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March Madness: Get to Know Today's Competitors

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As predicted, peanut butter cookies stole the show in the vote yesterday; they beat out pecan bars by a big margin. But will they make it to the final four? Not as expected, you pushed aside classic whoopie pies to crown almond crescents the winner in that bout. Perhaps the cakey consistency of whoopie pies made them unfit to be named the best cookies of all time?

Today's matches are Molasses vs. Rugelach and Oatmeal Raisin vs. Chocolate Marshmallow.

Meet the competitors:

Molasses: These treats have a spicy kick similar to gingerbread, but they have a chewy texture—not like the crisp gingerbread cookies we're used to.

Rugelach: These Jewish crescent-shaped cookie are made by rolling a triangular piece of dough around a filling. They're usually made with sour cream or cream cheese dough to make the pastry rich and filled with things like chocolate, raisins, jams, or nuts.

Oatmeal Raisin: These well-known drop cookies are great for cookie-lovers that don't crave chocolate (yes, they exist). Substitute dried cranberries or other dried fruit if you're not in a raisin mood.

Chocolate Marshmallow: In the U.S., grocery stores stock various brands of these cookies (ever heard of Mallomars?) while in Canada, these chocolatey morsels are known as Whippets. Each cookie consists of a graham cracker base topped with a marshmallow and enrobed in chocolate.


Which is the better cookie?

  • Molasses (53%, 59 Votes)
  • Rugelach (47%, 53 Votes)

Total Voters: 112

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Which is the better cookie?

  • Oatmeal Raisin (69%, 76 Votes)
  • Chocolate Marshmallow (31%, 34 Votes)

Total Voters: 110

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