Best cookies: Flourless chocolate cookies from Dominique Ansel Bakery
Best cookies: Chocolate-chip cookies from Baconery
Best cookies: Key-lime pie cookies from Schmackary’s
Best cookies: Downtown Cookie Co. funfetti cookies from Everyman Espresso
Best cookies: Peanut butter cookies from Ovenly
Best cookies: Oatmeal raisin cookies from Kahve
Best cookies: Diamond chocolate-chip shortbreads at Bien Cuit
Best cookies: Palmiers from Colson Patisserie
Best cookies: Rugalach from Moishe’s Bake Shop
Whether your vice is flaky butter cookies, crisp sugar cookies, decadent chocolate or gooey chocolate chip, we’ve found a cookie that will deliver surefire sweet-tooth pleasure. We turned to a few of our favorite New York bakeries to suss out their most satisfying treats, then whittled down our findings to this list of New York’s best cookies. Did we miss your favorite cookie? Join the conversation in the comments.
These gluten-free beauties—crafted with three types of dark and semi-sweet European chocolate—are baked by the hour throughout the day, ensuring the organic-pecan–studded interior is still molten when you bite through the crisp outer shell ($3.25 each).
In a quest to re-create the summery pie in cookie form, owner Zachary Schmahl tinkered with lime oil and zest, adding the citrus to a cookie base enhanced with chopped pistachios, graham cracker crumbs and white-chocolate chunks. Lime-infused buttercream frosting and more graham crumbs festoon the top ($2.75 for one).
The nostalgic Pillsbury cake mix gets an upgrade in these hefty multicolor discs (dozen $24). Downtown Cookie Co. owner Dan Guerrera blasts his sugar-cookie dough with enough rainbow jimmies to make the annual Times Square New Year’s glitter bomb seem weak. Get them at Everyman Espresso, or order online at downtowncookieco.com.
Rugalach from Moishe’s Bake Shop
Among the many sweets available at this long-standing East Village bakery, these rolled kosher biscuits ($14 per pound) stand out for their tender, buttery dough. Ask for a petite crescent in each of the three flavors: sour cream, raspberry and chocolate.
True to its name, this Mediterranean restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen serves mezzes, or a selection of small dishes meant to be shared. Start off a meal with a sampler platter of hummus, tzatziki, tapenade, roasted pepper and eggplant dip and a paprika-walnut dip ($15). Other appetizers include cheese fondue ($28 for a medium, $38 for a large), grilled lamb sausage with arugula ($14) and spinach and feta pies ($11). Share a mixed grill platter of chicken kebab, kofte, lamp chops, lamb sausage and beef tenderloin ($70 for a medium, $120 for a large) with a bigger group, or try the pork youvetsi sauteed with onions, tomatoes, red wine and herbs served with orzo ($20). Dessert lovers might want to order the pistachio-ricotta cake ($9) or go all out with chocolate fondue ($28 for a medium, $38 for a large). A menu of signature cocktails, beer and wines by the glass or bottle is also available.
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