Who doesn’t love a cookie? Some come soft & chewy, and others crisp and crunchy. Regardless of your perfect cookie type, Seattle bakeries are eager to please. The heavy lifting of munching around town has been done for you, and here are the results. So grab a glass of milk and let’s go!
The Goldfinch Tavern At The Four Seasons
99 Union St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 749-7070

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.

Cheweos from Crumble & Flake; Photo courtesy of Jenise Silva

Crumble & Flake
1500 E. Olive Way
Seattle, WA 981
(206) 329-1804

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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Big Bad Bourbon Cookie From Hello Robin; Photo courtesy of Jenise Silva

Hello Robin
522 19th Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 735-7970

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.

Canal Market
2919 Fuhrman Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 588-2893

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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Jenise Silva is a freelance writer in Seattle who has studied culinary, visual and performing arts. She penned the financial planning guide Women & Money, and has been writing about food and the arts for a number of years. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.