Home is Central’s newest healthy eating hub, a purveyor of all things veggie. Once you’re done making your insides feel good with nourishing wraps, juices and salads, treat yourself to a Chris Crunch cookie. Though it still contains sugar (muscovado, mind you), it’s technically a healthy option, thanks to a recipe of wheat flour, raw chocolate, soy milk and coconut oil. This is one treat that’s not ridden with guilt and regret. $35.
Run by master baker Joyce Cheng, Homie has earned itself a well-deserved cult following. The flavours are deliciously innovative, from the carrot cake-esque Hopped Up and the Golden Ticket oatmeal cookie with Nutella topped with Ferrero Rocher to the lemon and poppy seed John Lemon. Homie Cookies occasionally organise pop-ups around town and are stocked in Elephant Grounds on Gough Street, but it’s best to order a big batch online or to pick them up fresh from Kowloon Bay. $25. Rm 2028, 20/F, Metro Ctr II, 21 Lam Hing St, Kowloon Bay; homiecookies.com.
Lily and Bloom’s chocolate chip cookie – fresh baked and served hot in a skillet – requires a spoon and a healthy appetite for all things sweet. Runny chocolate and warm, chewy goodness not enough? This temptress is topped with a rich hot fudge sauce and is served beneath a choice of either salted caramel or vanilla ice cream for the ideal hot ‘n’ cold combo that makes for a perfect dessert. $95.
In the centre of Shin Hing Street’s French trifecta of Figaro, Neo and Cocotte is go-to dessert spot Munchies. Handcrafted organic and GMO-free sweet treats are the name of the game here. Choose from cookies, ice cream and doughnuts or mix them together for some next level ice cream sandwiches. The cookies range from the ridiculously indulgent Double Double, with dark and white chocolate chunks, to the divine Early Grey Haze Heaven. $25.
Only available online for delivery or pick up from the Mid-Levels, Sugar Sisters’ fantastic cookies come either grain or gluten-free. The ingenious Souped Up Sister cookie, which contains potato chips, pretzels, toffee and chocolate, is one of our all-time faves. It hits the spot for those who love salty and sweet with added crunch. Trying to be a bit healthier? The Good Sister is both a grain-free and gluten-free, protein-packed chocolate cookie. From $300 for 12. 3 Kennedy Rd, Mid-Levels, 9852 1509; sugarsistershk.com.
Tai Tai Pie Pies may be synonymous with awesome pies but the cookies shouldn’t be overlooked. Sadly, there is no cookie pie, but the Sinfully Chocolate Chip is delectably chewy and you can also opt for a version with walnuts for some added bite. The semi-sweet chocolate ensures these cookies aren’t overly rich while still remaining devilishly moreish. The cookies can be ordered online and picked up from the counter at The Great Food Hall in Pacific Place or direct from the Fo Tan bakery. Milk at the ready! From $120 for 12.