Rolled To No Bake, 8 Cookie Varieties To Try

The love of cookies knows no bounds. There are countless options available. A cookie is available for every occasion and every taste, whether it be a classic chocolate chip cookie or a beautiful gingerbread cookie with cutouts.  As long as it doesn't result in a dispute over who gets to lick the spoon, baking is the best way to bring families together. The wonderful aroma they leave in the kitchen and the fact that they make wonderful gifts are the benefits that may be overlooked. Depending on where in the world you are, they can have a vast variety of tastes, forms, and textures. Did you know there are 8 different sorts of cookies depending on how the dough is treated, ranging from light and crisp to chewy and soft?  Let's have a look at it.  

Drop Cookies 

The images of huge batches of cookie dough ready to be spread out on a sheet pan are often what come to mind when most people think of baking cookies.  Soft dough is used to make drop cookies, which are placed on a baking sheet with the help of spoon or scoop.  Most drop cookie recipes, like those for chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies, spread and flatten while baking; however, certain drop cookie recipes, like those for some macaroons or oatmeal drops, maintain a significant portion of their original drop shape even after baking. 

Bar Cookies 

Bar cookies are, in many respects, the simplest and quickest way to create cookies.  When making bar cookies, the dough and all of the ingredients are piled and pushed into a pan or baking dish.  The pan is then baked and divided into small portions, such as cookie pizzas, lemon bars, or peanut butter bars. 

Rolled Cookies 

Since the dough typically needs to be cooled before it can be rolled and cut, rolled and cut cookies need much more time and preparation than drop or bar cookies.  The dough can be cut with pastry wheels, knives, or cookie cutters once it has been rolled out.  Typical rolled and cut cookie examples are sugar cookies and gingerbread men. 

Molded Cookies 

A considerably stiffer dough that can be handled much like clay is used to make moulded biscuits.  Typically, moulded cookies are formed into balls or other basic shapes.  As most recipes call for rolling the dough into a ball and pressing it with a fork to create a crisscross pattern, peanut butter cookies are among the most popular moulded cookies. 

Sandwich Cookies 

Depending on what you choose to place in the centre of the cookie, you can make sandwich cookies from any basic cookie type.  Two soft drop-style chocolate cookies with a vanilla crème filling make up a conventional whoopie pie.  Shortbread that has been rolled and cut is frequently used to make jam sandwich cookies. 

No Bake Cookies 

Cookies that don't require baking are quick, simple, and ideal for hot days when you don't want to turn on the oven.  No-bake cookies typically resemble a cross between a candy bar and a cookie and belong to the subcategories of moulded or bar cookies.  Others, like the well-known Rice Krispies Treats, are pressed into a pan and sliced into bars. Some no-bake cookies, such chocolate peanut butter, are shaped into balls. 

Refrigerator Cookies  

A firm dough is used to make refrigerator cookies, also referred to as ice box cookies, which are then cut into rounds after being chilled in a log.  One of the most popular ice box biscuits is shortbread. 

Pressed Cookies 

Given that they require a particular instrument to make, pressed cookies are among the least popular cookies created at home. Pressed cookies are prepared from soft dough that is formed into various ornamental shapes using a cookie press (also known as a cookie gun) or pastry tube, much how icing is used to decorate cakes.  Examples of pressed cookies are butter cookies and spritz cookies.