Cookies come in a number of forms and can be classified as drop cookies, refrigerator cookies, molded cookies, rolled cookies, pressed cookies, bar cookies, sandwich cookies, and fried cookies. I hazard to guess that there is two other types of cookies, usually undocumented to protect the guilty: the unbaked cookie dough cookie, and the really, really, REALLY well done cookie (okay, we can use the words burned, charred, incinerated, blackened).l The former we are all guilty of indulging, but I am pretty sure that the latter, not a SINGLE reader knows what I am talking about!
Cookies are a billion-plus dollar a year industry. Consumers are not just buying the good old standbys like chocolate chip and peanut butter, they are splurging on designer cookies! Move over Miss Sugar Cookie, here comes Oatmeal White Chocolate Cranberry (ya that's one cookie, not 3), Chocolate Cherry Jumble, Southern Sweet Potato Pecan Spice Cookie, Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie, and the list goes on and on! There are so many variations on the chocolate chip cookie that to stand up and be noticed, they are referred with "original" or "classic".