Best of Boston

Best Cookie

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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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

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