes six!) kinds of oatmeal cookies—check out our thoughts in the slideshow above.


We Try Every Flavor of Archway Cookies

This was the best cookie we tried. It is Archway's version of a speculoos cookie&mdasha spiced shortbread biscuit&mdashand it comes in a cute windmill shape. It's warmly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, and we wouldn't mind putting this on a cookie plate for guests.

Archway has been around since 1936, so it's no surprise that it's a part of many of our childhoods. Whether it was finding the frosted animal crackers in your lunchbox or eating oatmeal cookies at your grandparents' house, it seems like that red and white box was always popping up.

Archway divides their cookies into seven categories: original, classic soft, fruit filled, crispy bites, soft bites, iced cookies, and mini cookies.

Original includes classic flavors like windmill (a speculoos-type cookie), shortbread, and coconut macaroon. Then there are soft bites and crispy bites. Maybe an attempt at a yin-yang dichotomy? Iced molasses is the only cookie in the former category, while iced lemonade and ginger snap make up the latter.

Archway also offers fruit filled cookies, mini cookies in on-the-go snack packs, and those pink and white iced circus animal cookies that just about every child wants at some point or another.

Things get more interesting in the classic soft category. Three of the five oatmeal varieties make an appearance, as well as classics like chocolate and peanut butter and wildcard flavors like frosty lemon and pecan turtle.

Those oatmeal cookies are what Archway is best known for, and here comes the trick we can't express enough. Dunk! The oatmeal cookies are chewy, with a sturdy yet pliable texture that makes them a perfect dunking cookie. The oats can absorb a good amount of milk without crumbling into your glass. It's also important taste-wise—the milk somehow brings out the spices and elevates the flavor.

We tasted all 22 of them—including six, (yes six!) kinds of oatmeal cookies—check out our thoughts in the slideshow above.


We Try Every Flavor of Archway Cookies

This was the best cookie we tried. It is Archway's version of a speculoos cookie&mdasha spiced shortbread biscuit&mdashand it comes in a cute windmill shape. It's warmly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, and we wouldn't mind putting this on a cookie plate for guests.

Archway has been around since 1936, so it's no surprise that it's a part of many of our childhoods. Whether it was finding the frosted animal crackers in your lunchbox or eating oatmeal cookies at your grandparents' house, it seems like that red and white box was always popping up.

Archway divides their cookies into seven categories: original, classic soft, fruit filled, crispy bites, soft bites, iced cookies, and mini cookies.

Original includes classic flavors like windmill (a speculoos-type cookie), shortbread, and coconut macaroon. Then there are soft bites and crispy bites. Maybe an attempt at a yin-yang dichotomy? Iced molasses is the only cookie in the former category, while iced lemonade and ginger snap make up the latter.

Archway also offers fruit filled cookies, mini cookies in on-the-go snack packs, and those pink and white iced circus animal cookies that just about every child wants at some point or another.

Things get more interesting in the classic soft category. Three of the five oatmeal varieties make an appearance, as well as classics like chocolate and peanut butter and wildcard flavors like frosty lemon and pecan turtle.

Those oatmeal cookies are what Archway is best known for, and here comes the trick we can't express enough. Dunk! The oatmeal cookies are chewy, with a sturdy yet pliable texture that makes them a perfect dunking cookie. The oats can absorb a good amount of milk without crumbling into your glass. It's also important taste-wise—the milk somehow brings out the spices and elevates the flavor.

We tasted all 22 of them—including six, (yes six!) kinds of oatmeal cookies—check out our thoughts in the slideshow above.


We Try Every Flavor of Archway Cookies

This was the best cookie we tried. It is Archway's version of a speculoos cookie&mdasha spiced shortbread biscuit&mdashand it comes in a cute windmill shape. It's warmly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, and we wouldn't mind putting this on a cookie plate for guests.

Archway has been around since 1936, so it's no surprise that it's a part of many of our childhoods. Whether it was finding the frosted animal crackers in your lunchbox or eating oatmeal cookies at your grandparents' house, it seems like that red and white box was always popping up.

Archway divides their cookies into seven categories: original, classic soft, fruit filled, crispy bites, soft bites, iced cookies, and mini cookies.

Original includes classic flavors like windmill (a speculoos-type cookie), shortbread, and coconut macaroon. Then there are soft bites and crispy bites. Maybe an attempt at a yin-yang dichotomy? Iced molasses is the only cookie in the former category, while iced lemonade and ginger snap make up the latter.

Archway also offers fruit filled cookies, mini cookies in on-the-go snack packs, and those pink and white iced circus animal cookies that just about every child wants at some point or another.

Things get more interesting in the classic soft category. Three of the five oatmeal varieties make an appearance, as well as classics like chocolate and peanut butter and wildcard flavors like frosty lemon and pecan turtle.

Those oatmeal cookies are what Archway is best known for, and here comes the trick we can't express enough. Dunk! The oatmeal cookies are chewy, with a sturdy yet pliable texture that makes them a perfect dunking cookie. The oats can absorb a good amount of milk without crumbling into your glass. It's also important taste-wise—the milk somehow brings out the spices and elevates the flavor.

We tasted all 22 of them—including six, (yes six!) kinds of oatmeal cookies—check out our thoughts in the slideshow above.


We Try Every Flavor of Archway Cookies

This was the best cookie we tried. It is Archway's version of a speculoos cookie&mdasha spiced shortbread biscuit&mdashand it comes in a cute windmill shape. It's warmly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, and we wouldn't mind putting this on a cookie plate for guests.

Archway has been around since 1936, so it's no surprise that it's a part of many of our childhoods. Whether it was finding the frosted animal crackers in your lunchbox or eating oatmeal cookies at your grandparents' house, it seems like that red and white box was always popping up.

Archway divides their cookies into seven categories: original, classic soft, fruit filled, crispy bites, soft bites, iced cookies, and mini cookies.

Original includes classic flavors like windmill (a speculoos-type cookie), shortbread, and coconut macaroon. Then there are soft bites and crispy bites. Maybe an attempt at a yin-yang dichotomy? Iced molasses is the only cookie in the former category, while iced lemonade and ginger snap make up the latter.

Archway also offers fruit filled cookies, mini cookies in on-the-go snack packs, and those pink and white iced circus animal cookies that just about every child wants at some point or another.

Things get more interesting in the classic soft category. Three of the five oatmeal varieties make an appearance, as well as classics like chocolate and peanut butter and wildcard flavors like frosty lemon and pecan turtle.

Those oatmeal cookies are what Archway is best known for, and here comes the trick we can't express enough. Dunk! The oatmeal cookies are chewy, with a sturdy yet pliable texture that makes them a perfect dunking cookie. The oats can absorb a good amount of milk without crumbling into your glass. It's also important taste-wise—the milk somehow brings out the spices and elevates the flavor.

We tasted all 22 of them—including six, (yes six!) kinds of oatmeal cookies—check out our thoughts in the slideshow above.


We Try Every Flavor of Archway Cookies

This was the best cookie we tried. It is Archway's version of a speculoos cookie&mdasha spiced shortbread biscuit&mdashand it comes in a cute windmill shape. It's warmly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, and we wouldn't mind putting this on a cookie plate for guests.

Archway has been around since 1936, so it's no surprise that it's a part of many of our childhoods. Whether it was finding the frosted animal crackers in your lunchbox or eating oatmeal cookies at your grandparents' house, it seems like that red and white box was always popping up.

Archway divides their cookies into seven categories: original, classic soft, fruit filled, crispy bites, soft bites, iced cookies, and mini cookies.

Original includes classic flavors like windmill (a speculoos-type cookie), shortbread, and coconut macaroon. Then there are soft bites and crispy bites. Maybe an attempt at a yin-yang dichotomy? Iced molasses is the only cookie in the former category, while iced lemonade and ginger snap make up the latter.

Archway also offers fruit filled cookies, mini cookies in on-the-go snack packs, and those pink and white iced circus animal cookies that just about every child wants at some point or another.

Things get more interesting in the classic soft category. Three of the five oatmeal varieties make an appearance, as well as classics like chocolate and peanut butter and wildcard flavors like frosty lemon and pecan turtle.

Those oatmeal cookies are what Archway is best known for, and here comes the trick we can't express enough. Dunk! The oatmeal cookies are chewy, with a sturdy yet pliable texture that makes them a perfect dunking cookie. The oats can absorb a good amount of milk without crumbling into your glass. It's also important taste-wise—the milk somehow brings out the spices and elevates the flavor.

We tasted all 22 of them—including six, (yes six!) kinds of oatmeal cookies—check out our thoughts in the slideshow above.


We Try Every Flavor of Archway Cookies

This was the best cookie we tried. It is Archway's version of a speculoos cookie&mdasha spiced shortbread biscuit&mdashand it comes in a cute windmill shape. It's warmly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, and we wouldn't mind putting this on a cookie plate for guests.

Archway has been around since 1936, so it's no surprise that it's a part of many of our childhoods. Whether it was finding the frosted animal crackers in your lunchbox or eating oatmeal cookies at your grandparents' house, it seems like that red and white box was always popping up.

Archway divides their cookies into seven categories: original, classic soft, fruit filled, crispy bites, soft bites, iced cookies, and mini cookies.

Original includes classic flavors like windmill (a speculoos-type cookie), shortbread, and coconut macaroon. Then there are soft bites and crispy bites. Maybe an attempt at a yin-yang dichotomy? Iced molasses is the only cookie in the former category, while iced lemonade and ginger snap make up the latter.

Archway also offers fruit filled cookies, mini cookies in on-the-go snack packs, and those pink and white iced circus animal cookies that just about every child wants at some point or another.

Things get more interesting in the classic soft category. Three of the five oatmeal varieties make an appearance, as well as classics like chocolate and peanut butter and wildcard flavors like frosty lemon and pecan turtle.

Those oatmeal cookies are what Archway is best known for, and here comes the trick we can't express enough. Dunk! The oatmeal cookies are chewy, with a sturdy yet pliable texture that makes them a perfect dunking cookie. The oats can absorb a good amount of milk without crumbling into your glass. It's also important taste-wise—the milk somehow brings out the spices and elevates the flavor.

We tasted all 22 of them—including six, (yes six!) kinds of oatmeal cookies—check out our thoughts in the slideshow above.


We Try Every Flavor of Archway Cookies

This was the best cookie we tried. It is Archway's version of a speculoos cookie&mdasha spiced shortbread biscuit&mdashand it comes in a cute windmill shape. It's warmly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, and we wouldn't mind putting this on a cookie plate for guests.

Archway has been around since 1936, so it's no surprise that it's a part of many of our childhoods. Whether it was finding the frosted animal crackers in your lunchbox or eating oatmeal cookies at your grandparents' house, it seems like that red and white box was always popping up.

Archway divides their cookies into seven categories: original, classic soft, fruit filled, crispy bites, soft bites, iced cookies, and mini cookies.

Original includes classic flavors like windmill (a speculoos-type cookie), shortbread, and coconut macaroon. Then there are soft bites and crispy bites. Maybe an attempt at a yin-yang dichotomy? Iced molasses is the only cookie in the former category, while iced lemonade and ginger snap make up the latter.

Archway also offers fruit filled cookies, mini cookies in on-the-go snack packs, and those pink and white iced circus animal cookies that just about every child wants at some point or another.

Things get more interesting in the classic soft category. Three of the five oatmeal varieties make an appearance, as well as classics like chocolate and peanut butter and wildcard flavors like frosty lemon and pecan turtle.

Those oatmeal cookies are what Archway is best known for, and here comes the trick we can't express enough. Dunk! The oatmeal cookies are chewy, with a sturdy yet pliable texture that makes them a perfect dunking cookie. The oats can absorb a good amount of milk without crumbling into your glass. It's also important taste-wise—the milk somehow brings out the spices and elevates the flavor.

We tasted all 22 of them—including six, (yes six!) kinds of oatmeal cookies—check out our thoughts in the slideshow above.


We Try Every Flavor of Archway Cookies

This was the best cookie we tried. It is Archway's version of a speculoos cookie&mdasha spiced shortbread biscuit&mdashand it comes in a cute windmill shape. It's warmly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, and we wouldn't mind putting this on a cookie plate for guests.

Archway has been around since 1936, so it's no surprise that it's a part of many of our childhoods. Whether it was finding the frosted animal crackers in your lunchbox or eating oatmeal cookies at your grandparents' house, it seems like that red and white box was always popping up.

Archway divides their cookies into seven categories: original, classic soft, fruit filled, crispy bites, soft bites, iced cookies, and mini cookies.

Original includes classic flavors like windmill (a speculoos-type cookie), shortbread, and coconut macaroon. Then there are soft bites and crispy bites. Maybe an attempt at a yin-yang dichotomy? Iced molasses is the only cookie in the former category, while iced lemonade and ginger snap make up the latter.

Archway also offers fruit filled cookies, mini cookies in on-the-go snack packs, and those pink and white iced circus animal cookies that just about every child wants at some point or another.

Things get more interesting in the classic soft category. Three of the five oatmeal varieties make an appearance, as well as classics like chocolate and peanut butter and wildcard flavors like frosty lemon and pecan turtle.

Those oatmeal cookies are what Archway is best known for, and here comes the trick we can't express enough. Dunk! The oatmeal cookies are chewy, with a sturdy yet pliable texture that makes them a perfect dunking cookie. The oats can absorb a good amount of milk without crumbling into your glass. It's also important taste-wise—the milk somehow brings out the spices and elevates the flavor.

We tasted all 22 of them—including six, (yes six!) kinds of oatmeal cookies—check out our thoughts in the slideshow above.


We Try Every Flavor of Archway Cookies

This was the best cookie we tried. It is Archway's version of a speculoos cookie&mdasha spiced shortbread biscuit&mdashand it comes in a cute windmill shape. It's warmly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, and we wouldn't mind putting this on a cookie plate for guests.

Archway has been around since 1936, so it's no surprise that it's a part of many of our childhoods. Whether it was finding the frosted animal crackers in your lunchbox or eating oatmeal cookies at your grandparents' house, it seems like that red and white box was always popping up.

Archway divides their cookies into seven categories: original, classic soft, fruit filled, crispy bites, soft bites, iced cookies, and mini cookies.

Original includes classic flavors like windmill (a speculoos-type cookie), shortbread, and coconut macaroon. Then there are soft bites and crispy bites. Maybe an attempt at a yin-yang dichotomy? Iced molasses is the only cookie in the former category, while iced lemonade and ginger snap make up the latter.

Archway also offers fruit filled cookies, mini cookies in on-the-go snack packs, and those pink and white iced circus animal cookies that just about every child wants at some point or another.

Things get more interesting in the classic soft category. Three of the five oatmeal varieties make an appearance, as well as classics like chocolate and peanut butter and wildcard flavors like frosty lemon and pecan turtle.

Those oatmeal cookies are what Archway is best known for, and here comes the trick we can't express enough. Dunk! The oatmeal cookies are chewy, with a sturdy yet pliable texture that makes them a perfect dunking cookie. The oats can absorb a good amount of milk without crumbling into your glass. It's also important taste-wise—the milk somehow brings out the spices and elevates the flavor.

We tasted all 22 of them—including six, (yes six!) kinds of oatmeal cookies—check out our thoughts in the slideshow above.


Watch the video: The Great Cookie Dunk (October 2021).