While we all try to eat healthy, it’s impossible to resist a great cookie. For those of us living in Houston, that task becomes more difficult, since there are an abundance of great cookie shops in the city. Whether you love sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies, or the always popular chocolate chip cookie, we guarantee Houston has a cookie that is sure to melt in your mouth. If you are on the hunt for the best cookies in Houston, here are a few places we’ve found have some of the best cookies in the Lone Star State.
Michael’s Cookie Jar
Often referred to as the “living legend of cookies,” owner Michael Salvino is the go-to guy when you want a great cookie in Houston. Though his cookie shop has been in business a relatively short eight years, it has made quite an impression on Houston residents who know a good cookie when they taste it. If you want to pay Michael’s Cookie Jar a visit, make sure you try Michael’s chocolate chunk cookies or his classic sugar cookies.
If you’ve ever wanted to sit in a beautiful garden on a sunny day while holding a latte in one hand and a great-tasting cookie in the other, your wish can come true when you pay a visit to Houston’s Tiny Boxwoods. Famous for its butter cookies, it also gets rave reviews for its chocolate chip cookies. Whether you try one of these, both of them, or other selections, you’re sure to walk away with a smile on your face, as well as a few cookie crumbs.
Three Brothers Bakery
In business since 1949, Three Brothers Bakery is a Houston institution that has made scrumptious cookies for generations of the city’s residents. Unique in that it offers well over 30 different types of kosher and non-dairy cookies, it also has an excellent reputation for its delightful Three Brothers Cookie Chocolate Chewie. A cross between a cookie and a brownie, it comes with a topping of chopped walnuts.
An Italian bistro, Paulie’s is also a place where its cookies should not be underestimated. After having your meal, you simply cannot leave without having dessert. For most customers, this means ordering one or two chocolate chip cookies. However, these are not your typical chocolate chip cookies. Instead, not only are they loaded with chocolate chips, but also have additional chocolate dripped on them, giving you a chocolate experience you won’t forget.
Fluff Bake Bar
If you want your cookies made by a world-class baker, then you must pay a visit to Rebecca Masson and her Fluff Bake Bar. After gaining acclaim a few years back for her appearance on “Top Chef: Just Desserts,” Rebecca and her cookies became household names in Houston. If you want to sample some of her creations, make sure you start with the fluffernutter sandwich cookies.
As its name playfully implies, the cookies found at Sinfull Bakery are not only so good they are sinful, but also so good you won’t be able to stop eating them until you are stuffed. Focusing on cookies that are healthy by 21st-century standards, Sinfull Bakery’s cookies are organic and completely vegan, but don’t let that stop you from trying them. Once you step through the doors, immediately order the oatmeal raisin cookies. Containing rum-soaked raisins and using dough that has been infused with syrup, you’ll quickly gain a new appreciation for organic and vegan foods.
Always coming up with new cookie creations, Pondicheri offers cookies you probably never thought could be made here on planet Earth. If you are ready for a cookie-eating experience you’ll remember for a long time, stop by and try such selections as Double Chocolate Hazelnut Basil, Chocolate Almond Coconut Fresh Mint, Chocolate Oatmeal Chili, and the Pistachio Cardamom.
DaCapo’s Pastry Cafe
If you are ready for a real treat you likely won’t find anywhere else, pay a visit to DaCapo’s Pastry Cafe and try a few banana chocolate chip cookies. An interesting combination, the cookies have a taste that is not to be believed. Often considered the most popular cookies in Houston by many residents, they are well worth the effort.
With so many cookies from which to choose, you’ll simply have to make the sacrifice and visit each of these places so you can sample their cookie creations. While it is a hard job, someone has to do it. Therefore, don’t hesitate to volunteer so you can get started right away.