New Game: What's your favorite single FLAVOR in a cookie?

plllog

Rules:

1. Must be in a cookie, but you can argue for cookie adjacent

2. Must be ONE flavor, not a combination.

3. Not a kind of cookie, just a flavor.


Examples, chocolate chip is a kind of cookie, so that's out, but chocolate is okay, meaning chocolate in cookies, not necessarily a chocolate cookie, though that's included too. Oatmeal is probably out unless you're just wild for the flavor of oats. "Spice" is out, even if you buy a blend, but cinnamon is a good answer.


I was making Moravian ginger cookies and thinking about my very favorite cookie flavor component.

Molasses.

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Compumom

Hands down-- CHOCOLATE, strong, rich and dark!

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lovemrmewey

CHOCOLATE!

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Lars

Butter

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colleenoz

I cannot lie- chocolate!

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nancyofnc

Lemon for me.

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Olychick

Vanilla

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dcarch7 d c f l a s h 7 @ y a h o o . c o m

Ginger!

Sorry, chocolate is not a flavor. It is an ingredient. :-) :-) :-).

dcarch

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writersblock

I'm with Lars--butter.

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chloebud

Good vanilla. Also gotta agree with butter when it comes to flavor.

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chloebud

plllog, I'm just sharing this favorite with molasses. The recipe came from the Silver Palate girls. The cookies are chewy. Depending on preference, a bit longer baking will crisp them up. In the photo I added dots of royal icing for Christmas.


Molasses Cookies
(Makes 24 large flat cookies)

12 T. butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 350.

Melt butter, add sugar and molasses, and mix thoroughly. Lightly beat egg and add to butter mixture; blend well.

Sift flour with spices, salt and baking soda, and add to first mixture; mix. Batter will be very wet. (At this point I like to chill it for easier handling. Form the chilled dough into balls for baking.)

Lay a sheet of nonstick foil on a cookie sheet. Drop tablespoons of cookie batter on foil, leaving 3 inches between the cookies. They will spread during baking.

Bake until cookies start to darken, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven while still soft. Let cool on foil.



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Sherry

Almond. I have a sugar cookie recipe that I can't use anymore. It contains almond flavoring, butter and cream cheese. I have a grandson that is allergic to all three. I found another that is very good, but I sure miss the almond one.

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Cookie8

Anise. I love it in a good biscotti.

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LoneJack Zn 6a, KC

Is Macadamia nut a flavor?

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jerzeegirl

Lemon.

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bragu_DSM 5

vanilla ... the good kind, not the imitation

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Lars

Here's my recipe for butter cookies. I do add Amaretto to the cookies, but the dominant flavor is still the butter:

Lars’ Danish Butter Cookies

1-1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
1 to 1-1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 egg yolks, beaten
2-1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1-1/2 teaspoons Amaretto

Cream butter and sugar. Beat egg yolks in, one at a time. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Chill dough. Roll dough into small balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press dough with any press or glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 325 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove immediately from cookie sheet and cool.

Yield: about 30 cookies

Variations: You can substitute other flavorings for the Amaretto, such as a bit of grated lemon rind or vanilla or coconut.

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rob333 (zone 6b/7a)

So far, I'm like, butter! Yes, butter! Almond! Ooo almond!!! Chocolate. MMMmmm chocolate. I obviously can't pick.

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Bumblebeez SC Zone 7

Caramel

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chloebud

Ohhhh...yes...caramel's pretty darn good!

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l pinkmountain

Ginger.

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agmss15

Now I want cookies - lots and lots of cookies. Different flavors for different days. Right now maybe peanut as in peanut butter cookies.


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marcopolo5

Almond for me.

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TXSkeeter

Got to add on to the pile for molasses although ginger might come in as a close second.

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colleenoz

I do like aniseed biscotti. They’re not easy to find here. My mother told me she used to give them to me as a teething rusk :-)

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plllog

Thanks for playing everybody! This is fun! So interesting to see the spread of favorites. We used to make lots of different kinds of cookies, but recently, with so many people cutting back, it's just been the famous chocolate chips, and they don't even get all 'et up anymore. I make the ginger (molasses) cookies to have cut shapes, but I think I'm the only one who likes them better than chocolate chip. Not that I don't like chocolate and brown sugar, but molasses is so much better than molassesy sugar. :)

Chloebud, I was thinking how much I miss the molasses cookies a local bakery used to make. Yours look like a cousin to them. Thanks for the recipe.

Lars, thanks for your recipe, too. I 've never made butter cookies. I'll have to try it.

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arkansas girl

Favorite would be vanilla and least favorite(added because I felt like it) would have to be ANISE! To me, the anise spice ruins everything they put it in.

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amylou321

The LOOOOOOOOVE, of course!

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Anglophilia

Hands down, almond for me!

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caflowerluver

Molasses is my favorite.

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seagrass_gw

Lemon for me!

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fawnridge (Ricky)

Chocolate. But, is Marzipan a flavor? Is so, that's my favorite.

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Cookie8

colleenoz - these are the ones I used to make. I hadn't had them in years and are now off limits for me. My favourite cookie ever.

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/9793/anise-biscotti/

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plllog

I'd call marzipan boozy almond flavor. :) Sure it's a flavor. Nothing else tastes like marzipan. That's the rose water, but it doesn't really taste of rose water--the rose water changes it from just being almond to being marzipan.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b

I have more than one favorite.

Butter indeed - and nutmeg.


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ci_lantro

Dark chocolate.

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escolat

Peanut butter..nothing better with ice cold milk on the side!

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bcskye

Chocolate, no, anise, no, chocolate....

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annie1992

Molasses, definitely, although it's barely a winner over maple. I love maple but it's the molasses that makes me take a bite of something and smile. Both butter and lemon made me stop and think for a minute, though...

Annie

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