Best of Boston

BEST Cookie

2011 BEST Cookie, Chocolate Sandwich
Photo by Anthony Tieuli

Hi-Rise Bread Company

Cambridge

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

Boston

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»

1996 BEST Cookie, Chocolate Chip

The Boston Chipyard

Boston

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

Cambridge

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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1982 BEST Cookie

Hamlet & Kenn

Boston

Primarily a caterer, their cookies and petits fours are unrivaled. read more»

1981 BEST Cookie

Cookies Cook’n

Medford

Especially the chocolate chip cookies, which edged out last year’s champs from the Boston Chipyard. read more»