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.
This Prospect Heights pizza and pasta joint has a dedicated following among the neighborhood’s residents. The menu reads like any typical old-school Italian restaurant, but the focus on seasonal ingredients sets Amorina apart. The special “Will to Live” pizza changes nightly—one day, it could be made with fresh ramp pesto and mozzarella, and the next, it could be a meaty sausage pie. Classics like the margherita ($12) and tricolore ($15) pizzas make an appearance, as do more inventive options like the gorgonzola e frutta, with wine-soaked figs, caramelized pears and a drizzle of honey. If you want something other than a slice, there’s plenty of pasta to choose from—think rigatoni with cremini and porcini mushrooms ($15.50), baked ziti with smoked mozzarella, stewed tomatoes and bechamel sauce ($15) and eggplant parmigiana ($15). The restaurant serves up all kinds of traditional sweets for dessert, like ricotta cheesecake with orange and a flourless chocolate cake with caramel (both $7).
Venue says: “Will To Live Pizza: Ricotta, Roasted Winter Squash, Caramelized Onion, Speck”