Betcha can't eat just one

Betcha can't eat just one

Tough cookie. Smart cookie. That’s the way the cookie crumbles. Like it or not, cookies are part of our cultural lexicon, and with good reason. This sweet treat is among the most popular desserts ever—in fact, research from suggests that an average American adult will eat nearly 19,000 cookies in their lifetime.

In honor of our cookie-loving culture and National Cookie Day (December 4th), the Foodgōd team rounded up the biggest, most decadent, and most delicious cookies from around the world. Dig in!

S’mores Cookie Sandwich

Zays Bakes, London, UK

S'mores cookie sandwich

If making the decision between a cookie, candy, and a s’more is too taxing, why not combine all three? That’s just what London’s Zays Bakes has done with their s’mores cookie sandwich, two marshmallow-and-chocolate-stuffed chocolate chip cookies with candy, Oreos, and white chocolate on top. Just don’t tell your dentist.

Lucky Charmed

Schmackary’s, New York, NY

Lucky charmed cookie

Who says that cookies can’t be a breakfast food? Nobody told the geniuses at Schmackary’s in New York, who have topped one of their oversized cookies with marshmallow frosting and Lucky Charms cereal.

Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookie

Bakin’ You Crazy, Pittsburgh, PA

Chocolate chip oreo cookie

The old cookie conundrum: do you eat something from a box, or make it from scratch? Luckily, you no longer have to make that choice, thanks to the Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies from Pittsburgh’s Bakin’ You Crazy. This cookie inception is the perfect treat for those who want to satisfy their soft and crunchy cravings all at once, too.

Je T’Epouse Dans L’Heure

Scoop Me a Cookie, Paris, France

Scoop Me a Cookie Pretzel Peanut cookie

You don’t have to pick between sweet and savory at Scoop Me a Cookie in Paris. This adventurous bakery packs their Je T’Epouse Dans L’Heure—meaning “I’ll Marry You in the Hour”—with peanuts, pretzels, and fudge. We’d certainly put a ring on that.

Glitter Rainbow Cookie

Zola Bakes, Miami, FL

Glitter rainbow cookie

Fill up on fabulous in Miami with one of Zola Bakes’ gorgeous tri-color cookies. Instead of the traditional pink, yellow, and green, Zola Bakes makes their cookies in red, white, and blue, and tops them with an ample helping of chocolate and edible glitter.

Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie

Summer House Santa Monica, CA

Peanut butter fudge cookie

Chocolate chip cookies just got a whole lot more decadent, thanks to Summer House Santa Monica. This Santa Monica eatery’s chocolate chip cookies are topped with huge pieces of peanut butter fudge. Moderation is overrated, anyway.

Bounty Cookie

White Bakery, Chieti, Italy

White Bakery Bounty cookie

The Bounty cookie from White Bakery in Chieti, Italy is a big, beautiful dessert that you won’t be able to get enough of. Topped with melted milk chocolate, white chocolate, shredded coconut, and Bounty candies, this is one cookie you’ll go coconuts over.

Fried Oreos

Creamline, New York, NY

Fried Oreos

Fried Oreos, once a state fair staple, have found a home at Creamline in New York. Dipped in a thick layer of batter, deep-fried until golden brown, and topped with a dusting of powdered sugar, these cookies are not-so-little slices of heaven.

Apple Crumble Cookie

DoughHouse, Mudgeeraba, QLD, Australia

Doughhouse apple crumble cookie

If it’s got fruit in it, it’s practically health food, right? That’s the attitude you’ll want to take at DoughHouse in Mudgeeraba, Australia, where they serve an apple crumble cookie the size of your head.

Monster Boooookie Sandwich

Sugar Rush Marshmallows, Orlando, FL

Monster Booooookie Cookie Sandwich

Orlando’s Sugar Rush Marshmallows isn’t messing around when it comes to making over-the-top desserts. Case in point: their Monster Booooookie Sandwich, a pair of activated charcoal cookies with dark marshmallow batter. Now, that’s one cookie that looks scary good.

Nutella-Stuffed Red Velvet Cookies

Bake My Day, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Nutella red velvet cookies

Give your inner chocoholic a thrill by indulging in the Nutella-stuffed red velvet cookies at Bake My Day in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This bakery packs thick red velvet cookies with creamy Nutella filling, making for one seriously decadent dessert.

Cookie Shot Glasses

Dominique Ansel Bakery, New York, NY

Cookie shot glass

World-renowned baker Dominique Ansel is at it again, this time taking cookies in a creative direction no one could have anticipated. His chocolate cookie shot glasses are the perfect edible vessel for milk, making these great for on-the-go cookie emergencies—hey, it happens.

Salted Caramel Filled PB Cup Cookie Skillet

Little G Ice Cream Co., New York, NY

Salted caramel filled peanut butter cup cookie

If you think bigger is better when it comes to dessert, get a load of Little G Ice Cream Co.’s salted caramel-filled peanut butter cup cookie skillet. This dinner-plate-sized cookie is loaded with mini peanut butter cups, chocolate chips, and an ample helping of vanilla ice cream, just in case your sweet tooth wasn’t already satisfied.

Giant Christmas Cookie

Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Giant Christmas cookie

Christmas is all about the joy of giving, but when it comes to holiday treats, it’s sometimes better to receive. Such is the case with the giant Christmas cookie served at Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill in Fort Lauderdale. This massive red velvet cookie comes stacked with Oreos, milk chocolate, white chocolate, marshmallows, and even a powdered donut. Now we know how Santa got that gut.

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