35 Best Crumbl Cookies Ranked - Tasting Table (2024)

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ByJudy Moreno/

Crumbl Cookies has exploded onto the scene and made a huge splash in the food world with its enormous, creative, beautiful, and downright delicious fresh-baked cookies. Opening up new franchise locations seemingly every day, in some areas there may even be as many Crumbl store locations as Chipotle or Dunkin. Crumbl's skyrocketing popularity is, in large part, thanks to social media, where avid fans post reviews, pics, and songs of praise on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and, of course, TikTok. With nearly 200 flavors and counting, Crumbl is expanding in every conceivable way.

Here's the Crumbl rumble: The menu changes weekly to feature four or five different flavors of cookies, some returning favorites and some brand new. Crumbl is closed on Sundays, but check the website on Sunday evening to see what you can expect to start the week. This list will not rank the classic Chilled Pink Sugar cookie and Milk Chocolate Chip cookie, since they are almost always available to order every single week; if you've ever tried either of those, you know they're constants for a reason.

Every cookie is reliably stellar, served either warm or chilled, and always looks gorgeous ⁠— whether it's a simple, homey Iced Oatmeal or a fancy-schmancy, on-trend Lucky Charms-inspired creation. If you're overwhelmed by the ever-increasing possibilities, here's a lengthy, thorough deep-dive into a whopping 30 flavors of cookies that have made an appearance on the Crumbl menu. Now you can come prepared every Monday morning when you drive over to your local storefront and pick up your now-famous pink box.

Crumbl has a whopping 52 flavors a year! Out of the many cookies, we have selected 35 that really stood out to us. Can you even imagine how good the top 5 have to be? It's pretty exciting.

35. Cinnamon Fry Bread

Frybread is usually made out of a rustic, unsweetened dough (when staying true to its origins) of flour, salt, baking powder, and hot water, and it's prepared similarly to a funnel cake. It's stretched into a disk then placed in a hot skillet⁠— preferably cast iron⁠— with sizzling oil⁠— preferably corn⁠— and flipped like a pancake as it grows pillowy, billowy, and puffy. This humble staple originated nearly 200 years ago, perSmithsonian Magazine,when the U.S. government dished out some basic supplies to the Native American Navajos as the tribes were pushed further and further away from their homelands. It has now become a powerful generational symbol for the Navajos and is a treasured cultural icon.

Crumbl pays homage to the bread but makes it into a delectable dessert instead. All glammed up with plenty of sweetness (but not too much), this dense, chewy, cookie base is brushed with a glaze of melted butter and topped with cinnamon-honey buttercream. It tastes a bit like a trip to the county fair: chewy warm, savory fried doughs by the light of carousels and to the sounds of carnival tunes.

The Cinnamon Fry Bread cookie is an utterly unique creation and a clever nod to the source material at the same time. Definitely not bread, it nonetheless retains an elusive, wholesome, complex fried flavor that veers into donut territory most sweetly. That cinnamon-honey buttercream bomb on top is the perfect amount of decadence— not too much to smother the underlying flavor profile but just enough to make an icing impact.

34. German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake has a lot going for it, whether it's in cake or cookie form. The cake is a triumphant, decadent layered combination of harmonious flavors. It's rich and gooey thanks to chocolate and thick caramel, a little bit savory and warm from those lovely toasted pecans, and somehow also rather light and airy thanks to the ethereal texture of coconut flakes. Now onto the cookie version, Crumbl's exciting invention, which is a triumph to be sure.

It's a cakey chocolate cookie topped with a sweet caramelly coconut-pecan frosting and finished with a melty milk chocolate drizzle. For a lighter take on chocolate, try Dirt Cake with its pudding topping; for a darker one, try the aptly-named Dark Dream; for a gooey one, try Brownie Batter; for another cake-minded one, see Chocolate Cake (coming up later on the list). But for the chocolate-coconut-caramel dream team, Crumbl's German Chocolate Cake is everything good in the world. The textural juxtaposition of every ingredient is enough to charm you at first bite.

33. Confetti Cake

Crumbl has a secret weapon up its sleeves with this one right here: a cake batter cookie topped with cake batter cream cheese frosting and sprinkles. It regularly brings this cookie back into its lineup, but this is a cookie that very typically gets used as a sort of celebration banner announcing whatever holiday is happening that week (other cookies used are the Sugar ft. Mother's® Original Circus Animal™ Cookieas well as a gussied-up and alternately colored version of Pink Sugar).

On Valentine's Day, the cookie got showered with heart-shaped sprinkles. For Christmas week, the sprinkles turned into merry, festive red and green nonpareils. On Independence Day, they were, you guessed it, red, white, and blue sprinkles, all on top of a blank white frosting canvas. If you like cake batter-flavored treats, you'll get more than your fair share in this cookie, and thankfully, you'll get it more often than you'd get other more niche Crumbl flavors that have longer wait times between reappearances.

32. Vanilla Cupcake

Crumbl's re-inspired cake flavors are some of its very best. The company truly hits the nail on the head every single time, as seen later on in this list with the Chocolate Cake cookie. This sister flavor isn't far behind, though, and some people might even think the two should be reversed. For those of you who pick vanilla ice cream over chocolate or the lighter half of that massive store-bought, duo-toned, grocery-store birthday sheet cake (you've had those served up at some event, probably), this one is for you.

Sweetly simple but in no way plain or dull, this Vanilla Cupcake cookie is in no way, shape, or form "vanilla." The purity of flavor shines through in the lightly aromatic base and fluffy cloud of frosty vanilla cream cheese frosting for a little extra tanginess piped into a pretty rosette swirl atop. This would pair delightfully with vanilla-bean-flecked ice cream, fresh-picked strawberries, or, to mix things up a little, a glass of ice-cold chocolate milk. It's the best anytime and anywhere vanilla-frosted cookie you've had in a long, long time and it's No. 27 on our list of the best Crumbl cookies.

31. Buttermilk Pancake

There's a great debate going down, haven't you heard? Cast your vote for the best breakfast food of all time: waffles, pancakes, or French toast. Crumbl has entered the chat, because it's taken two of those meals and converted them into cookies. The one missing is French toast, though Crumbl did create a great Cinnamon Toast one a while back, so that's pretty darn close. Also appearing was a cereal-inspired Cinnamon Ft. Cinnamon Toast Crunch™, so there's that to consider. Of the other two, Waffle falls a little higher on this list and you shall encounter it shortly, but Buttermilk Pancake is nonetheless a fantastic flapjack-inspired treat.

Breakfast for dinner has been done, and breakfast for dessert is quickly following suit in the food world. Just take a look at Crumbl's Cereal Week, which proved a delightful week indeed. Breakfast-inspired foods are all the rage. But with that said, all trends accounted for and all trends aside, this cookie can stand on its own feet. It's a vaguely maple-scented and boldly buttery one with a tangy and tasty buttermilk glaze brushed all over. A spot of buttercream seals the deal. It's not too sweet, but man does it blow your typical breakfast out of the water. Don't flip out, but this is going to be your new jam.

30. Reese's PB Cup

Crumbl is the undisputed cookie monster of peanut-butter cookies. It's almost as common to find a childhood-lunch-flavored offering in Crumbl's weekly lineup as it is to find a chocolate- or vanilla-based treat, and for good reason. Crumbl's iterations of the classic cookies are never the sad, dry, crumbly (get it?) ones you pick up at the grocery store just to "have around" in the pantry. These are moist, dense, satisfying cookies bursting with peanut buttery flavor and featuring a wide array of possible mix-ins, frostings, and toppings.

Of all the nutty directions it can go, choosing to bow down to the king of all things peanut butter, Reese's, was the right one. When you add chunks of peanut butter cups to a cookie that tastes like the filling of a peanut butter cup already, then pool warm peanut butter topping on the surface, and finally use the whole thing as a sticky landing pad for a shower of Reese's candy chunks ... it's almost an overload. Peanut butter lovers unite!

29. Cornbread

Ah, Crumbl, you've done it again, throwing everyone off and reeling them right on in. Good cornbread is an elusive unicorn ⁠⁠— more often dry as a bone ⁠⁠— but you know it when you try it, right? The hard part is that taste, as a general rule, is subjective. Everyone likes their cornbread made to order. While some swear by honey providing all the sweetness instead of white sugar, others disavow sugar entirely and like the earthiness of a more austere version. Some like cornbread fine-textured almost like a yellow cake, while others go for the sandy-textured way that really lets the corn shine. Some like the bread a pale buttery yellow, others a burnished golden-brown.

And yes, about the butter. How much butter is too much butter? Answer: the limit does not exist. But no matter how you like your cornbread, as long as you do in fact like cornbread and as long as you do in fact like cookies (a safe assumption if you're reading this article), you'll love this hybrid vehicle.

All the best features of the classic Thanksgiving side dish are there in Crumbl's cookie but brought to new heights; plus, the cookie gets glazed with a genteel brush of honey-butter topping and given an extra dollop of honey butter buttercream on top. Served warm and fresh from the oven, the frosting and glaze then get added and melt halfway into the cookie. This results in layers and layers of sweet, corny goodness that will blow your mind.

28. Waffle

Mmm, waffles. There is nothing, nothing like a stay at a nice hotel that offers an all-you-can-eat self-serve continental breakfast, is there? You scan the scrambled eggs, the sausage patties, the plastic case hiding various muffins and breads, the cereal dispensers, and think you've got everything you could ever need. Then, then, you spot the giant Belgian waffle iron, and suddenly, wait! Forget it, all other breakfast options pale in comparison. About two minutes later, plus some extra time for gathering all the butter, syrup, and some fruit to throw on top, you dive into crisp, fluffy, golden-brown goodness.

Now you can have all that in one convenient, perfectly balanced Waffle cookie confection brought to you courtesy of Crumbl. How considerate of them. The Waffle cookie is a fan favorite for obvious reasons. It's a thick waffle-flavored and waffle-looking cookie drizzled with nostalgic breakfast syrup and topped with a spot of sweet buttercream frosting. Remember Buttermilk Pancake and the shoutout it gave to its Waffle cousin flavor? Breakfast just keeps getting sweeter.

27. Peanut Butter Brittle

If you ever think Crumbl will run out of ideas about how to change up the use of peanuts in its cookie lineups, think again. How clever of it to reach back into Grandma's kitchen recipe box and find the secrets to this almost-forgotten candy treat? Peanut Butter Brittle is back, baby, and it's back in style and definitely ready to become a household name again. Crumbl knows when things might be too much, so instead of a peanut butter-base cookie, it takes its original base cookie and fills it up instead with crunchy peanuts to make more of a peanut cookie than a peanut butter cookie.

When you eat it, it's warm from the oven, and those warm bursts of sweet-salty roasted nuts are a welcome change of pace. Then it's topped with a creamy peanut butter mousse (not intensely sweet buttercream, because again, Crumbl knows how to balance its elements) and finally scatters crisp, sweet peanut brittle candy all over. Grandma would raise an eyebrow but eat it gladly.

26. Teddy Graham

Now, how cute is this concept? Did you happen to grow up with a busy mom who tossed you single-serve packets of Teddy Grahams when chauffeuring you from band practice to dance practice? The poor woman probably contended with your complaints of "I'm hungry" and had to do something about it. Teddy Grahams, with their undeniable delightful little shapes, was the perfect solution. This one will be a fun throwback for so many people. The crunchy, honey-infused sweetness of graham crackers lends the cookie base a nostalgic flavor and complex heartiness that's surprisingly satisfying. Think also of the crust of a really good homemade cheesecake, all butter and graham, but now as a perfect Crumbl-y cookie.

Speaking of cheesecake, the frosting is nearly cheesecake filling. Cool and sweet but with a nice tang from the cream cheese element, it's the ideal accompaniment. Last but not least are the adornments: a delicate drizzle of honey over the frosting and a couple of those adorable tiny bears perched atop the whole shebang bring home the homey-ness. It's guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of the childlike and the adults who still eat graham crackers dunked in a glass of milk for their afternoon snack.

25. Cookie Butter Ice Cream

At this point, if you were a dessert lover or even just a lover of new food creations, you have probably at least heard of cookie butter. And hopefully, you have tasted it. those little crumbly warmly spiced lotus cookies that you get on airplanes? Just imagine grinding those cookies up until you get a spread, like turning peanuts and peanut butter. We are big fans, and it turns out that Crumbl is too, because the brand has experimented with incorporating it into cookies. The cookie has a pleasant brown sugar base with hints of those cinnamony spices we know and love.

The frosting is inspired by ice cream and has a milkshake-like quality to it. The flavor is also minimal, and we kind of wish that Crumbl had gone bolder on the Biscoff flavor — but it's a nice lightly spiced treat. If you really like cookie butter, why not have the best possible version by making it yourself? We have an amazing recipe for homemade speculoos cookie butter that you can slide on anything your heart desires, from cookies to waffles, to two slices of bread and call it a sandwich.

24. Funfetti Milkshake

How can someone not fall in love with Funfetti? Sprinkles just bring so much joy, and yes, they also bring so much sweetness. When you take an existing material and add a dash of joy and sweetness, it will only get better. This is basically a metaphor for life, right? But it's also a tangible, edible, delectable cookie that certainly won't last for your whole life. After one little lick of frosting, you'll be lucky if it lasts for your whole day.

Add one wholesome source of happiness — that is, sprinkles — to another rock-around-the-clock vintage source of happiness — that is, milkshakes — and you've got potentially the most irresistible cookie ever concocted. If you have children, expect tantrums if you leave Crumbl without bringing home one of these Funfetti Milkshake treats for them to devour. All in all, it's a chilled sprinkle-filled and rainbow-flavored sugar cookie rolled in playful multicolored sprinkles and topped with a birthday cake-flavored buttercream as well as a cute little dollop of whipped cream. It's everything a childlike heart desires, and it's just sweet as can be. Funfetti Milkshake kicks off the top 20 in our Crumbl ranking.

23. Dulce De Leche

Pronounce it correctly with this handy dandy guidance: Dool-she deh leh-cheh. It looks somewhat hilarious, all spelled out phonetically, doesn't it? But it doesn't sound hilarious when you say it right. No, it sounds like music, and your taste buds will sing a song of joy when encountering the Dulce de Leche Crumbl cookie. It's a fantastic balance of flavors and textures, sweet but just a little bit spicy.

Were this cookie a person, he or she would have a sassy, feisty personality but with a barely concealed heart of gold. On to the details: It's an expertly spiced cinnamon cookie covered in an aesthetically pleasing pool of warm, melty, rich dulce de leche and a nice plop of dulce de leche-scented cream cheese frosting. If you're a caramel lover, you gotta try dulce de leche; it's better. And if you're a cinnamon cookie lover, you've got to try this one, too.

22. Carrot Cake

There's something wholly comforting, satisfying, and surprising about a well-baked carrot cake. Complex in its taste, it has notes of warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg as well as hints of brown sugary goodness. The vegetables themselves (or are carrots fruits? Nope, definitely a vegetable) add a brightness beyond just the fun orange color, a great snap of earthy flavor, a moisture boost that so many baked goods lack, and a textural contrast for the rest of the cake.

With all this going into a cake, or in this case, cookie-inspired-by-a-cake, a lot can go wrong. One common misstep is a lack of sweetness. You know, that weird feeling that you're consuming something that's undergoing a minor identity crisis. Is this a bread-y side dish or a standout, standalone dessert? Well, remove all traces of doubt by adding a thick, velvety cream cheese frosting like Crumbl so wisely does so you have a cake for all seasons and palates. Skip all the work and potential pitfalls of baking one yourself by buying this Carrot Cake cookie. One and done, and probably done better than you could, no offense.

21. Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie in a Crumbl cookie? Believe it or not, Crumbl has created mini cookie pies in many flavors beyond pumpkin: Apple, Pecan, Key Lime, and even Banana Cream. But this one is a sweet little work of art. The pie crust isn't actually much like a pie crust, but a shortbread cookie cup. But there are no complaints here about that since no one is heading to Crumbl to buy an actual pumpkin pie. It's a cookie chain. With the not-pie-crust "crust," you get a whole new way to enjoy pumpkin pie, and that's the sort of experience that makes Crumbl so fun.

On to the filling. The pumpkin is somewhere between a custard and a mousse, thick but still rather light. It's also light on the spice, so do with that what you will. That tiny whipped cream rosette on top is the icing on the cake — cookies, pie, cakes, all are welcome here.

20. Mango Frozen Yogurt

This Mango Frozen Yogurt cookie, which comes in at No. 17, arrived and immediately threw people off. First of all, it's a chilled mango cookie with a mango yogurt and vanilla swirled frosting and topped with a dried mango. Rarely does Crumbl work with a fruit that's less readily available and slightly more unusual.

Strawberries, blueberries, apples; those fruits are safe bets and don't really make anyone bat an eye (even though no one's saying they're not delicious; try the seasonal Caramel Apple, that gorgeous Blueberry Cheesecake or the warming Blueberry Muffin, or the winsome Strawberry Shortcake). But mango, and mango incorporated into every element of the finished cookie like this, is a bold move.

And tangy frozen yogurt is much less in use than its ice cream cousin, but it paired nicely with the fruity freshness of mango. Bold, yes, but it worked. Well, mostly worked, anyhow, because due to supply issues, it was only available for a few days rather than the whole week. So sad. It just means it will be that much more rewarding when it returns to the menu.

19. Cinnamon Swirl

Look over here, it's everything delectable about a cinnamon bun swirled into a cookie. Much will be debated, debunked, and dished out about breakfast foods turned into cookies later on and over the course of this exhaustive list. But at least when it comes to things like pancakes, French toast, waffles, cereal, etc. they're all pretty universally defined as breakfast. Now with cinnamon buns it gets a little dicey (or maybe spicy? Cinnamon-spicy? Anyway, moving on.)

A cinnamon bun especially with its cream cheese icing melting into the warm oven-baked yeast roll toes the line between breakfast and dessert. Some may argue that it's entirely dessert, and they would have a very good point. Crumbl's inspired interpretation, Cinnamon Swirl, is all dessert: a warm vanilla sugar cookie topped with cinnamon sugar and cream cheese frosting. But if eating it for breakfast is wrong, well, no one wants to be right. Right?

18. Churro

Says one Instagram follower enthusiastically, "OMG I had this last week IT WAS BOM!!!! Best cookie ever!!!" Cries another into the abyss, "I need more churro cookies!!" Reports yet another Crumbl consumer, "Incredible on so many levels." How can you argue with praise like that? Taking a simple cinnamon cookie up a notch, Churro adds a little update inspired by the trendy fried treat so commonly found at state fairs and amusem*nt parks like Disneyland.

According to BBC Travel, the origins of the actual churro are complex, with several countries claiming its invention as their own. This debate, fortunately, does not exist when it comes to Crumbl's cookie take on it: The Churro cookie is 100% Crumbl.

Breathe in the enticing aroma of this warm, crisp cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar and swiped with a plentiful swirl of cinnamon buttercream frosting. Churros wish they had frosting, don't they? Churros probably wish they were cookies every so often. Hey, the grass is always greener, and you'll be green with envy if you see anyone else eating this cookie without you.

17. Blueberry Cheesecake

A luscious three-layer cookie with a warm graham cracker cookie base, a creamy layer of cheesecake frosting, and topped off with blueberry filling awaits in this flavor sensation: Blueberry Cheesecake. This one seems quite elegant and sophisticated, taking a left turn away from the funfetti, cookie dough, and Teddy Graham-type creations that are more playful and for the child at heart. This one cries adult, and is not for the faint of heart or dull of sweet tooth, but don't be surprised if the kids in your life devour it when your back is turned.

An Instagram reviewer exclaims, "This blueberry cheesecake cookie was the best cookie I've ever had in my life! I can't wait for it to come back lol." You'll get the last laugh whenever it does come back to Crumbl's menu, and here's a tip: Get a lot of them and freeze them for later so they're available whenever a cheesecake craving strikes and you're really not feeling like turning on your oven.

16. Biscoff Lava

Oh no, oh no, this cookie is so dangerous it's literally explosive. Biscoff Lava is a killer flavor for sure, so stand back. Just kidding, run right on over and take a bite, letting that wave of warm, melty cookie-butter escape its cookie cocoon and leave you sticky as can be.

But wait, do you know what Biscoff® even is? If not, run ⁠⁠— don't walk ⁠⁠— to your nearest grocery store and pick up a package of those speculaas cookies (you know, the ones you get in the little packs on the airplanes) that have been pulsed into a Nutella-like spread (speaking of which, be sure to check out Crumbl's Nutella Mudslide cookie when you get the chance.)

Biscoff Lava is a nicely warm Biscoff-stuffed cookie topped with a Biscoff drizzle and Biscoff cookie crumbs. Don't let any of that gooey messy filling fall on the ground because you want every single bite. The floor is lava. The cookie is lava. It's so much fun, both the game and the cookie.

15. People's Choice

The People's Choice cookie: This is Crumbl making the absolute most of its incredible social media following. There's nothing like getting customers involved to win national attention and account interaction, and this is such a fun way to do it. Crumbl proposes potential flavors for the cookie, frosting, and topping and presents them in brackets. Customers cast their votes through simple taps on their phone screens and watch the bracket options go from eight to four to two. The winner from each category come together to create a "People's Choice" cookie that the Crumbl culinary team develops into reality.

Last time, the votes came and created a sandwich-style cookie with a filling of whipped marshmallow fluff mixed with Oreos, sandwiched between two chocolate cookies rolled in Oreos, and topped with brownie chunks and Oreo pieces. Whew! Crumbl recently rolled out the brackets again, and the winning components were: a cake batter cookie, plus a cheesecake frosting, plus cookie dough toppings. Can Crumbl pull it off?

14. Aggie Blue Mint

Backstory time: Crumbl had a humble beginning (it's nice how that rhymes.) Crumbl began in a town called Logan in the Western state of Utah, right up against Utah State University. In fact, one of the two founders, who are cousins, was attending said university on opening day. Talk about an overachiever. At first, there was no weekly lineup of crazy flavors, just the pure Milk Chocolate Chip cookie. That was it, one type of cookie. Can you believe that it went from that to ... this?

Well, in homage to its roots, Crumbl developed a flavor called Aggie Blue Mint, the 11th best Crumbl Cookies flavor in our opinion. The campus has a creamery famous for its original concept ice cream; a blue (for the football team's colors) minty option stuffed with cookies and cream. So, Crumbl's cookie is a mirror image of that local pride point. It's a chilled, buttery cookies and cream cookie topped with a sweet, pretty swirl of minty Aggie Blue buttercream frosting. What a shoutout.

13. Pineapple Whip

So, have you ever had the genuine pleasure of experiencing one of those amazing Dole Whips® at Disneyworld or Disneyland? If so, you're a lucky duck, because you have A. been to the happiest place on earth and B. enjoyed one of the happiest treats on earth. Tart, sweet, bright, tropical; it's a summer's dream come true. And with Crumbl's Dole Whip cookie, you don't need to go all the way to a Disney park to savor the flavor again.

The Dole Whip is that yellow frosting you can see right there in the picture, on top of a cakey pineapple-dappled cookie. Oh, and it has a sun-kiss of whipped cream, too. A bite of the fluffy, delightful cookie base plus the cool, magical topping is arguably better than a trip to the Haunted Mansion.

Customers loved it so much that Crumbl featured it again in its final cookie flavor lineup of 2021, a lineup that was all about featuring the best of the old year. That being said, it had better come back in the new year, and pronto.

12. Cookie Dough

Now, this cookie tastes like a fully baked cookie, raw cookie dough, and cookie dough ice cream ... all at once. It's a fresh-baked Crumbl Cookie Dough miracle. Let's break this thing down. This brilliant original cookie deserves all the awards for ingenuity and perfectly pinning down the flavors it's going for. Start with a chilled chewy brown sugar cookie that tastes like a slightly underbaked (in the best way, of course) homemade chocolate chip cookie standby, but with a little extra something that only Crumbl can do.

It's the frosting part that really shakes things up: ice cream-inspired cookie dough buttercream. Yes, you read that right. And since no cookie would be complete without a topping, enjoy every bite of those tasty chunks of cookie dough pieces. How could it possibly not be amazing? When it returns to the lineup, snatch this hybrid up. Last thought before moving on; do you know what would be ridiculously good? Two of these with cookie dough ice cream in between. Now that would be the best ice cream sandwich ever sandwiched. Cookie Dough ranks No. 9 on our list of the top 30 Crumbl cookie creations.

11. Chocolate Cake

Crumbl has featured a ton of wildly creative confections in each of its ever-evolving lineups. Cotton Candy, Blueberry Muffin, Peach Cobbler, Aggie Blue Mint ... the team works extraordinarily hard over at corporate to brainstorm the next surprisingly amazing flavor combo you've probably never heard of (or thought of). But that being said, sometimes you want one thing more than all the fruity, festive, or flowery possibilities.

Sometimes all you want — or perhaps more accurately need — is chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. And only chocolate will do. The platonic ideal of chocolate is a luscious, fudgy, rich chocolate cake, so naturally Crumbl had to tackle the challenge of getting all that infamous goodness packed into one of its cookies. And yes folks, by George, Crumbl got it. Is it a cookie? Yes. Is it a cake? Somewhat. Is it chocolate? Yes. Is it perfect? A thousand times, yes.

10. Maple Cinnamon Roll

Taking that first bite of a warm, gooey, classic cinnamon roll is one of life's most cozy joys. In fact, the treat has even entered the common vernacular to describe a wholesome, good human being that usually "should be protected at all costs." Well, anyone who gets ahold of this Crumbl cookie might not feel quite so wholesome if someone else asks for a bite. It's a little too good to share.

The cookie has a basic sweet base but is infused with an enticing swirl of cinnamon streusel. Even without any icing, it would be a great cookie. The twist is that, while cinnamon rolls typically have a melty confectioner's sugar glaze or maybe a cream cheese frosting if someone's feeling fancy, this Crumbl cookie's icing tastes of maple syrup. Altogether, it creates a Maple Cinnamon Roll that somehow elevates a regular bun to an even cozier status. We agreed that it was a welcome addition to the Crumbl rotation.

9. Orange Milkshake

Speaking of milkshakes, this cookie delivers more of what you love: Orange Milkshake. It's another chilled sugar cookie, but this time it's filled with bright, zesty chunks of honest to goodness oranges. The topping is a citrusy delight, and a bright, lovely, creamy orange buttercream. The best part may just be the mini slice of juicy fruit (orange, of course) resting casually atop its milkshake mountain.

Orange often gets the short end of the stick when it comes to citrus desserts: Key lime pie became a Crumbl cookie, and lemons are everywhere in the baking world (actually Crumbl has created quite a few lemony offerings like See Lemon Glaze, Lemon Poppy Seed, Lemon Bar, and Lemon Chiffon ... lots of lemons turned into lemonade) but orange? It's a tough one to find.

This Crumbl cookie should change everyone's minds and get them baking orange bars, orange meringue pie, orange crinkle cookies, and serving them all up alongside an enormous whipped-cream-coated orange milkshake. Milkshakes are supposed to be refreshing, right? Make them orange and emphasize the freshness factor of an otherwise filling dessert.

8. Buckeye Brownie

A fan-favorite combines chocolate and peanut butter, which are possibly the greatest two foods of all time, in the best possible way. A thick, yet somehow rather fluffy, yet somehow also rather creamy layer of peanut butter that tastes uncannily like the inside of a Reese's peanut butter cup sits proudly atop a rich, dense chocolate cookie. But it's not over yet; there are still two more elements of chocolate to make the whole thing ridiculously decadent.

Hidden away inside the cookie are pops of melty semisweet chocolate chips, and the final product is doused in a schmear of equally melty chocolate-syrup-like sauce. Yes, the cookie is served warm, and yes a cold glass of milk is an absolute must. This is the richest, indubitably ultimate chocolate and peanut butter cookie experience. Crumbl outdid itself over here. Just imagine getting these instead of fun-sized candy bars when trick-or-treating.

7. Maple Bacon

Crumbl has not pursued the savory path very far. The most notable exception was a highly polarizing Everything Bagel cookie, a not-so-sweet cookie with a swirl of cream cheese (not cream cheese frosting) that went big on the salt and sesame but didn't go so far as to incorporate garlic and onion. It was a risky move. Thankfully, this Maple Bacon cookie plays it slightly safer by keeping the savory element to simply some warm bacon bits sprinkled on top. The rest of the cookie, actually, is remarkably sweet.

The base cookie is super buttery and soft, with a brunch-like flavor reminiscent of pancakes. The frosting is a giant, no-holds-barred swirl of sugary maple buttercream. Since maple syrup is a sweetener in and of itself, having the buttercream flavored with maple syrup doubles down on the sweetness. Thus, having bacon on top almost makes total sense: The saltiness and hint of smoke break through the maple barrier. If you love maple like this team does, you will love this cookie. And while many Crumbl cookies beg you to take just one more bite, this one is heavy enough that it's extra easy to save some for later.

6. Hawaiian Rainbow Cake

And now we're coming around to one of the absolute best Crumbl cookie creations, especially if you like coconut. No. 5 in our best of Crumbl ranking is Hawaiian Rainbow Cake.

The cookie base is sugary sweet with hints of buttery and vanilla flavor notes and a moist yet cakey texture. Coconut cream pie has nothing on this. Obviously a cookie, it's a cake-batter-inspired cookie, so it's pretty much the best of both worlds. The real star of the show, though, is the frosting. It's a silky, smooth, and sweet swipe of coconut cream cheese icing lightly tie-dyed in rainbow hues.

This colorful, happy tropical beauty strikes the perfect balance between all its elements; it's lightly beachy but never aggressively coconutty in that horrific sunscreen-like way that other coconut desserts can veer toward. This is coconut treated with all the respect it deserves, spot-on in flavor but in a nicely executed way. If Hawaiian Rainbow Cake comes back on the menu, soak in these bites of sunshine while you can.

5. Birthday Cake featuring Oreo®

This just seems too good to be true, too indulgent, too ingenious, and too dreamy, doesn't it? A dense, thick, spot-on Oreo-infused base takes Milk's Favorite Cookie to never-before-seen heights. Milk would barely recognize this behemoth.

Birthday Cake featuring Oreo is so much better than those (comparably) tiny and store-bought snacks. The final product is seemingly a few hundred or so of them smashed together and repurposed into a new monster cookie creation. Then that monster cookie goes even further; it gets frosted in an equally rich swirl of cake-batter flavored and cream-cheese bolstered icing.

So, this frosting, huh? It's an immensely clever envisioning of a classic Oreo cream filling because the scent of cake batter goes a long way in achieving that familiar flavor profile. Slip one of the teeny-tiny Oreo cake-pops in your mouth before diving into the whole cookie. Admire the cheerful scatter of birthday sprinkles. Last but not least, thank Crumbl for doing the absolute most, generously giving the best gift in celebration of Oreo's 110th birthday.

4. Caramel Popcorn

Have you tried those popcorn-flavored jelly beans? Those are kind of weird, honestly. Sometimes food mashups aren't meant to be. And if other popcorn-inspired treats have let you down with their artificial butter residue and left you with kernel-flossed teeth, you may want to call the whole thing off.

Not so fast: this Caramel Popcorn Crumbl offering breaks the trend and is a breakout star. The base cookie is rather hard to pin down flavor-wise, but certainly tastes good. It's an intensely buttery cookie that's more robust and nuanced than a basic sugar cookie. Also, it remains golden with toasty warmth even after it's been out of the oven for a few hours.

Caramel Popcorn's got a great chewy texture that you can really sink your teeth into without getting kernels stuck in them. And you'll have to really sink your teeth into this particular cookie when getting a big mouthful, because when you try to fit the base, a towering wall of frosting, a real caramel puddle over that, and the cluster of authentically sticky caramel corn (now that might require some floss, though) all at once ⁠⁠— it's a huge bite to take, indeed.

It's definitely a commitment to take that first bite, but a surprisingly easy task to continue to another one. That thick, soft caramel frosting could be a meal all by itself; you'll want to spread it on top of every dessert you eat afterwards.

3. Classic Pink Sugar

Crumbl's classic pink sugar cookie is classic to the brand but the flavor is actually a little different than what you would expect from a typical sugar cookie. The base is pretty basic with a nice short, tender, and slightly chewy crumb with a sweet hint of butter and vanilla. One of Crumbl's signature touches is leaving the center of the cookie just a little bit underbaked, and it's no different here.

The twist occurs in the icing which is not just a basic, powdered sugar glaze. The icing has some substance to it, making it more of a frosting. The flavor, meanwhile, has some vanilla but is mostly a light, floral, aromatic almond. In a few bites, the "extract" essence made it taste minimally artificial, but overall, the almond is a wonderful way to elevate the expected profile of a sugar cookie and make it into a Crumbl classic.

2. Peanut Butter featuring Snickers®

Oh, this one has it all! Two of the greatest, most coveted Halloween candy steals (or regular old grocery run candy steals) make a truce to stop competing and start working together ... and man do they work together. While no Reese's are officially present, you can't help but think of them when trying this cookie base. It's perfectly peanut buttery, not too dense or dry, not too chewy or gooey, not too cakey or sweet, but the right balance between all opposing forces.

This No. 2 Crumbl cookie defies expectation and tradition by mixing in not chocolate chips, raisins, or other typical discoveries, but that other incredible hunger-crushing chocolate bar, the Snickers. Those chopped candy chunks add so much complexity to the cookie, because every Snickers has layers of nuts, caramel, and milk chocolate.

If there's a traditional fork-made cross-hatch pattern on top, well, no one would know, because the whole cookie is blanketed in a frosting that emphasizes arguably the best element of a Snickers, the caramel. Caramel flavors the luscious, indulgent buttercream, making it sweet but in a way that lines up with the cookie base perfectly. And don't forget those crumbled Snickers bars scattered on top of the whole dessert just in case you're, you know, extra hungry.

1. Snickerdoodle Cupcake

The best Crumbl cookie of all time is Crumbl's riff on another cookie but elevated to God-tier through the help of yet another dessert inspiration. Here's the deal: If you love Snickerdoodles but do believe they often come out a little bit plain, try this more ornate version. First, you do have a classic snickerdoodle foundation. It's neither bland, nor flat, nor overly crunchy, nor overly chewy. It's a thick, sweet, cinnamon-infused round that's the best snickerdoodle imaginable. Next, on top, you've got your frosting, which is something a regular old snickerdoodle only wishes it had.

A soft, luxurious cream cheese swirl dusted with cinnamon sugar is piped generously and lovingly around the circumference, and it's just what a classic snickerdoodle needs. That's the "cupcake" part of it; pair the cakey cookie base with this fluffy frosting and it's very, very reminiscent of a cupcake that expanded sideways instead of upwards in the baking process.

But it's also nodding at warm homemade cinnamon rolls with their cream cheese icing drips and absolutely irresistible aroma that will never go out of style. This is the perfect dessert mashup and the perfect Crumbl cookie ... for now, at least. Says one reviewer, "Snickerdoodle was my first cookie I ever tried and it was my favorite!" And when you've seen all the other delicious options there are to compare it to, sticking with your first love says a whole lot.

Methodology

35 Best Crumbl Cookies Ranked - Tasting Table (37)

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Since Crumbl only offers 6 rotating cookie flavors per week, one of which is always theclassic Milk Chocolate Chip, it is not like we were able to try all 35 of the ones listed above at once. Instead, across the many weeks, we kept a running list and slipped the latest cookie that we tried into its slot, between one and after another, until we had this one master ranking. We judged each cookie based on a combination of a few essential factors: taste, texture, presentation, and how they all work together.

Every Crumbl cookie has its strengths, but the best cookies were truly stacked from top to bottom with winning elements. From smooth buttercreams to crispy cookie edges, when you find your new favorite, you wish you'd bought backups to freeze for later. We took this ranking pretty darn seriously.

35 Best Crumbl Cookies Ranked - Tasting Table (2024)

FAQs

What is the most popular Crumbl cookie flavor? ›

Some of the most popular Crumbl cookie flavors include the Honey Cake with Teddy Grahams and Birthday Cake. In recent weeks, some of Crumbl's featured recipes include S'mores, Snickerdoodle Cupcake, Iced Oatmeal, Raspberry Danish, Cookie Butter Lava, Cotton Candy, Dulce de Leche, Brookie, Oatmeal Raisin, and more.

How quickly should you eat Crumbl cookies? ›

Generally, Crumbl cookies maintain their quality for up to a week when stored properly at room temperature. However, refrigerating them may affect their texture and flavor, so it's best to consume them within a few days for the ultimate indulgence.

Who is Crumbl cookies's biggest competitor? ›

Top 6 Crumbl Cookies competitors
  • Love&Cookies.
  • Tiff's Treats.
  • Fancypants Baking Co.
  • Great American Cookies.
  • Sweet Loren's.
  • Too Good Gourmet.

How many Crumbl cookie flavors are there? ›

Crumbl's rotating menu features 200+ flavors that are inspired by cakes, candies, pies, and desserts of all kinds. These flavors rotate weekly and keep customers coming back every week to try brand new flavors, stock up on returning favorites, or rediscover our classics.

What was Crumble's first specialty flavor? ›

First Store

At first, Crumbl only served fresh milk chocolate chip cookies for takeout and delivery, but other services slowly began being offered such as curbside pick-up, catering, nationwide shipping and more!

What is the most popular cookie flavor? ›

What is America's favorite cookie flavor? While Americans enjoy an incredible variety of cookies, chocolate chip is the most popular.

Should I refrigerate Crumbl cookies overnight? ›

Things You Should Know

Keep Crumbl cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Simply set them in a cool, dry area out of direct sun. Or, store your cookies in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days. Alternatively, freeze the cookies for up to 6 months.

How unhealthy are crumbl cookies? ›

So each cookie has 76 grams (18 teaspoons) of added sugar—about 1½ times a day's max. That comes with a hefty 16 grams of saturated fat and 760 calories. As for Crumbl's other flavors, they rotate weekly. But judging by recent menus, most are in the same ballpark: roughly 700 to 800 calories apiece.

Does Crumbl undercooked their cookies? ›

Our cookies are meant to be crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside but not undercooked. If your cookies seem undercooked, please contact Customer Assist using the chat bubble 💬 at crumblcookies.com/contact.

Who is Crumbl owned by? ›

History and operations. Crumbl was founded by cousins Sawyer Hemsley and Jason McGowan in 2017 while Hemsley attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Hemsley and McGowan utilized A/B testing methods to come up with their final milk chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Why is Crumbl so famous? ›

Crumbl's social media following currently tops 16 million followers across platforms. It has become particularly popular on TikTok, with more than 7 million followers and a viral hashtag, ”#TasteWeekly.” TikTokers use it to post reviews, both positive and negative, of Crumbl's cookie flavor drops.

How many people does 1 Crumbl cookie serve? ›

Crumbl fans are astonished that a single cookie is four servings. A chocolate chip cookie from Crumbl has 720 total calories. That's more than a Big Mac, which is 590 calories.

How much does a Crumbl franchise cost? ›

The Cost of Owning a Crumbl Cookie Franchise

New franchisees can expect to pay between $228,000 and $600,000 as a projected initial investment needed to open a Crumbl Cookie location. Franchisees will also need to be able to pay a $25,000 franchise fee upfront.

Why is Crumbl cookies so popular? ›

Why are Crumbl cookies so popular? It might be due to dessert trends, the popularity of chocolate chip cookies and Crumbl's minimalist yet polished aesthetic.

What are the classic Crumbl cookies? ›

Milk Chocolate Chip

The classic—you can't go wrong. Thick, soft, and packed with milk chocolate chips.

Do Crumbl cookies taste good? ›

I rated this an 8.25/10 for its excellent taste and the smoothness of the chocolate frosting. This cookie was not all that good, maintaining a solid 5. It was soft, yet way too sweet, which made the rest of the treat unappealing.

How long do crumbl cookies last? ›

Keep Crumbl cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Simply set them in a cool, dry area out of direct sun. Or, store your cookies in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days. Alternatively, freeze the cookies for up to 6 months.

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