Cookies are a great snack or dessert. There are unlimited flavors and kinds of cookies in the offering at Boston-based bakeries all around the city. Some of the best cookies are found right here in Boston. All that is needed for a perfect pairing is a glass of cold milk or a hot cup of tea. Whether chocolate, Snickerdoodle, white chocolate, peanut butter or M & M and beyond, there is a specialty cookie for every taste and craving.

(Photo Credit: Insomnia Cookies)

(Photo Credit: Insomnia Cookies)

Insomnia Cookies
708 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(877) 632-6654

These popular cookies are warm, delicious and delivered directly to the door of the individual placing the order. Late-night deliveries make them a hidden gem and especially popular with college students in and around Boston. Of course, they are also available at the retail store location. Insomnia Cookies’ signature cookie flavor choices include: triple chocolate chunk, chocolate peanut butter cup and white chocolate macadamia nut. 

(Photo Credit: Rosie's Bakery)

(Photo Credit: Rosie’s Bakery)

Rosie’s Bakery
9 Boylston St.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 277-5629

Rosie’s Bakery uses the purest of ingredients with no preservatives or chemicals in their cookies. Rosie’s cookies are big, delicious and each one can satisfy more than one sweet tooth at a time. The award-winning cookie flavors at this bakery include chocolate chip and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, which are crisp on the edges and soft and chewy in the middle. Rosie’s also offers special seasonal flavors, which include lemon springtimes, ginger molasses and pecan sandies. 

(Photo Credit: The Chipyard)

(Photo Credit: The Chipyard)

The Chipyard
657 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 742-9537

The Shipyard serves delicious chocolate chip cookies directly out of the oven and into the classic paper carrying bag. Most patrons walk around enjoying the sights and sounds of the city while eating The Chipyard cookies right out of the bag, one at a time. The traditional chocolate chip cookie is the signature cookie and is the most popular choice. Oatmeal raisin chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chip and chocolate chocolate chip are the other flavors that will quickly satiate any cookie craver that walks by this wonderfully aromatic open storefront at the historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace in the heart of the city.

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(Photo Credit: Flour Bakery + Cafe)

(Photo Credit: Flour Bakery + Cafe)

Flour Bakery + Cafe
1595 Washington St.
South End
Boston, MA 02118
617) 267-4300

As they say at Flour Bakery + Cafe, “Make life sweeter…eat dessert first!” There are so many cookies to choose from, it is hard to decide which one to pick. The customer favorite cookie at the Flour Bakery + Cafe is the Chunky Lola, which is a combination of oats, chocolate, coconut and toasted pecans. The molasses ginger cookies, a chewy blend of spicy sweetness, are also a popular choice.

Sweet Tooth Boston
371 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 268-2555

This neighborhood sweet shop is known for its huge and delicious cookies. Each cookie weigh one-half pound and is certainly enough to share. The Sweet Tooth Boston regulars have several favorite cookie flavors, which include peanut butter with white chocolate and cashews, white chocolate chunk with pistachio nuts and oatmeal and craisin cookies. There are difficult choices to make upon arrival at this great bakery because everything is especially delicious.

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