The 10 Best Aldi Cookies, Ranked

The best Aldi cookies might look kinda familiar. The discount grocer’s cookie aisle is a treasure trove of dupes: Aldi dupes for faves like Oreos and Chips Ahoy, as well as Aldi dupes for Girl Scout cookies. Is it a bad thing? No. It simply means you don’t have to wait until January to buy Tagalongs when peanut butter-filled Benton’s cookies are available year-round. Do I have notes on how these dupes could be improved? I sure do. Some of these Aldi cookies taste like I bargained for them with a one-eyed old lady in a back alley. And some, believe it or not, are better than the real thing. I know that sounds blatantly sacrilegious, but just hear me out! 

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Also, allow me to apologize for my sarcastic tone in advance. I would love to write this with all the naive excitement I felt when I came into work to find two dozen boxes of cookies on my desk. However, and perhaps you already see the problem, now I’ve tasted two dozen boxes of Aldi’s cookies. I’m coming down from a severe sugar high. I’m a little dead inside, and we’re just going to have to accept that. 


Best Oreo Dupe

Benton’s Original Chocolate Sandwich Creme Cookies

Now, these are not Oreos. These are an Aldi dupe for Oreos, Benton’s Chocolate Sandwich Creme Cookies. You might say, wait, Ariana, those look exactly like Oreos, right down the blue packaging. To which I’d respond, so what? Do you want them or not? Truth be told, they are actually slightly less sweet than genuine Oreos, so if you find the brand name cookie to be too cloying, these Aldi cookies are a great cheaper option. Unfortunately, it’s a bit of a sloppy rendition, as the creme-to-cookie ratio perfected by the name brand is a bit off here. But these will do in a pinch, so yeah, I guess I’ll buy them from you, creepy old lady. No, I won’t drink whatever is bubbling in that cauldron. Seriously. Step away from the cauldron. 

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Rating:

6.5/10

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Best Chewy

Benton’s Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

This chewy version of chocolate chip Benton’s cookies are chewy, crumbly, and packed with an even distribution of soft chocolate chips. They were the best Aldi chocolate chip cookies we tried from a box. They aren’t too sweet, which I was thankful for, given the day I had ahead of me. Are these the best chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever tasted in your life? No. They’re number nine on this list for a reason. But will they hit the spot when you need a late-night treat? Absolutely. 

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Rating:

7/10

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Best Crispy

Benton’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Thins

If at this point you’re wondering, hmm, how many Benton’s cookies are on this list of the best Aldi cookies? I’d recommend quickly scrolling down to manage your expectations, because the answer is a lot. We liked these chocolate chip cookie thins better than the thick, chewy version simply because they are a perfect version of what they are trying to be. If you are craving a light, crisp chocolate chip cookie to snack on, grab these cookies from Aldi. They would be higher on the list, but we know our audience. You want the thick, ooey-gooey stuff, and I won’t deprive you of that. But if you’re into Tate’s (the Sporked crew’s favorite chocolate chip cookies), you might like these.

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Rating:

7.5/10

Sporks

Best Thin Mint Dupe

Benton’s Fudge Mint Striped Shortbread Cookies

The love child of a Thin Mint and a Samoa (or a Thin Mint and a Keebler cookie), Benton’s Fudge Mint Striped Shortbread Cookies are lightweight and crisp, with a fresh minty bite and smooth chocolate coating. Like some love children, these cookies probably didn’t have the easiest childhood. They’re a little rough around the edges and suffer from a bit of an identity crisis, but if you’re searching for a Aldi dupe for Thin Mints, these fudge mint shortbread cookies can definitely fill in. 

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Rating:

7.5/10

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Best Crisps

Benton’s Coconut Cookie Thins

These Coconut Cookie Thins, like the chocolate version, succeed in being light, crisp, one-bite cookies. These make for an excellent work snack. They’re not too filling and have just the right amount of sugar and coconut sweetness to fuel your brain through the afternoon. The coconut actually tastes like real coconut, not artificial sweetener. We’d rank these higher, but again, we know our audience. You aren’t here to find the best cookie thins. You want the best Aldi cookies (unthin), so let’s move along.

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Rating:

8/10

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Best Surprise

Benton’s Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Benton’s iced oatmeal cookies divided the Sporked team. Some people wanted these to go in the #2 spot, some wanted them to go in the trash. In the end, we all agreed on one thing: These Aldi cookies could use more frosting. In my opinion, they are perfectly good iced oatmeal cookies, sturdy and dense with a nice crunch. If anything, they’re a little bland. But with a cup of coffee or some milk for dunking? Mmm, yum. I’m sold.

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Rating:

8/10

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Best Keebler Dupe

Benton’s Fudge Striped Shortbread Cookies

“Nice crispy shortbread, not too hard, not too soft, just the right amount of chew—like Goldilocks and the three bears.” Those were my notes for these Benton’s cookies. At this point in the day, you guys, reality was starting to blur. Is this an Aldi dupe for Keebler Fudge Stripes cookies? You bet—and a good one at that. We liked these better than the mint version, simply because they’re hard to fault—they’re crunchy, sweet, and chocolaty. Eating one doesn’t leave you craving the real thing. 

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Rating:

8.5/10

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Best Chocolate Chip

Bake Shop Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Now, this is what I’m talking about. Bake Shop, welcome to the list. Unlike Benton’s cookies, the Bake Shop brand is Aldi’s answer to grocery store bakery cookies. The soft, chewy cookie base isn’t super flavorful, but that’s okay because the chocolate chunks in these Aldi cookies are thick, soft, and plentiful, balancing every bite just with just the right amount of sweetness. There’s no hint of artificial sweeteners or preservatives in these cookies, so they hit just right. 

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Rating:

9/10

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Best Peanut Butter

Benton’s Peanut Butter Filled Cookies

These peanut butter filled cookies are decadent. Despite being the runner up, these deserve 10/10 Sporks for almost being the best Aldi cookies. If you’re a little disappointed because you don’t love peanut butter, let me change your mind: Contrary to the cookie’s name, the real star of every bite is the rich chocolate coating that enrobes the crunchy cookie and peanut butter filling. Are these an Aldi dupe for Tagalongs? Sure. But do they taste amazing? Yes. In fact, I think these taste better than real Tagalongs. Huh? What’s that light in the distance? Fire? Are those… pitchforks? Hmm. I would run, but frankly, I’ve had too many cookies. 

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Rating:

10/10

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Best of the Best

Bake Shop Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Bake Shop’s Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies were both a lovely surprise and a big upset (seriously, who would have guessed the best Aldi cookies are oatmeal cookies?). Ultimately, we loved their nutty oat flavor, delicious dried cranberries (so much better than raisins, if you ask me), and soft, moist cookie body. (I’ve also officially decided that cranberry is the superior dried fruit when it comes to oatmeal cookies.) So yes, I’ve made the extremely controversial choice to rank an oatmeal cookie in first place. Some would say this makes me downright evil. I can’t help it. Like all great blockbuster villains, I’m a truth-teller. And these are the best cookies at Aldi.

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Rating:

10/10

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About the Author

Ariana Losch

Ariana Losch is a Sporked contributor, webcomic writer, java junkie, and bad TV enthusiast. She only ever feels at peace laying out on a beach like a kebab, roasting in the sun; sadly, she can never move back to Florida, her home state, because there simply isn’t enough good Mediterranean food. You can find her overstaying her welcome at just about every LA coffee shop, working on a screenplay and avoiding all eye contact. (She is embarrassed to be there, please leave her alone.)