9 Types of Cookie Dough You Should Try

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Warm, rich, ooey-gooey cookies, fresh out of the oven. Is there anything better? There is a resounding answer for cookie enthusiasts: the cookie dough itself.

Around half of all cookies baked in homes in the U.S. each year are chocolate chip cookies. But there are so many different types of cookies you can make. The versatility of cookie dough allows you to come up with even more creative cookie batter options for every taste.

Whether you’re looking for something tasty to bake or you just want to sneak a sample of some of that raw dough right out of the bowl, you’ll find some yummy ideas right here. Keep reading for 9 mouth-watering cookie options below.

1. Caramel Popcorn Cookie Dough

While this cookie dough may seem unconventional, the sweetness of the caramel perfectly balances out the saltiness of the popcorn for a best-of-both-worlds blend that’s sure to please in a portable cookie form.

Make your cookie dough base as usual, except you’re going to add in caramel chips or bite-sized caramel candy bits into the dough. Blend in lightly salted popcorn pieces into a bow and bake.

If you prefer, you can also use crushed-up pieces of real caramel popcorn, leaving just enough big chunks to stick out here and there for added flavor and texture.

2. Double Chocolate Oreos n’ Creme Cookie Dough

For this creamy Oreo-tastic cookie dough recipe, you’ll start with a basic chocolate cookie dough base.

Then you’ll take a package of Oreo cookies and separate the cookie creme from the outer cookie parts and put it into a separate bowl. With the cookie parts of your Oreos, place them into a plastic sealed bag and crush them up into pieces.

Mix the Oreo cookie creme into the chocolate cookie dough, then combine the Oreo cookie pieces into the bowl. Sneak a taste or pop them in the oven for an Oreo Creme dream.

3. Black Forest Cake Cherry Cookie Dough

To make the ultimate black forest cookie dough, you will combine chopped maraschino cherries and bits of dried cherries together and bake them into a chocolate cookie dough base, topped with chocolate chips. Sure chocolate chip is the champ of cookie dough, but this will win over even the pickiest of palates with an unforgettable taste combination

If you really want to go daring, turn a package of brownie mix into the ultimate fudgy textured cookie flavor. What you’ll get is that rich chocolatey taste with gooey melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chips and that sweet but tangy flavor of the cherries interplaying with one another in each bite.

4. Double Mint Cookie Dough

Feeling extra daring? If you like the taste of mint cookies, you’ll love these. You can use a regular or chocolate cookie dough base.

What really sets these cookies off though is their combination of an Andes chocolate mint candy tucked into the center and topped with crushed candy cane pieces. Bite into them and you’ll be greeted by that cool rush of creamy mint complemented in the center and the familiar crunch of the crushed candy cane peppermint topping.

With Christmas coming up, Santa himself is sure to enjoy a few of these types of cookies on his plate. After all, Santa consumes an estimated 300 million cookies on Christmas Eve in the U.S. alone, so he’ll be happy to have some variety to choose from.

5. Graham Cracker S’more Cookie Dough

Few things go together better than chocolate, marshmallow, and graham crackers. But it doesn’t have to be Summertime for you to enjoy a s’more. When your s’more is in cookie form, you can enjoy it anytime, as a chilled standalone cookie dough or as a tasty baked treat.

By combining crushed-up graham cracker pieces, mini marshmallows, and chunks of Hershey’s milk chocolate together, you’ve got a portable handheld s’more with less mess but all of the flavor.

If you want to slightly toast your marshmallows ahead of time for a more toasty flavor straight out of the campfire.

6. Caramel and Apple Oatmeal Cookie Dough

Oatmeal cookies are a tried and true staple amongst the different types of cookies out there. While oatmeal raisin has been a standard recipe for making cookies, there are other variations to try as well.

Dried bits of apples and pieces of caramel candy blend together in a taste sensation that is reminiscent of the Fall season. Like a warm bowl of oatmeal and a mini apple pie all in one.

You can also mix in some cinnamon sugar dust into the batter to really play up the flavors. You’ll have a hearty and filling cookie that goes great with coffee or tea.

7. Strawberry Lemonade Sugar Cookie Dough

Sugar cookies don’t have to be bland and boring. You can incorporate fruit flavors into your sugar cookie dough for a variety of fun new cookie batter options.

Use fresh or frozen processed fruit like strawberries or add a JELL-O gelatin packet to your cookie dough during the mixing process. Use a few teaspoons of lemonade concentrate to add the zesty lemon flavor to your sugar cookies.

Dust them with coarse sugar before putting them into the oven. The sweetness of the sugar balances the tartness of the strawberry and lemon flavors.

8. Maple Walnut Spice Cookie Dough

Maple Walnut Spice cookies are the perfect companion for the changing of the seasons. This cookie dough recipe combines ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, brown sugar, maple syrup, and chopped walnuts together into a decadent light and fluffy cookie bursting with a sweet nutty flavor.

You can frost the cookies with an additional maple frosting layer and top them with walnut pieces or you can mix them into the cookie dough batter. Each bite will transport you to the flavors of Fall with a satisfying crunch and a taste of delicate warm and earthy notes.

9. Pumpkin Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookie Dough

While not the sole inventor of gingerbread cookies, Queen Elizabeth I is the first person credited with creating gingerbread into the shapes of men to represent her many suitors as well as visiting dignitaries. Gingerbread cookies can be soft and spicy, despite not actually containing any real ginger.

Its molasses base creates a dense yet airy cookie. Combining it with the moistness of pumpkin will give your cookie dough a warm aroma and texture. Change up your cookie dough options even more by incorporating butterscotch chips into your recipe to add to its flavor profile.

Find More Delicious Cookie Flavors at Batch Cookie Shop

Your cookie dough ingredients can be whatever you choose. Whether you’re ordering cookies online or making cookies yourself at home in your own kitchen, everyone agrees that cookies are one of the best snack foods in America. Cookies bring people together.

At Batch Cookie Shop, that’s precisely what we want to do too. We’ve been baking our own special cookie dough recipes in our family kitchens and we’re sharing them with you in-store in Gilbert, AZ and online for shipping. Come see what we’re all about.

Browse more of our tasty cookie varieties on our site and order yours today.