Cookie Animal Crossing

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Cookie was one of the first three villagers I found on Mystery Islands at the start of the game. Honestly, it was love at first sight. The other two villagers I found at the start were Benedict and Celia. Neither of them grabbed me the way that Cookie did. I had to let Benedict leave so Ketchup could move in (no regrets, I love my girl Ketchup), and Celia is still on my island, really because of sentimental value. On the other hand, Cookie is 100% one of my Dreamies. I would never even consider letting her leave. Along with Ketchup and Merengue, she’s in my top 3 villagers of all time. She’s the type of villager who you absolutely fall in love with, and you never want to see her go. If and when there’s a new Animal Crossing title in the future, I would definitely want to have Cookie in my game because I can’t imagine playing without her.

Bottom Line Up Front

  • Animal type: Dog
  • Personality type: Peppy
  • First game: Animal Crossing (the very first release of the title)
  • Birthday: June 18th
  • Favorite colors: Green and Aqua
  • Favorite style: Cute

Appearance and Personality

cookie

Even at first glance, you can tell that Cookie is a truly special villager. Her bright pink skin stands out from a mile away, and she has large, friendly eyes that are sweet and inviting. The lower half of her face is white, which narrows upwards into a stripe down the middle of her face, dividing the upper half. Her ears are light pink as her face at the top and gradient into a slightly more vibrant shade at the bottom. Her arms and legs are also pink, although the paws are white. As one of the many dog villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Cookie already has the likeability factor in her favor as most people love dogs.

Cookie has the Peppy personality, which means she’s obsessed with fame and glamor. There are eight personalities in total, but Peppy is definitely my favorite. It gives them so much character and… Well… Pep! They tend to talk about their dream of being a celebrity and will refer to ‘pop culture’ (the Animal Crossing world has its own lore going that doesn’t match ours).

Cookie is no different, and many of her dialogue options relate to her favorite movies or songs. As with any villager in the game, she has her own catchphrase that she ends her dialogue with. Hers is ‘arfer,’ presumably after the sound that a dog makes (arf). I think it’s fine, but not particularly memorable or fun, so I changed it to ‘choccy’ when given the opportunity.

I chose that because when I hear her name, I think of chocolate chip cookies, and ‘choccy’ sounds cuter than ‘chocolate.’ When a villager is on your island long enough, they will eventually ask your opinion on their catchphrase, so if you weren’t keen on ‘arfer’ then you’d be able to change it to something you preferred.

Look how cute and excitable Cookie’s personality is!

Cookie has the Peppy personality, which means she’s obsessed with fame and glamor. There are eight personalities in total, but Peppy is definitely my favorite. It gives them so much character and… Well… Pep! They tend to talk about their dream of being a celebrity and will refer to ‘pop culture’ (the Animal Crossing world has its own lore going that doesn’t match ours).

Cookie is no different, and many of her dialogue options relate to her favorite movies or songs. As with any villager in the game, she has her own catchphrase that she ends her dialogue with. Hers is ‘arfer,’ presumably after the sound that a dog makes (arf). I think it’s fine, but not particularly memorable or fun, so I changed it to ‘choccy’ when I was given the opportunity.

I chose that because I think of chocolate chip cookies when I hear her name, and ‘choccy’ sounds cuter than ‘chocolate.’ When a villager is on your island long enough, they will eventually ask your opinion on their catchphrase, so if you weren’t keen on ‘arfer,’ then you’d be able to change it to something you preferred.

Look how cute and excitable Cookie’s personality is!

As a Peppy villager, Cookie gets along with most others. However, she can clash with Snooty or Cranky villagers as both personalities can find Peppy villagers to be too intense and excitable. If you already have Snooty/ Cranky villagers, then be prepared for the occasional conflict to spring up between them and Cookie. However, Cookie will be fine with everyone else and actively friendly, especially if you have other Peppy villagers.

I love watching her interact with Ketchup or Bluebear on my island, as their conversations are adorable. Cookie has the fashion hobby, which means she can be found wandering the island holding a pink bag. She will also wear accessories even if you haven’t gifted them to her.

Why You Should Have Her on Your Island

Honestly, I feel Cookie is such a wholesome, friendly villager that she’d be a welcome addition to any island. Not only does she have a delightful personality, but her character design is stunning, without being too over-the-top. Some villagers are gorgeous to look at and have a lot happening visually, which can be over-stimulating. In contrast, Cookie has a calm but beautiful appearance. She’s also a bonafide celebrity as she appears on the cover of the DJ K.K album. Unlike some other personality types, Cookie doesn’t require any time to warm up to you. She’s kind and polite right from the get-go and doesn’t hold back when it comes to building your friendship. She’s open about her thoughts and feelings, and talking to her feels like you’re talking to someone who genuinely cares about you.

With Cookie on your island, you’ll never be lonely, and you’ll have a singing partner whenever you want!

If you’re a night owl like me, then you may get frustrated when you try to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons late at night and there’s nobody around to interact with. However, Cookie is awake and ready to play right up until 1:30 am, making her a great choice if you’re often loading up your Nintendo Switch late at night. She’s also really convenient if you’ve got a themed island, as she fits into a few different categories. She’d work well if you were having exclusively dog villagers, pink villagers, pretty villagers, Peppy villagers, or villagers named after food.

Home Appearance

There are hundreds of different villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, each with a different home design. Now, I confess I haven’t seen absolutely every house in the game, but from all the ones I have seen, Cookie’s is by far the nicest. It’s not even a contest. Her exterior is utterly gorgeous, and the inside is beautiful too. She has a quaint little cottage with a pink wooden roof and white two-tone siding.

She has a ‘normal’ windowed door, a peachy pink color that blends in well with the whole aesthetic. There’s a little nook in the side of the wall next to her door, and that houses a pink lantern so you can tell whether or not she’s at home. A black chimney pokes out the top right of her cottage roof. Overall the effect is astounding, and I feel so grateful that not only is Cookie a beautiful villager, but she has a delightful house to go with it.

Her house looks very different in my game as she was one of my first 3 Mystery Island villagers… That makes it rare!

The interior is wonderful and sticks with the cute pink charm of the outside. Now, admittedly I’ve given her a LOT of gifts over the course of having her on my island, so her room looks a bit different from how it did when I started, but I love it both ways. I’ve also noticed that her house looks wildly different in my game from how it does on the Wiki. From what I can tell, this is because she moved in so early for me.

For the purpose of this article, I’ll describe her default room so you can get an idea of what to expect. She has the Birch Flooring, a subtle shade of white, and allows the Pink Quilt Wall to really stand out. She’s packed her house with the entirety of the Cute collection, as well as the Wooden Low Table to put things on and the Pink Heart Rug. She plays Bubblegum K.K on her music player.

Happy Home Paradise DLC

I was thrilled when the Happy Home Paradise DLC was released for Animal Crossing: New Horizons in November 2021. The trailers had looked phenomenal, and when I finally got the chance to try it out for myself, it lived up to the hype. One missing aspect from the main game is the ability to really throw yourself into customization.

In contrast, the DLC opened up almost unlimited options for that. Whilst you can have access to every villager in-game except for the Sanrio card exclusives) via the archipelago in the DLC, you can also invite your own island villagers to get a vacation home by gifting them Souvenir Chocolates. As I mentioned above, I can’t imagine Animal Crossing without Cookie, so I made sure that she was one of the first villagers I designed a home for.

It looks busy, but she has a busy personality!

Her request is for ‘The Ultimate Pop-Star Café’ as she says, “I want a place to serve lunch AND do an a capella concert.” By this point, I’d already designed the Paradise Planning café on the DLC island, which had given me some experience with the kind of layout I might want to go for. I was only too happy to use that expertize to give Cookie the vacation home of her dreams.

As with all the villager requests, there are a few items that you absolutely have to include in the design for her to be happy with it. For Cookie, these are a Karaoke System, Mic Stand, and Omurice (a Japanese dish also known as omelette rice, which was added along with several other meals in the 2.0 update). I chose to interpret her vision using what I knew about her glamorous personality.

I filled the room with recording equipment, lights, and disco balls. I also dedicated one side of the room just for seating and tables so that visitors could sample the various delicacy. In contrast, the other side of the room was mostly about the pop-star experience. Cookie was thrilled, and I really think the room captured her vibe.

I love this cinematic shot of her!

Animal Crossing History

Cookie has been a game staple ever since the original Animal Crossing title was released. Since then, there have only actually been two games where she hasn’t appeared – Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Her original sprite is so interesting to look at compared to her character’s detailed design in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

She first appeared in Animal Crossing: the first title in the series. This set the standard formula for the rest of the series, where you buy a house from Tom Nook and work to pay him off. In the meantime, you meet random villagers, perform various errands, collect fruit, go fishing, etc. Cookie has retained most of her characteristics from this game, although her favorite song has changed a few times over the series.

She was also in Animal Crossing: City Folk, where you are based in a city instead of a calmer setting. You get to know the other residents, and if you meet Cookie in that game, you’ll notice that she has a very country vibe. In fact, the majority of her furniture is from the Ranch series.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Cookie still keeps a few of the Ranch series items, but it’s less intense, and she also mixes up her decor with other collections. She has some Patchwork items and livens the place up with plants. In New Leaf, you get to be mayor of the town, and your job is to make the town as best as it can be. In this game, we find out that Cookie is a skilled dancer.

Best Gifts to Give Her

As with any other villager, the way to Cookie’s heart is to give her gifts. Every time you give her a gift, it’ll increase your friendship level, and the higher it is, the more likely it is that she’ll give you her coveted photograph. To improve the number of friendship points you get when you gift her, you should consider wrapping the present first (you can buy wrapping paper at Nook’s Cranny).  You’ll receive something from her in return if the value of your gift is 2,500 bells or more.

You can also earn bonus points by gifting Cookie her favorite album, Bubblegum K.K. Any furniture or decorative gifts that you present to her will have the possibility of being displayed in her home, so you should only give her items that you’d be happy to see in her room. Also, she may wear any clothing items you give her, although villagers can’t wear bottoms or shoes. Still, if you end up hating them, you can reset her appearance by speaking to Isabelle in Resident Services. Cookie’s birthday is June 18th, so if you want to give her something extra special, that’s the time to do it.

Cookie’s favorite style is Cute, and her favorite colors are Green and Aqua. Here are some great clothing options for gifts:

  • Animal-Print Coat (green)
  • Belted Dotted Dress (green)
  • Diner Uniform (aquamarine)
  • Dreamy Dress (green)
  • Flashy Round-Ear Animal Hat (green)
  • Light-Up Flower Crown (light-blue)

Best Merch Items

Cute Cookie Vinyl Sticker

I’m sure that once you come to know Cookie, you’ll grow to love her as much as I have. And when you love a character, it’s only natural to want a reminder of them, to demonstrate how much they mean to you. That’s where merch comes in! There’s plenty of wonderful Animal Crossing merch out there on the internet, and there are even several items for our wonderful girl Cookie. I’ve had a look online to find some of the best items that you can purchase. Whilst everything on this list would make for a great item (or even a gift for a friend), I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have favorites.

I’m particularly fond of the Cute Cookie Vinyl Sticker as I think the creator has such a unique artistic style and has adorably captured Cookie’s charm. I’m also impressed by the Cookie Bookmark ‘Stories are Magical’ as it’s made by hand, and you can see the time and effort that the artist has put into creating it. If you’re after a simple piece of apparel to wear when you’re out and about, you might consider the Cookie Pastel Beanie Hat. It comes in a range of soft colors and is subtle whilst still clearly displaying Cookie’s beautiful face.

FAQs

Question: Which Games has Cookie Been in?

Answer: Cookie has been in the majority of games in the franchise. You can find her in Animal Crossing (known as Dōbutsu no Mori in Japan), Animal Crossing: City FolkAnimal Crossing: New LeafAnimal Crossing: Happy Home DesignerAnimal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Question: How Many Dog Villagers are in Animal Crossing?

Answer: There are 20 total dog villagers across the Animal Crossing franchise. Still, only 17 appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including Cookie. There is at least one dog villager for each of the eight personality types. The most common personality type is Lazy, of which there are six.

Question: Can I Play Animal Crossing: New Horizons if I Don’t Have a Nintendo Switch?

Answer: Unfortunately, the only legal platform where you can play Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the Nintendo Switch. It’s not available for any other consoles. However, there are several other titles in the series which you can play on a Nintendo DS or 3DS. If you don’t have any Nintendo consoles, you can play Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on your mobile phone for Android and iOS.

Conclusion

And there we have it! Cookie is a majestic villager, and there’s so much more to discover about h. Still, this is article covers the basics of everything you need to know. After all, you don’t want to spoil everything, and you’ll be able to learn so much more about her if you decide to have her on your island. Personally, I would highly recommend trying to find her, but that’s of course up to you. Hopefully, this guide has been able to help you decide on whether Cookie is the right villager for your island. If you’re not convinced on this Peppy pink dog, then why not take a look at some of our other character guides to see if someone else takes your fancy?

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