Last updated on May 20, 2019 by Liza Hawkins
Here’s a list of some of milk’s favorite cookies (for dunking) AND ways to make the experience even more fun!
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It has been scientifically proven that dunking cookies leads to better flavor. However, what hasn’t been scientifically proven is which cookies are the best to dunk in an ice-cold glass of milk.
Assembled for review by avid cookie lovers, here is a list of some of the best cookies for dunking as well as a handful of proposals that should make the experience even more enjoyable.
With a little hard work and a lot of empty stomachs, one should be able to discover which cookie-and-milk combination reigns supreme.
1. Sandwich Cookies
Oreo has long advertised itself as milk’s favorite cookie, and it’s easy to see why. The regularly crunchy cookies that form the sandwich soak up milk like two sponges, turning a dunked Oreo into a soft, deliciously creamy treat.
However, Oreos have the tendency to become too delicate too quickly, and without the proper procedure, many dunkers lose their cookies to a deep, milky grave.
You can get all the flavor of a milk-drenched Oreo without any dunking whatsoever by nibbling on cookies ‘n’ cream cookies.
Soft and gooey without the danger of disintegration, these treats are as smooth as Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Crème candy bars, which you can find at purveyors of Hershey’s around the country.
Plus, you can easily dunk the cookies for even more creamy flavor.
2. Chocolate Chip Cookies
While individuals may debate about the best kind of cookie, the outstanding winner is obviously classic chocolate chip cookies.
Perfect in flavor and consistency before baking to after, the chocolate chip cookie is both incredibly simple and dastardly complex.
When paired with milk, these treats maintain their rich chocolaty flavor while their crunchy, caramelized exterior soaks up the cream, creating a uniquely sweet, velvety experience.
The inclusion of more chocolate makes the deep flavors of the cookie stand out amidst the milk.
There is no better way to pack a cookie with more of the good stuff than by substituting puny chocolate chips for something more substantial: Hershey’s Kisses.
The surprise, luscious center in these loaded chocolate chip cookies will dramatically improve every dunk into milk.
The Italians had a different method of making cookies perfect for dunking.
Biscotti are the dense, hard cookies that adults munch on to satisfy their dual desires of appearing mature and eating cookies.
The stiffness of the cookie is no accident; biscotti are purposefully firm to provide unending security during dunking into any liquid, be it hot coffee or cold milk.
The signature biscotti crunch is made by twice-baking the dough, but some vendors have been softening their recipes to appeal to diners with more sensitive teeth.
However, these spongier cookies will certainly crumble after not too in liquid, which is disappointing for most enjoyers of the treat.
Instead of tinkering with the time-perfected toughness of biscotti, you should experiment with different flavor combinations, like chocolate candy cane or caramel macchiato.
When faced with bland milk, you will find any of these interesting tastes a monumental improvement.
4. Peanut Butter Cookies
Chocoholics are rivaled in their fervent devotion to sweets by only one other group: peanut butter lovers.
Peanut butter lovers will go to any lengths to taste their favorite topping, from spreading it on vegetables to baking it into cookies.
Peanut butter cookies’ milk game remains strong, as they can turn incredibly dry in a matter of days.
The cookies are some of the oldest and easiest treats still enjoyed by millions; however, the peanut butter cookie is long overdue for an update.
There are dozens of ways to improve upon peanut butter cookies because the classic cookie is so basic. The easiest way is to throw into the dough a few scoops of Reese’s Pieces, which will add a satisfying crunch alongside the creamy texture.
A more popular method of intensifying plain peanut butter cookies is by adding cocoa to the cookie dough, turning them into blossoms with a Hershey’s Kiss as a topper or by hiding a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup miniature inside—these last solutions will satisfy both peanut butter lovers and chocoholics alike, especially if they have glasses of milk handy.
5. Oatmeal Cookies
Truth be told, oatmeal cookies are often the bane of cookie lovers.
They are chewy rather than crunchy, and most oatmeal cookies are less sweet or rich than most cookie lovers enjoy.
Though the thirsty oatmeal soaks up tons of milk, making the cookies excellent dunkers, oatmeal cookies just don’t have the positive PR to make them dunking stars—until now.
Savvy bakers who want to introduce a little healthful oatmeal into their diners’ diets should consider adding a bit of chocolate to their oatmeal cookie recipes to sweeten the deal.
Chocolate chips and shavings will both add necessary richness to make dunking in milk absolutely sublime, though adventurous bakers may experiment with other flavors, like butterscotch or peanut butter chips.
About the author: Christopher is a well known professional chef and professional blogger too, and here he is sharing milk’s favorite cookies, and how to make them better!