Best Store-Bought Cookies

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joanie41
Cheeseburger
2005/04/29 20:51:44
OK, I'm a good baker. But I'm a busy person, so baking is reserved for when I have the time to enjoy it.

To this end, I am curious as to what store-bought cookies you like. Fancy, plain, guilty pleasure...'fess up!

I have to say that I like those cream horns things...anything with white, non-nutritious creamy filling basically has my name on it. I used to love HyDrox cookies, but they don't taste the same anymore. Oh, and I love those wafers with the frosting (and I've read that the Sterns like those, too -- the ones that come in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry)!

But I need some new junk food ideas -- so share your favorites! Thanks in advance!
Tumbleweed365
Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/04/29 21:24:18
Mrs Fields cookies, pricy but good. A treat when you think you deserve it!
mousec
Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/04/29 21:32:33
By far the best chocolate chip cookie is made by Matt's (may be local to Chicago). They are soft and chewy, almost as good as what I make.
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/04/29 21:39:17
I'm not a "sweet person".. But have tried Mrs. Fields.. Not bad... But as mentioned above, Pricey.. I have too many freinds that bake, and I have the opportunity to enjoy that... I have no need to go out and purchase any... Just an occasional donation to the cause... Keeps me happy!

BT
Filet Mignon
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/04/29 21:43:01
Trader Joe's sells some pretty good cookies called "Lacies". They come in almond or macademia nut with chocolate filling.

Mrs. Fields has lots of clones these days and they are all pretty good, but I've had single cookies (OK, they were big) that cost me $1.50 at these places.
ConeyIslandLou
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/04/29 21:45:40
Here in New York,NOTHING beats Freihofers chocolate chip cookies..of course, just about anything Freihofer's does is gooood...they make the best bread products too-easily better than Hostess/Wonder or any other of the 'supermarket'type bread makers...

Some of the best of the so-called 'big' cookie makers stuff (Nabisco,Keebler,etc),are the Keebler shortbread cookies- the cinnamon swirl ones are to literally DIE for...lol

not to mention a weakness for the big soft Archway chocolate chips....
joanie41
Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/04/29 22:01:43
Oooh! I'd forgotten Freihofers! I used to buy those cookies a million years ago when I went to college in upstate NY. You are right, they are amazingly good. Can't get them in the stores around here, though...
Martha-Girl
Junior Burger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/04/29 22:24:40
Mallomars.......
Lavanda
Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/04/29 22:59:04
I generally prefer soft cookies over crisp ones, but Nabisco makes a cookie which I first had in Mexico, called Morelianas. A vanilla sandwich cookie with orange filling, now I can find them here in the Dalas area.

Oreos, sometimes.

Raspberry Newtons.

Italian or British cookies from Big Lots.

Pepperidge Farms Milanos; orange, raspberry.

Walkers Shortbread.

Oatmeal cookies from Whataburger.

Cookies from the Asian grocery stores, including palmiers.

Mexican style oatmeal raisin cookies (from the panaderia).

None of the above were in any certain order.

But there is nothing like homemade!
rmcielwain
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/04/30 16:23:51

Unfortunately, they don't make any more what was a vital staple of my college tenure (back in 1984-85): Duncan Hines Chocolate Chip Cookies!!
(in regular, mint, and peanut butter varieties )
sweetgherkin
Hamburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/04/30 23:42:21
Anna's Thins are one of my favorites, thin crispy simple little wafers - I especially like the Almond Cinnamon and Lemon.

I used to be able to find apricot filled sugar cookies from Archway but I haven't seen them in awhile, otherwise I like their Frosted Lemon cookies.
jinjo76
Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/01 00:09:27
archway molasses
walker's shortbread
nutter butters

markolenski
Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/01 00:14:08
Oreos from Canada. They taste much better
Michelle Wiedemann
Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/01 18:16:58
Anything with almonds and shortbread:) Those pecan sandies are wonderful! and also my favorite cheap cookie are those butter flower ones that have the hole in the middle. When I was a little girl I used to wear them on all of my fingers and snack away. Good thing my mom made me run in the field all day lol!
tkitna
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/03 03:35:57
I enjoy the Archway Dutch Cocoa cookies along with Lorna Doones.
Jennifer_4
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/03 05:15:09
Lorna Doones
Mother's Taffy cookies or iced raisin
Lemon Sandies
Lemon Tea cookies from Crabtree and Evelyn
Flaky Flix
the now defunct Lemon Coolers
those awful but yummy big oatmeal sandwich cookies with the creme gunk in the middle.
Fudge covered Oreos..
wndyctygrl
Junior Burger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/03 08:18:23
quote:
Originally posted by mousec

By far the best chocolate chip cookie is made by Matt's (may be local to Chicago). They are soft and chewy, almost as good as what I make.

Sometime I see Matt's Cookies at Aldi's.
Farfel280
Junior Burger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/03 08:29:54
Try Target's own brand of chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies. I think they're called Archer Farms or something like that. Really good!
fml1943
Junior Burger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/03 09:04:36
to: joanie41

i have been looking for "hydrox cookies" for years but was told they are not making them anymore.

if you purchased these recently or know where to get them can you please post this.

thanks.

fred
Zina
Junior Burger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/03 09:17:26
My favorite to this day - but they're really not "store-bought"- are Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies. Try them crushed, in a parfait with vanilla ice cream, creme de menthe, whipped cream and a cherry!
John B
Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/03 21:19:01
The cookies made at Costco are always good. The chocolate chunk are yummy.
ocdreamr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/03 21:49:00
There is no question ... Berger's cookies. Small nondiscript soft wafer mounded with scrumptious chocolat!! Sorry they're a regional thing
joanie41
Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/03 22:12:00
Yep, Bergers are great. But I wish they made them with vanilla frosting instead of just chocolate.

Regarding Hydrox, no I haven't had them in years. Sorry I can't be more help!
RubyRose
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/05 08:17:16
Archway brand Ruth's Oatmeal cookies
mek
Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/05 08:36:27

Berger's Chocolate Cremes

http://www.bergercookies.com/history.htm

signman
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/05 14:03:48
Yes we are lucky here in the Baltimore area, home of Berger's Cookies. Even better are the sugar cookies baked by Otterbein's Bakery. Extremely thin, in cutout shapes, they have just a hint of lemon to them.
Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/05 15:23:12
Here we go again. While technically correct in that all posters have replied as to "store bought", just how many of these "brands" spoken of are available nationwide??? I suspect not too many.
Nemis
Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/05 16:06:15
I went to Zabars in NYC last week and found these huge Rice Kripsy cookies sold individually called "Chris's cookies" based in NJ, they were very good and less than $2.
dbear
Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/05 16:34:24

I really like Peggy Lawton Chocolate Chip cookies, the ones that come in a 3 pack wrapped in cellophane. I think this is a regional thing in New England; I've enjoed them my entire life. Also, pecan sandies, lemon coolers (copies, actually, don't think the real ones are made anymore), Walkers shortbread, orange and raspberry milano's. We are fortunate to have a brazilian grocery near us; the flavored sugar wafer cookies they have are addictive.
sweetgherkin
Hamburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/05 22:59:54
quote:
Originally posted by Adjudicator

Here we go again. While technically correct in that all posters have replied as to "store bought", just how many of these "brands" spoken of are available nationwide??? I suspect not too many.


The favorite I mentioned seems to be...

http://www.annasthins.ca/pages/consumer.htm
sizz_leteen
Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/07 08:20:30
President's Choice makes wonderful cookies. Strawberry cream Dare cookies and Peak Freans bourbon creme are great, too. I've always liked the chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies at Costco, as well.
sizz_leteen
Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2005/05/07 08:41:39
Oh yeah, I've always had a thing for rainbow Chips Ahoy! cookies, and the cream sandwich Chips Ahoy! ones. I'm not particular when it comes to the flavour of the cream ;)
That also reminds me of the Chips Ahoy! my baba used to buy me. They had them here years ago. They were regular chocolate chip cookies, but the flat side was covered with milk chocolate, and there were thin milk chocolate stripes drizzled on top. I'm sure they had them in the US at one point, as well. I miss them.
And E.L.Fudge s'more cookies by Keebler are like...wow...
Dave A
Junior Burger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/20 16:47:19
Famous Amos used to be good until Kellogg bought them out. Then Mrs. Fields used to be good until she turned to franchising. Peggy Lawton, a small bakery in the northeast, is my favorite store-bought cookie. There packaging may be dated but their quality has been consistently good for decades.
TerrierMom
Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/20 16:52:26
Pepperidge Farms cookies are the best by far! Then Nabisco. Also agree with the people who love Peggy Lawton cookies!
Buonna
Junior Burger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/20 17:06:50
I love all the cookies Archway brings out at holiday time. We like Famous Amos still but don't really buy many cookies until this time of year, and Archway makes such a nice assortment that I wouldn't think of trying to bake Christmas cookies.

Getting quite lazy in my declining years, I guess.

Donna
Twinwillow
Sirloin
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/20 17:54:43
quote:
Originally posted by markolenski

Oreos from Canada. They taste much better


Why?
mbrookes
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/21 14:02:59
Little Debbie oatmeal creams and Swiss cake rolls.
Archway molasses
enginecapt
Filet Mignon
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/26 05:28:33
Twin Dragon Almond Cookies
Archway raspberry filled oatmeal
Flaky Flix
NonnieD
Junior Burger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/26 06:30:04
Merry Christmas!
I too like archway always soft and a bit more fresh tasting, and I think they have a great price
Nonnie D
sftreat
Junior Burger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/26 06:38:10
OK. They may not be store bought but I buy them from a card table outside the store. Those little cookie nazis that call themselves Girl Scouts sell me my absolute favorite Samoas.
BelleReve
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/27 14:57:10
Pinwheels
Mallomars
Pepperidge Farm - Bordeaux
Dollar Store - maple cream sandwich cookies(don't recall the brand)
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/27 15:27:01
Hey,
My favorite cookie of childhood is no longer made. Does any one remember (from the 50's) a Nabisco cookie that was a marshmallow between two of their vanilla cookies? My grandfather worked for Nabisco and brought many types home, but they were my favorite. I don;t even remember the cookie's name.They were packed in a long narrow box of a single row, Just right for a lunch!! Any help out there.
Lee
outolunch
Junior Burger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/27 16:03:13
I think that Walkers Shortbread is probably the best store bought cookie out there -- particularly their "home bake" variety. Check out the list of ingredients:


Wheat flour, butter, sugar, salt

That's it, nothing else is in their shortbread cookies!
tamandmik
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/28 10:35:52
Has anyone mentioned Milano double chocolates yet? I'm not normally a sweets person, but I make an exception for these.
DavidEMartin
Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/28 17:55:20
MATT'S CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, a Chicago/Milwaukee area product. Very good soft cookies. Easy to eat half a bag.
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/28 18:45:54
Oreos - I prefer Double Stuff or fudge coated, Sue thinks that's overkill. Funny, I never liked them as a kid but have grown quite fond of them.

Milanos - the regular, mint, or the double-thick chocolate ones. Pepperidge Farm cookies seem to have lost something over the years but these (and the sugar cookies) still do it for us.

Those Walkers Shortbreads are fantastic.

Bergers - not a favorite of ours, but we tried some for the first time not too long ago and they are unique and interesting. But really too too much.

Used to love Freihofers chocolate chip cookies when we were in school in Upstate NY in the 70's. Distribution was very limited in those days, and they had a sort of cache, like Coors beer (believe it or not) back then for Easterners. We used to bring boxes of them back from Syracuse. Recent samplings proved to us that either we've changed or the cookies did. But then we don't know anyone who craves Coors anymore either...
Greyghost
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/28 20:17:02
Another vote for Walkers Shortbread. It stands alone without equal.

Freihofer's Chocolate Chip Cookies are a regional legend, but the company was sold years ago. The quality as it was, suffered. The legend does live on though through the smoke rings of memory when SUNY students were devoted to the blind munchies. The quality of the product dissipated as fast as the smoke rings did, yet the memory lingers.

I do wonder if the Freihofer's nostalgia is nostalgia for the cookie or the smoke.
soozycue520
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/29 01:11:22
Brussels are the best!!

AndreaB
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies 2007/11/29 08:46:07
YES the Pepperidge Farm Brussels and all the Pepperidge Farm cookies! I also love most of the Archway cookies, Pecan Sandies, and Toll House cookies (though homemade Toll House are better).

Andrea