99 Union St.
Seattle, WA 98101
Situated just across the street from Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, you’ll find the elegant Four Seasons Hotel. This may not be the first place you’d think to look for some of the best cookies in town, but you’d be foolish to overlook the offerings at Ethan Stowell Restaurants Goldfinch Tavern. The room is modern yet comfortable and has a stunning view of Elliott Bay. The menu is stellar all around, but be sure to finish your meal with a batch of their featured cookies. Think chocolate chip, oatmeal, peanut butter, lemon sugar and other delectable varieties. And they get bonus points because they take the care to serve them up warm.
Crumble & Flake
1500 E. Olive Way
Seattle, WA 981
Chef and owner Neil Robertson’s Crumble & Flake uses the tagline, “We are a tiny bakery making pastries with care and attention.” And boy, do they deliver on all counts! This pint-sized outpost of confections is nestled into a delicious block on the western slope of Capitol Hill, and they sell out of their delectable sweet treats on a regular basis. Arrive early to be sure you get your first choice, and if you are lucky, you’ll leave with a selection of pink peppercorn shortbread, chocolate chip and their famous cheweos sandwich cookies that come in a variety of flavors like mint, coffee and peanut butter.
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522 19th Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98112
In 2013, Seattle got its first cookie-only bakery in the form of Hello Robin, and cookie lovers rejoiced. As a long time recreational baker, Robin Wehl Martin baked her delectable cookies for fundraisers and bar mitzvahs, but demand finally outpaced what she could produce in her home kitchen, and the rest is history. This lovely bake shop offers takeaway, but also has a comfy counter where you can enjoy your cookie. They offer up to a dozen varieties each day, which can make it hard to choose, but some favorites are the big bad bourbon cookie, orange habanero chocolate chip, her grandma’s orange snickerdoodle and the molasses. And if you want to learn to make them at home, they even offer onsite baking classes.
2919 Fuhrman Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Snuggled into Seattle’s Portage Bay, you’ll find Ericka Burkes’s Canal Market, a general store that offers groceries, home goods and her stellar fare. Like all of Ericka’s ventures, there is plenty to delight you. But if cookies are your thing, you are in luck! Though the offerings change regularly, you can expect to choose from such classics as old fashioned chocolate chip, chocolate chip toffee, chocolate cherry almond, snickerdoodle, ginger chocolate chocolate espresso, oatmeal or peanut butter caramel.
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