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Winners of the Cookies vs Brownies Debate

Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff

October 9, 2015
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cookies vs browniesby Catalogs.com Info Guru Oliver Vandervoort

When you are looking for the perfect sweet snack or dessert, you really can’t go wrong choosing either a cookie or a brownie.

Given the chance, most people would pick one (or more) of each but that is usually not the case. Unless you are usually awash in sweet you are usually going to have to make a choice. When you are talking about the best of cookies vs brownies, that decision is incredibly difficult. In the end, making the decision comes down to just what kind of tastes you lean towards when a decision is needed.


10. Super chocolate brownie

brownies

You cannot go wrong if you are leaning towards the traditional chocolate brownie. That taste is even better if you can find a brownie that is extra chocolatey. The chunky, chocolate powered brownies that Bake Me A Wish offers are the kind that will make sure you can’t eat just one.

9. Swiss Colony

fancy brownies

While the traditional chocolate brownie is among the best of the best when talking about taste treats, you can always improve upon the original. The folks at the Swiss Colony have found a way to take the regular old chocolate brownie and given it a gourmet spin thanks to different kinds of icings and toppings. Best of all, you don’t have to choose just one kind with their gift tins.

8. Pittman Davis

Gingerbread man

While gingerbread cookies are often thought of as a seasonal cookie, you really can enjoy them any time of year. The best gingerbread cookies are going to be sugary enough to satisfy that sweet tooth but have just enough kick to remind you that you are eating a truly different cookie from the more traditional varieties. Grab yourself a foot tall Gingerbread Man from Pittman Davis and you really will have a great dessert on your hands.

7. Bakery Cookies

pecan fruitcake cookies

One aspect that seems to put us firmly in the cookie corner when being forced to make a decision is the sheer volume of different kinds of cookies that can be enjoyed. Most people think of cookies as all having a similar texture or shape, but we already showed that shapes can be very different for cookies – some cookies almost want to be a cake. Want a cookie that is truly different from most others? Try out a pecan fruitcake cookie for a different gourmet sweet.

6. Cookies by Design

cookie sandwich

Another great old standby when talking about what sweet to decide on is the oatmeal cookie. For most, just popping one of these into your mouth reminds you of childhood, even if you tasted one for the first time as a grown adult. Cookies by Design takes the oatmeal cookie just a step further by transforming them into layers of goodness as a cookie sandwich, which gets you double the cookie and some icing as well.

5. Savannah’s Candy Kitchen

brownies

While most brownies are built on a dependable chocolate base, there are a few different ways bakers can still go to punch up the taste and bring all new delights to those with hardy sweet cravings. The people at Savannah’s Candy Kitchen have found a way to put together fudge brownies with Creme de Menthe flavoring in a way that is sure to make your mouth water.

4. Mail Order Cake

cake bars

When is a cookie almost not a cookie? When it comes as a bar, especially a cake bar. These may be pushing the rules for “cookie” but you won’t argue when you taste one, or two, or three. Look for a treat that rolls all the goodness of traditional fruitcake into a cookie that will have you grabbing one for breakfast, lunch and before bed snack.

3. Mrs. Fields

classic cookies

No fair, you say? Let’s get back to basics with the classic cookies from Mrs. Fields, who made her name with everyone’s basic – and way more than basically delicious – cookie varieties: chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and classic sugar. With a cold glass of milk, any of these will give that giant brownie a run for its money.

2. Cookies by Design

fudge cookies

It kind of qualifies as a cookie – see the cookie dough mix-ins – especially because the perfect taste balance of fudge goodness and cookie crunch will have you voting for this entry. The fudge cookies from Cookies by Design makes good use of fudge – there won’t be any left when you share this treat with your friends.

1. Online Flowers and More

berries and brownies

This a combination that will have Team Cookie shouting “not fair!” many online flower stores have combined an assortment of brownies – Moist Chocolate Chip, Creamy Peanut Butter Swirl, Scrumptious Macaroon and Blissful Blondie – or other baked goods, and flowers, with classic berries. We would declare a winner, but need to test some more!



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