Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? Soft or crunchy, fresh-baked or store-bought, they’re among the most beloved treats. There’s no shortage of packaged chocolate chip cookies at the supermarket, but some are definitely superior to others. To prove it, we taste-tested 25 brands.
While the standard recipe for chocolate chip cookies is simple — just mix up a batter with flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, butter, vanilla, eggs and chocolate chips — the cookies you’ll find in the supermarket tend to be a lot more complicated. They need to be shelf-stable, so you’ll often find stabilizers and preservatives, and many formulas don’t even contain eggs or milk. When it comes to cookies, home-baked is usually better, but there’s something about the packaged kind that brings out the kid in all of us.
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Our panel of 15 tasters sampled each one in a blind tasting, and graded each on factors including taste, texture and amount of chocolate chips per cookie. In the end, one brand was a clear champion.
Click through the slideshow above to see our ranking.