Marie, a reader from Canada (Hi, Canada!), wrote in with an interesting question:
So here's my dilemma... i have a cookie swap every year with me and my girlfriends.. not only do i have to come up with the most creative PACKAGING ever... I have to come up with the best cookie ever. I have been perusing your site (which is amazing by the way) and i want, in your opinion... the best cookie ever. You have so many to choose from!
Hi, Marie. Hmmm...that's a tough question. Kinda like asking a parent which of their kids is their favorite. But what the heck. I'll give it a go! I guess I do have some favorites, depending on the occasion and my mood. I hope these suggestions help. Good luck with the baking--and packaging--and have a fun cookie swap!
For something really unexpected and off the wall, I'd say go with my Copycat Momofuku Compost Cookies. They're salty and sweet and the perfect cookie to make if you're emptying out your cupboard. These guys have pretzels, potato chips, Fritos, and chocolate and peanut butter chips. Oh...and yeah...used coffee grounds. This is my take on the cookie made famous at Momofuku Milk Bar.
For something that will wow your fellow cookie-swappers, I'd say a stuffed cookie is the way to go. I have a growing collection of stuffed cookie recipes, but I think my Golden Girls Cookies are a showstopper. What could possibly compare to a cheesecake-stuffed cookie?
For something tasty and tropical, I'd recommend my Lime in the Coconut Cookies. I've made these so many times for family and friends that I've lost count of the batches. These are guaranteed crowd pleasers.
For something autumnal and Thanksgivingy, I'd have to go with my XXX Cranberry Cookies. They're eggless and contain three kinds of cranberries (hence the "XXX"): cooked, fresh, and dried. So good they're obscene.
For something Christmasy and pretty--and perfect for packing up for your fellow cookie-swappers--I'd have to go with my Yuletide (Peppermint Bark) Cookies. An oatmeal sugar cookie topped with chocolate and crushed candy canes. Fa-la-la-la-la, indeed!