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The 10 best cookies in NYC (and where to find them)

We rounded up the best cookies in the city—crunchy or chewy, thick or thin, here’s how the cookie crumbles

Photograph: Laura Gallant

Sure, donut shops and macaron patisseries have some pretty delicious offerings, but the cookie is a classic for a reason—especially these 10. Including chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies and a even s’mores cookies, these are some of the best desserts from the best bakeries in NYC. They’re anything but cookie-cutter boring.

The 10 best cookies in NYC

Kitchen Sink at Amy’s Bread

Chunky, chewy, drool-inducing—these are all the things a cookie should be. And the Kitchen Sink variety from this Hell’s Kitchen bakery is all that and much more. Laced with coconut and oats and studded with pecans, chocolate and cranberries, this subtly sweet specimen doesn’t skimp on the goods. It’s the stuff a certain fuzzy blue Muppet goes gaga over. $2.50.

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Hell's Kitchen

Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot at Dominique Ansel Bakery

Throw it back to your childhood dunking days with this very Instagrammable milk-and-cookies combo. Crisp enough on the outside that it won’t crumble but still moist in the middle, it’s further proof that the Cronut king can do no wrong. Ansel couples rich chocolate with cold-infused Tahitian vanilla milk for the interior coating, and whether you shoot the pool of milk then chase with the cookie or go for the nibble-and-sip technique, it lives up to the hype. $4.75.

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Black ‘N’ Whites at Glaser’s Bake Shop

A black-and-white cookie is like the Empire State Building of cookies. A New York City icon, few varieties trump the dessert staple, and one of the oldest in town is also the best—these spongy rounds from the 114-year-old bakery. A yin-yang slathering of vanilla and chocolate is the icing on the cake, er, cookie. $1.50.

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Upper East Side

Chocolate Chip Cookies at Jacques Torres

Even if math was never your forte, the higher chocolate-to-dough ratio in this delectable treat is one you can get behind. A chocolate lover’s dream, the crisp-around-the-edges cookies are chock full of Torres’ quarter-size dark-chocolate chips. It’s just like the ones Mom used to make, only better. Watch your back, Toll House. Multiple locations. $18 for 6.

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Chocolate Chip Walnut at Levain Bakery

At this UWS nook, size matters. Seductively gooey on the inside and golden brown on the outside, this Holy Grail of cookies is the size of your head and big enough to feed your whole crew (or not). Semisweet chocolate morsels and chunks of walnuts mix and mingle, making each buttery bite better than the next. The only thing worse than waiting on the long line out the door is the sinking feeling you’ll get when you’re left with no more bites. $4.

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Upper West Side

Maman’s ‘Famous’ Nutty Chocolate Chunk Cookie at Maman

The technical description of a chocolate-chunk cookie of this caliber: “yummy.” At its core, it’s soft and melty, but it comes with just the right amount of crunch courtesy of sea salt, macadamias, almonds, walnuts and a browned exterior. Factor in the imported chocolate and it hits the sweet spot. $3.75.

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Little Italy

S’mores Cookie at Milk & Cookies Bakery

For big-city folk without a backyard bonfire pit, s’mores are a nostalgic memory left behind at summer camp. For the next best thing, head to this West Village bakery, where owner Tina Casaceli pulls out all the stops with graham cracker flavor, fluffy marshmallow pieces and chocolate chips. Translation: s’moregasm. $2.85.

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West Village

Compost Cookie at Momofuku Milk Bar

A decadent confection or a savory snack? Dreamt up by pastry whiz Christina Tosi, this sweet-and-salty number—loaded with chocolate chips, butterscotch, potato chips, pretzels, graham crackers, coffee grounds and oats—offers the best of both. We’re not saying it’s the best baked creation ever, but we’re not not saying that, either. $2.25.

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Midtown West

Salted Peanut Butter Cookie at Ovenly

This Brooklyn bakery produces a mean (gluten-free!) cookie. Made with smooth, all-natural peanut butter and topped with a dash of sea salt to balance out the sweetness, it’s addictive, decadent and good for you. Win-win-win. $2.75.

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Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie With Milk at Untitled

We’ll take chocolate with a side of…chocolate. The triple threat—with milk, dark and white—is enough to leave you weak in the knees, while a sprinkling of crystallized salt takes things to another level. The fresh-from-the-oven version even comes with a mason jar of cold vanilla-spiked milk. No one has to know (or will even believe) it’s all gluten-free. $8.

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Janice Marie F
Janice Marie F

Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates near to me in Midtown Sacramento has super delish Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Truffle Cookies :-D sooooo gooooood :-D