Is it worth hunting for a better cookie? That depends. If you have a hankering for an occasional sugar-butter-white-flour experience, maybe not. Ditto if better cookies draw you away from healthy snacks like fresh fruit or nuts. However, if you prefer a cookie that’s less sweet, whole grain, and rich in nuts or dried fruit, look no further. We also tossed in a handful of better brownies, “bites,” and “thins.”

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