Most of us can agree that cookies are the best invention since electricity was created. Nothing tastes or smells as good as freshly baked cookies straight out of the oven. From gooey American chocolate chip cookies to soft, milky, and melty shortbreads, there is a confection to tingle everyone’s taste buds. With hundreds of cookies, pastries, and confections out there, it can be difficult to choose what is most delicious, and it can be a chore to begin a cookie-tasting feast. Therefore, to ease this task, we have decided to curate the best 40 cookies that can be found worldwide and also provide how these decadent pastries came to be. So, grab a crispy afternoon treat from the oven and join us on a global journey into the world of flour, eggs, butter, vanilla extract, baking, and history.