The 19 best cookies in America

Let's face it: We need a new dessert trend. Cupcakes are sooo Sex and the City circa 2002. And even the Cronut line is dying down (sometimes). For our new favorite sweet treats, we're going to make a case for the underdog: the deceptively humble and all-too-overlooked cookie. Sure, they can be simple, but there are also plenty of complex flavors out there. And either way, nothing is better with a cold glass of milk during the mid-afternoon doldrums.