Peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and snickerdoodles are some popular homemade cookies, while sugar and chocolate thumbprint cookies are popular for Christmas. Chips Ahoy, Pepperidge Farm, Oreo and Keebler are the names of popular brands for store-bought cookies.
Peanut butter cookies are a classic featuring a dough mostly made of peanut butter, flour and sugar. Bakers create drops of these cookies and flatten them by crisscrossing a fork. Chocolate chip cookies feature a sweet cookie dough, usually made with brown sugar and chocolate morsels. Some feature nuts.
Oatmeal raisin cookies start with a similar dough as chocolate chip, though they typically include cinnamon as a spice. Bakers add rolled oats and raisins.
Snickerdoodles start with a buttery sugar dough. Bakers roll the cookies in a mixture of white sugar and cinnamon. The cookies are characterized by a cracked surface.
For Christmas, bakers usually ice sugar cookies with festive designs. Thumbprint cookies start with a sugar cookie dough. However, bakers roll balls of the dough in nuts and create an indentation in the center before baking. They fill the indentation with a chocolate drop.
Chips Ahoy makes several varieties of chocolate chip cookies, including chewy and chunky versions. Pepperidge Farm makes fancy cookies such as Milano, which are delicate sugar cookie sandwiches with fudge filling. Oreos are also sandwiches, though they feature cream between chocolate cookies. Keebler is renowned for making fudge stripe cookies.