The Top 6 Different Types of Cookies Available and Recipe

Cookies are some of the most popular snacks we consume. Tasting quite good, these cousins of biscuits can be perfect accompaniments for tea, coffee, milk, smoothie, or any other soft beverage. And just like pizzas, they come in all shapes and sizes, providing several varieties from which to choose. These include but not limited to bar cookies, molded cookies, and drop cookies, which can be made from different types of ingredients.

A good example of bar cookies is paleo crockpot chocolate chip and walnut cookies. Yummy and inspired by the popular Paleo diet, these coconut-oil-infused cookies can be easily made at home as long as the right ingredients are provided. And if you are a Sun Basket subscriber, you can have those ingredients plus the recipe delivered to your doorstep with convenience. Don’t worry, I’ll show you how to make them. But first things first; Sun Basket!

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The Top 6 Different Types of Cookies Available

They are as follows;

1. Bar Cookies

Just as their name implies, bar cookies are cookies readied and cut into bite-sized bars and sometimes bite-sized squares. Baked in a shallow pan, they can be firm or soft, depending on your preference. Also, they can have various bases, toppings, or fillings. A good example is the fudgy chocolate brownie cookies.

2. Molded Cookies

Molded cookies are “molded” by hand. What’s more, these cookies can be pressed with a fork/glass or rolled in a suitable coating such as chopped nuts before baking. Italian vanilla cookies, biscotti cookies, and peanut butter cookies are common examples of molded cookies.

3. Drop Cookies

Oatmeal cookies and chocolate chip cookies all fall under the category of drop cookies. Making these cookies entails dropping soft doughs you’ve shaped onto a cookie sheet and baking them in the oven. Since they will flatten and spread out a little bit during cooking, it is imperative that you allow at least 1.5 inches between your cookies.

4. Pressed Cookies

Spritz and other pressed cookies are made by forcing the dough through a cookie press directly onto a baking sheet. They are some of the easiest types of cookies to make.

5. Refrigerator Cookies

These cookies include pinwheels cookies, icebox cookies, cornmeal cookies, and butter cookies. They are made by forming the dough into several, long even rolls about 2 inches wide. These rolls are then wrapped in plastic wrap, aluminum foil, or wax paper and then chilled before being baked. This results in more flavorful cookies with a luscious butterscotch flavor, plus a thicker and chewier texture not to mention a browner look.

6. Cutout/ RolledCookies

Called cutout because they are created from a stiff dough cut into various shapes using cookie cutters. Gingerbread cookies are a good example of these cookies.

Paleo Crock Pot Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies Recipe

i. Difficulty Level: Easy.

ii. Cook Time: 2-1/2 Hours.

iii. Servings: 4.

iv. Number of Calories/Serving: 136.2 Kcal.


What You Will Need

i. 2 large bowls.

ii. Parchment paper.

iii. A crockpot.

iv. A whisk.


i. 3 cups finely ground almond meal.

ii. 2 tsp. ground cinnamon.

iii. 1/2 cup coconut oil melted.

iv. 1 tsp. ground ginger.

v. 2 cups coconut sugar.

vi. 1 tsp. vanilla extract.

vii. 2 egg whites.

viii. 3 tsp. baking powder.

ix. 1 cup chopped walnuts.

x. 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips.

xi. 1 teaspoon salt.


Step 1: Wash all your washable ingredients.

Step 2: Make the batter;

i. Transfer the coconut oil into one bowl.

ii. Stir in sugar.

iii. Add the egg white and vanilla extract, then whisk that until well combined.

iv. Mix the ground cinnamon, baking powder, almond meal, ginger, and salt in the second bowl.

v. Transfer the content of the second bowl into the first bowl and whisk until well blended.

vi. Stir in the chopped walnuts and chocolate chips.

Step 3: Cook the cookies;

i. Line the crockpot with parchment paper.

ii. Lubricate the parchment paper with coconut oil.

iii. Transfer the dough to the crockpot and press down evenly.

iv. Cook the dough on low heat for about 2 hours or until the outside of the cookies appear golden brown, and the inside is soft but not sticky.

Step 4: Serve;

i. Use the parchment paper to carefully and gently lift the bar out of the crockpot, transferring it to a clean surface.

ii. Let the bar cool off before cutting it into tiny bite-size pieces.

iii. Enjoy while still warm with your favorite beverage.

For me and my partner, we love to take our cookies with milk or warm chocolate. If none of those are available, we use coffee instead.

Nutritional Value Per Serving

i. Total Fat: 10.6g.

ii. Sugars: 7.7g.

iii. Protein: 2.6 g.

iv. Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g.

v. Sodium: 117.9mg.

vi. Potassium: 108.3 mg.

Final Thoughts

There are six different types of cookies you can buy or make at home. These are namely; bar cookies, molded cookies, drop cookies, pressed cookies, refrigerator cookies, and cutout/rolled cookies. Understanding these types of cookies will enable you to choose the most suitable type of cookie for your consumption. It is my hope that this post helped you understand each of them and learn how to make paleo crockpot chocolate chip and walnut cookies, which are very popular on Sun Basket. Do you have any other type of cookie in mind? If yes, feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below so that we know. With nothing more to add, good luck with the above recipe.

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