Best of Boston

BEST Cookie

2014 BEST Cookie

Flour Bakery + Café

It may seem like a simple task, but pulling off truly great chocolate chip cookies requires some serious baking chops. Pastry empress Joanne Chang tweaks her recipe with bread flour for chew, and luxe Tcho semisweet and milk chocolate to… read more»

2011 BEST Cookie, Chocolate Sandwich

Hi-Rise Bread Company


Choosing just one of Hi-Rise’s cookies is a little like being forced to choose between your children. The almond macaroons taste like an intense nutty cloud. The oatmeal coconut, studded with whole pecans, are as chewy as can be. But… read more»

2003 BEST Cookie

Flour Bakery + Cafe


Much of this bright and sunny bakery’s success is due to the fact that it was one of the first businesses of its kind to move into the Washington Street corridor—in other words, before the arrival of the Silver Line,… read more»

1999 BEST Cookie

Cafe 300


Make no mistake: These aren’t delicate little Proustian pastries. Cafe 300 serves up good ol’ American chunka hunka cookies—chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle, ginger, and peanut butter—and we love their moist, dense richness. Located in the Fort Point Channel area,… read more»

1996 BEST Cookie, Chocolate Chip

The Boston Chipyard


Bucking the megacookie trend, these bite-size morsels are perfect—buttery, slightly chewy, crisp edges, with just enough chips. Buy the by the dozen, and they disappear. read more»

1995 BEST Cookie, Chocolate

Rosie’s Bakery


When a chocolate craving hits, there are few things in life more satisfying than one of Rosie’s cookies. Sophisticated enough to feel adult; fudgy enough to make our inner child stop whining. read more»

1994 BEST Cookie, Alternative

Starbucks Coffee Company

Starbucks’ molasses chews are just about the best cookies to hit Beantown since the invention of the tollhouse. Spiked with a generous amount of ginger and lightly dusted with a veil of sugar, these huge saucer-size cookies are perfect for… read more»

1991 BEST Cookie

Tie: Beth Israel Hospital, Cookie Express from Karen’s Kitchen; Bentonwood Cafe

Boston; Newton Centre

We spent days testing these cookies and trying to decide which was the best: Beth Israel’s oatmeal raisin, Cookie Express’s chocolate chocolate chip, or Bentonwood Cafe’s chocolate-chip meringue. Winners all. read more»

1990 BEST Cookie

Cookie Express from Karen’s Kitchen

If everybody’s mom made cookies this good, nobody would ever leave home. read more»

1984 BEST Cookie

David’s Cookies

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