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Cookies from Teddy V’s
Cookies from Teddy V’s
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19 Must-Try Cookies in Austin

So many varieties from chocolate chip to sugar to macaron

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Cookies from Teddy V’s
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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.

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.

Cookies from Kellie’s Baking Co.
Cookies from Kellie’s Baking Co.
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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.

The Steeping Room

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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.

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, and in ready-to-bake frozen form to-go.

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

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

Texas French Bread

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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.

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.

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.

Whole Foods Market on North Lamar in Austin
Whole Foods Market on North Lamar in Austin
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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.

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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Teddy V. Pâtisserie

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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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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

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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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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.

ThoroughBread

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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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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.

Decorated cookies at HayleyCakes
Decorated cookies at HayleyCakes
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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.

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.

Zoës Kitchen

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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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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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Kellie's Baking Co.

Cookies from Kellie’s Baking Co.
Cookies from 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.

Cookies from Kellie’s Baking Co.
Cookies from Kellie’s Baking Co.
Kellie’s Baking Co./Facebook

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.

The Steeping Room

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.

Tiny Boxwoods Austin

Tiny Boxwoods’ cookie
Tiny Boxwoods’ cookie
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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.

Tiny Boxwoods’ cookie
Tiny Boxwoods’ cookie
Tiny Boxwoods [Official]

Quack's 43rd St Bakery

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

Texas French Bread

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

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.

Whole Foods Market

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.

Whole Foods Market on North Lamar in Austin
Whole Foods Market on North Lamar in Austin
Andre H./Yelp

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.

Henbit