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
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.
This cookie, dotted with chocolate chunks and marshmallow nougat blobs, has a cocoa-y flavor that's deepened by the chocolate chunks.
These have the same cocoa flavor as the Rocky Roads but are studded with white chocolate chips.
These were pleasantly chewy with shards of shredded coconut for textural contrast. We just wish there had been more coconut flavor.
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.
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.
This cookie is chock full of peanut butter flavor, with chips to boost the flavor even more. Less impressive was the chalky, dry texture.
These are crispy cookies that could use more ginger flavor.
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
This is a good snacking cookie. The two bite cookies have the super-sweet icing and are harder than the classic soft variety.
While the raisins in these cookies weren't as big as we'd like, there are a good amount and they add flavor and chew. As with the other oatmeal cookies in the line, a dunk in milk is key to bringing out the spices and giving it a soft, plump texture.
The classic oatmeal cookies with dates instead of raisins.
Dutch Cocoa had a weak cocoa flavor compared to the other chocolate cookies but we liked that it wasn't too sweet.
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.
Essentially Archway's take on a thumbprint cookie, this one was filled with a jammy raspberry filling.
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.
Spiced cookies from the soft line, with a sanding of sugar on top.
These are the original soft molasses cookies scaled down, shaped into circles, and topped with a sugary icing.
The original chewy oatmeal cookie gets a sprinkling of icing, which we liked for its restraint.
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
These are small versions of the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. We like the larger ones better for dunking.