Slideshow: We Try Every Flavor of Archway Cookies

Windmill
Windmill
This was the best cookie we tried. It is Archway's version of a speculoos cookie—a spiced shortbread biscuit—and it comes in a cute windmill shape. It's warmly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, and we wouldn't mind putting this on a cookie plate for guests.
Iced Circus Animals
Iced Circus Animals
These brought us back to our elementary school days, when we were completely enraptured with the idea of eating a hot pink, animal-shaped cookie with multi-colored round sprinkles. The sprinkles provide that same crunch we loved so much as kids, and the frosting is perfectly sweet and cookie crunchy.
Rocky Road
Rocky Road
This cookie, dotted with chocolate chunks and marshmallow nougat blobs, has a cocoa-y flavor that's deepened by the chocolate chunks.
Coconut Macaroon
Coconut Macaroon
These were pleasantly chewy with shards of shredded coconut for textural contrast. We just wish there had been more coconut flavor.
Shortbread
Shortbread
Buttery is the only way to describe this cookie, and that intensely sweet, buttery flavor might be overkill for some. Still, it's good enough to end up on a cookie plate, but might be that one which people eat only when the better flavors are gone.
Iced Lemonade
Iced Lemonade
The same base is used here as in the shortbread, but is topped with a cloyingly sweet lemony glaze that tastes vaguely of pink lemonade. It is a little less buttery than the plain shortbread, and has a pleasant crunch that doesn't crumble into cookie dust when you take a bite.
Ginger Snaps
Ginger Snaps
These are crispy cookies that could use more ginger flavor.
Classic Soft Oatmeal
Classic Soft Oatmeal
This cookie is the base for a variety of other oatmeal cookies in the lineup. It has a sturdy yet chewy texture that can absorb a lot of milk without crumbling into your glass. The milk also helps bring out the flavor of the spices.
Iced Oatmeal Crispy
Iced Oatmeal Crispy
This is a good snacking cookie. The two bite cookies have the super-sweet icing and are harder than the classic soft variety.
Date Oatmeal
Date Oatmeal
The classic oatmeal cookies with dates instead of raisins.
Dutch Cocoa
Dutch Cocoa
Dutch Cocoa had a weak cocoa flavor compared to the other chocolate cookies but we liked that it wasn't too sweet.
Frosty Lemon
Frosty Lemon
These flower shaped cookies are of the soft variety, which is nice to see in a store-bought lemon cookie (is it just us or do they tend to all be crunchy/hard?) These don't have the most lemony flavor but what's there is pleasantly mild and most importantly, they don't taste like detergent.
Pecan Turtle
Pecan Turtle
These chewy cookies are a new flavor to the line. They're filled with milk chocolate chunks, caramel pieces, and pecans, though the caramel flavor dominates.
Old-Fashioned Molasses
Old-Fashioned Molasses
Spiced cookies from the soft line, with a sanding of sugar on top.
Iced Molasses
Iced Molasses
These are the original soft molasses cookies scaled down, shaped into circles, and topped with a sugary icing.
Chocolate Chip Minis
Chocolate Chip Minis
These small chocolate chip cookies use bittersweet chocolate chips, but overall, we prefer Famous Amos for bite-sized ccc's.
Oatmeal Raisin Minis
Oatmeal Raisin Minis
These are small versions of the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. We like the larger ones better for dunking.