Cookies abound at Milk Jar Cookies, where baking from scratch in small batches is the standard. Favorite standbys (read: the chocolate chip variety) get spiced up alongside seasonal flavors like chocolate-covered banana, birthday cookie or peppermint candy cane. The birthday cookie is enticing enough to replace a whole celebratory cake; a simple sugar cookie doused in an explosion of rainbow sprinkles. One bite and it’ll turn you into a giddy kid again. Pair your treat with a glass of milk from Broguiere’s Dairy or a cup of joe from Handsome Roasters. Cookies are $3 each—and lucky for us, they ship ’em, too.
What do you think of when you think of the USA? The Golden Gate Bridge? The iconic Mount Rushmore? Lady Liberty herself? Whatever it is that comes to mind, some things in the US are just ingrained into our culture. But everyone who’s anyone knows there’s one much smaller thing that makes Americans who we are – and that’s cookies.
Whether it’s girl scout cookies, big, soft NYC cookies, or thin, snappable, chewy ones, cookies are pretty much the USA’s national dish. We love them. And the best part? They’re different everywhere you go. So we’ve gone to the trouble of rounding up the best cookies across the USA, in 15 different cities, so you can experience the best of the best. We know, selfless, right? Here’s our definitive list of the best cookies in America.