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20 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 fancy cookie trailer Cookie Rich and California buttercream experts SusieCakes.

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

Indulge other baked goods hankerings by exploring Austin’s best bakeries and macaron offerings. And don’t forget to order cookies for delivery.

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Kellie's Baking Co.

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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. Place orders online.

Upper Crust Bakery

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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. Place pickup orders online.

Tiny Boxwoods Austin

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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 (Tiny’s Milk and Cookies), and in ready-to-bake frozen form to-go. Place pickup orders online.

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A cookie at Tiny Boxwoods.
Tiny Boxwoods

Quack's 43rd St Bakery

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The salty oat and ginger krinkle are favorites at this classic Austin bakery.

Texas French Bread

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Texas French Bread is dedicated to using high-quality ingredients, and it shows in its flavorful cookies. Though its selection is limited right now due to operating out of a trailer, it usually has a few kinds including chocolate chip and ginger.

Cookie Rich

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This trailer on near campus offers a unique take on cookies, with frosting sandwiched between two small domed cookies. The sweets are also available blended into ice cream for a cool treat. Place pickup and delivery orders online.

Tiff's Treats

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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. Place delivery and pickup orders online.

SusieCakes

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The Rollingwood branch of this bakery from California serves chocolate chip cookies, soft sugar cookies with famed frosting, and more. Place pickup and delivery orders online.

Whole Foods Market

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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, as well as brown butter chocolate chip cookies.

Walton's Fancy and Staple

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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. Place pickup and delivery orders online.

The Baked Bear

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This Seaholm spot lets customers create decadent custom cookie ice cream sandwiches. Place pickup and delivery orders online.

The monster cookies at Henbit have almost become a tourist attraction. Some people recommend cutting the giant cookies into fourths, those people are quitters. Place pickup orders online.

Teddy V. Pâtisserie

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This farmers market favorite is known for one-third-pound cookies with lots of gooey chocolate in the centers.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

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Baked to order so the cookies arrive at your seat warm and soft, Alamo Drafthouse has a surprisingly good cookie offering. Make sure to add a scoop of ice cream.

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Cookies at Alamo Drafthouse.
Alamo Drafthouse

Capital City Bakery

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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. Place pickup orders online.

ThoroughBread

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This tiny bakery is known for gooey banana Nutella cookies, but also has chocolate chips and peanut butter and jelly. Place pickup orders online.

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ThoroughBread bakery’s pastries.
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Hayleycakes and Cookies

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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. Place pickup orders online.

La Pâtisserie

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

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

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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. Place pickup and delivery orders online.

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. Takeout orders can be placed online.

A giant chocolate chip cookie.
Chocolate chip cookie from Pieous
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Kellie's Baking Co.

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

Upper Crust Bakery

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

Tiny Boxwoods Austin

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 (Tiny’s Milk and Cookies), and in ready-to-bake frozen form to-go. Place pickup orders online.

A chocolate chip cookie.
A cookie at Tiny Boxwoods.
Tiny Boxwoods

Quack's 43rd St Bakery

The salty oat and ginger krinkle are favorites at this classic Austin bakery.

Texas French Bread

Texas French Bread is dedicated to using high-quality ingredients, and it shows in its flavorful cookies. Though its selection is limited right now due to operating out of a trailer, it usually has a few kinds including chocolate chip and ginger.

Cookie Rich

This trailer on near campus offers a unique take on cookies, with frosting sandwiched between two small domed cookies. The sweets are also available blended into ice cream for a cool treat. Place pickup and delivery orders online.

Tiff's Treats

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. Place delivery and pickup orders online.

SusieCakes

The Rollingwood branch of this bakery from California serves chocolate chip cookies, soft sugar cookies with famed frosting, and more. Place pickup and delivery orders online.

Whole Foods Market

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, as well as brown butter chocolate chip cookies.

Walton's Fancy and Staple

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. Place pickup and delivery orders online.

The Baked Bear

This Seaholm spot lets customers create decadent custom cookie ice cream sandwiches. Place pickup and delivery orders online.

Henbit

The monster cookies at Henbit have almost become a tourist attraction. Some people recommend cutting the giant cookies into fourths, those people are quitters. Place pickup orders online.

Teddy V. Pâtisserie

This farmers market favorite is known for one-third-pound cookies with lots of gooey chocolate in the centers.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Baked to order so the cookies arrive at your seat warm and soft, Alamo Drafthouse has a surprisingly good cookie offering. Make sure to add a scoop of ice cream.

A plate of cookies.
Cookies at Alamo Drafthouse.
Alamo Drafthouse

Capital City Bakery

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

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ThoroughBread

This tiny bakery is known for gooey banana Nutella cookies, but also has chocolate chips and peanut butter and jelly. Place pickup orders online.

Bread and cookies on trays.
ThoroughBread bakery’s pastries.
Courtney Pierce

Hayleycakes and Cookies

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. Place pickup orders online.

La Pâtisserie

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

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

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. Place pickup and delivery orders online.

Pieous

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. Takeout orders can be placed online.

A giant chocolate chip cookie.
Chocolate chip cookie from Pieous
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