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.
Let's face facts, the cookie is as critical to American culture as apple pie. They may not be the fanciest of sweets, but a good cookie can easily outshine any dessert du jour. Like other all-American favorites (check out America’s best donuts and best pies), this sumptuous, sweet-tasting biscuit has the power to both comfort and delight.
Luckily for candy junkies in search of the very best cookies in the US, bakeries and coffee shops from coast to coast are answering the call for copious cookie quantities by inventing all manner of new and fanciful flavors. So grab a big glass of milk – the classic complement – and become a cookie connoisseur with our exhaustive guide to all that's available.