Consumer Reports rates chocolate chip cookies and mixers — Health Valley Mini, Keebler Chips Deluxe Original, KitchenAid tops

This month, Consumer Reports puts their enormous resources to work tasting pre-fab, packaged chocolate chip cookies from 13 manufacturers, with nine classified as "good": Nabisco's Chips Ahoy! Real Chocolate and Real Chocolate Reduced Fat, Trader Joe's Dress Circle Crispy Crunchy, Back to Nature Chocolate Chunk, Pepperidge Farm Nantucket Soft Baked Chocolate Chunk Dark, Mrs. Fields Semi-Sweet, Newman's Own Organics Champion Chip Cookies, and Famous Amos Bite Size.

But the big winners were: Keebler Chips Deluxe Original ("a little like shortbread") and Health Valley's Mini ("buttery").

They also ran down the best standing mixers, for those who deign to make their own cookies from scratch. No surprise, KitchenAid won the testing.

Full Consumer Reports press release after the break: