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19 Must-Try Cookies in Austin

So many varieties from chocolate chip to sugar to macaron

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The perfectly portable hand-held dessert, cookies are a classic everyone can enjoy. Whether sugar and frosted or fudgy chocolate, nut-free or chock-full, or even gluten-free or vegan, there is a cookie for every preference.

Satisfy that cookie craving with straightforward classics like Upper Crust Bakery, or taste the rainbow (of macarons) at Walton’s Fancy and Staple and La Patisserie. Since everything’s bigger in Texas, we’d be remiss without including Pieous’s truth-in-advertising.

This update adds Houston export Tiny Boxwoods, farmers market favorite Teddy V.’s Patisserie, Fareground’s Henbit, and Zilker bakery Thoroughbread.

While this list is skewed towards chocolate chip (the perennial favorite and honestly, superior form of cookie), respect has been paid to this sugary delight in all its glorious forms.

Indulge other baked good hankerings by exploring Austin’s best bakeries and macaron offerings.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Kellie's Baking Co.

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5245 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 336-7300
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This Burnet Road bakery is known for its InstaBites cookies (sugar cookies iced with an Instagram picture) and chocolate chip cookie shot glasses.

Cookies from Kellie’s Baking Co.
Cookies from Kellie’s Baking Co.
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2. Upper Crust Bakery

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4508 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 467-0102
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An Austin institution, Upper Crust’s old-fashioned cookies have stood the test of time. The chewy, buttery chocolate chip should not be missed.

3. The Steeping Room

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4400 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 467-2663
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The flavor journey through the relaxing tea room’s salty toffee starts in chewy chocolate territory, elevated with toffee chips and a light sprinkle of salt.

4. Tiny Boxwoods Austin

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1503 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 220-0698
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Tiny Boxwoods brings its famous cookies from Houston with this Bryker Woods restaurant. The cookies are served warm, and are available in the restaurant, at a small stand outside, and in ready-to-bake frozen form to-go.

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Tiny Boxwoods’ cookie
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5. Quack's 43rd St Bakery

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411 E 43rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 453-3399
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Nutella. Filled. Tea. Cookie. No need to say more.

6. Texas French Bread

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2900 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 499-0544
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Texas French Bread is dedicated to using high-quality ingredients, and it shows in its flavorful cookies. Try the mocha walnut or chewy ginger.

7. Tiff's Treats

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1806 Nueces St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 473-2600
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A still-warm delivery of Tiff’s Treats is a surefire way to get on anyone’s good side. Just make sure to know their favorite flavor.

8. Whole Foods Market

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525 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 542-2200
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Not only does Whole Foods have the infamous Monster cookies from Henbit, the supermarket chain also offers its own vegan cookie with hefty chocolate chips, the Big John, only available at the downtown location.

Whole Foods Market on North Lamar in Austin
Whole Foods Market on North Lamar in Austin
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9. Walton's Fancy and Staple

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609 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 542-3380
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The delicate macarons are a popular choice at this cozy downtown gem — try the pistachio or mixed berry, or indulge in a macaron ice cream sandwich.

10. Henbit

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111 Congress Ave P300
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 527-3054
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The monster cookies at Henbit have quickly entered the running as Austin’s top cookie. Some people recommend cutting the giant cookies into fourths, those people are quitters.

Henbit’s monster cookie
Henbit’s monster cookie
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11. Teddy V. Pâtisserie

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2912 Garwood St unit b
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 627-3613
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This farmer’s market favorite is known for 1/3-pound cookies with lots of gooey chocolate in the centers.

Chocolate chip cookie from Teddy V.
Chocolate chip cookie from Teddy V.
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12. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

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1120 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 707-8262
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Baked to order so the cookies arrive at your seat warm and soft, Alamo Drafthouse give yet another reason to adore this beloved local chain. Make sure to add a scoop of ice cream.

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13. Capital City Bakery

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2211 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 666-7437
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Many satisfied customers leave Capital City Bakery without even knowing its offerings are vegan. Enjoy decadent cookie sandwiches or beautifully frosted sugar cookies.

14. ThoroughBread

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1709 Bluebonnet Ln
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 922-7622
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This tiny bakery is known for gooey banana Nutella cookies, but also has chocolate chip and peanut butter and jelly.

ThoroughBread bakery’s pastries
ThoroughBread bakery’s pastries
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15. Hayleycakes and Cookies

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1700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 346-2253
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If you’re after an enviable Instagram post, the decorated cookies at Hayley’s are simply unbelievable. The attention to detail carries over to her recipes as well — the sugar cookies have a perfect crumb with sweet icing.

Decorated cookies at HayleyCakes
Decorated cookies at HayleyCakes
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16. La Pâtisserie

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602 W Annie St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 912-0033
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The delicate, colorful macarons steal the show at this small Parisian-inspired bakery — try the toasted almond or tart raspberry.

17. Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

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1905 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 448-3727
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Though known for its amazing cupcakes, don’t overlook the soft-baked cookie offerings from Sugar Mama’s. Try the fudgy brownie cookie with Valrhona chocolate or the salted caramel snickerdoodle.

18. Zoës Kitchen

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5601 Brodie Ln Ste 1525, Sunset Valley
TX, 78745
(512) 358-0888
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Soft, gooey, and enormous, the cookies at this otherwise-healthy Mediterranean chain have two kinds of chocolate and a cult following.

A cookie from Zoës
A cookie from Zoës
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19. Pieous

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166 Hargraves Dr h
Austin, TX 78737
(512) 394-7041
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This Hill Country pizza hotspot also features excellent baked goods.The big-as-your-face chocolate chip cookies are not false advertising. This is definitely a rare instance of both quantity with quality.

Chocolate chip cookie from Pieous
Chocolate chip cookie from Pieous
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1. Kellie's Baking Co.

5245 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Cookies from Kellie’s Baking Co.
Cookies from Kellie’s Baking Co.
Kellie’s Baking Co./Facebook

This Burnet Road bakery is known for its InstaBites cookies (sugar cookies iced with an Instagram picture) and chocolate chip cookie shot glasses.

5245 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

2. Upper Crust Bakery

4508 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

An Austin institution, Upper Crust’s old-fashioned cookies have stood the test of time. The chewy, buttery chocolate chip should not be missed.

4508 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

3. The Steeping Room

4400 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

The flavor journey through the relaxing tea room’s salty toffee starts in chewy chocolate territory, elevated with toffee chips and a light sprinkle of salt.

4400 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756

4. Tiny Boxwoods Austin

1503 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703
Tiny Boxwoods’ cookie
Tiny Boxwoods’ cookie
Tiny Boxwoods [Official]

Tiny Boxwoods brings its famous cookies from Houston with this Bryker Woods restaurant. The cookies are served warm, and are available in the restaurant, at a small stand outside, and in ready-to-bake frozen form to-go.

1503 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703

5. Quack's 43rd St Bakery

411 E 43rd St, Austin, TX 78751

Nutella. Filled. Tea. Cookie. No need to say more.

411 E 43rd St
Austin, TX 78751

6. Texas French Bread

2900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705

Texas French Bread is dedicated to using high-quality ingredients, and it shows in its flavorful cookies. Try the mocha walnut or chewy ginger.

2900 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78705

7. Tiff's Treats

1806 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

A still-warm delivery of Tiff’s Treats is a surefire way to get on anyone’s good side. Just make sure to know their favorite flavor.

1806 Nueces St
Austin, TX 78701

8. Whole Foods Market

525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Whole Foods Market on North Lamar in Austin
Whole Foods Market on North Lamar in Austin
Andre H./Yelp

Not only does Whole Foods have the infamous Monster cookies from Henbit, the supermarket chain also offers its own vegan cookie with hefty chocolate chips, the Big John, only available at the downtown location.

525 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

9. Walton's Fancy and Staple

609 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

The delicate macarons are a popular choice at this cozy downtown gem — try the pistachio or mixed berry, or indulge in a macaron ice cream sandwich.

609 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

10. Henbit

111 Congress Ave P300, Austin, TX 78701
Henbit’s monster cookie
Henbit’s monster cookie
Henbit/Facebook

The monster cookies at Henbit have quickly entered the running as Austin’s top cookie. Some people recommend cutting the giant cookies into fourths, those people are quitters.

111 Congress Ave P300
Austin, TX 78701

11. Teddy V. Pâtisserie

2912 Garwood St unit b, Austin, TX 78702
Chocolate chip cookie from Teddy V.
Chocolate chip cookie from Teddy V.
Teddy V. Pâtisserie/Facebook

This farmer’s market favorite is known for 1/3-pound cookies with lots of gooey chocolate in the centers.

2912 Garwood St unit b
Austin, TX 78702

12. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Alamo Drafthouse/Official

Baked to order so the cookies arrive at your seat warm and soft, Alamo Drafthouse give yet another reason to adore this beloved local chain. Make sure to add a scoop of ice cream.

1120 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

13. Capital City Bakery

2211 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Many satisfied customers leave Capital City Bakery without even knowing its offerings are vegan. Enjoy decadent cookie sandwiches or beautifully frosted sugar cookies.

2211 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

14. ThoroughBread

1709 Bluebonnet Ln, Austin, TX 78704
ThoroughBread bakery’s pastries
ThoroughBread bakery’s pastries
Courtney Pierce

This tiny bakery is known for gooey banana Nutella cookies, but also has chocolate chip and peanut butter and jelly.

1709 Bluebonnet Ln
Austin, TX 78704

15. Hayleycakes and Cookies

1700 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Decorated cookies at HayleyCakes
Decorated cookies at HayleyCakes
HayleyCakes and Cookies/Facebook

If you’re after an enviable Instagram post, the decorated cookies at Hayley’s are simply unbelievable. The attention to detail carries over to her recipes as well — the sugar cookies have a perfect crumb with sweet icing.

1700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

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16. La Pâtisserie

602 W Annie St, Austin, TX 78704

The delicate, colorful macarons steal the show at this small Parisian-inspired bakery — try the toasted almond or tart raspberry.

602 W Annie St
Austin, TX 78704

17. Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

1905 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Though known for its amazing cupcakes, don’t overlook the soft-baked cookie offerings from Sugar Mama’s. Try the fudgy brownie cookie with Valrhona chocolate or the salted caramel snickerdoodle.

1905 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

18. Zoës Kitchen

5601 Brodie Ln Ste 1525, Sunset Valley, TX, 78745
A cookie from Zoës
A cookie from Zoës
Tim C./Yelp

Soft, gooey, and enormous, the cookies at this otherwise-healthy Mediterranean chain have two kinds of chocolate and a cult following.

5601 Brodie Ln Ste 1525, Sunset Valley
TX, 78745

19. Pieous

166 Hargraves Dr h, Austin, TX 78737
Chocolate chip cookie from Pieous
Chocolate chip cookie from Pieous
Erin Russell/EATX

This Hill Country pizza hotspot also features excellent baked goods.The big-as-your-face chocolate chip cookies are not false advertising. This is definitely a rare instance of both quantity with quality.

166 Hargraves Dr h
Austin, TX 78737

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