10 Best Places for Cookies in Massachusetts

Who doesn’t love cookies? Chocolate chip. Molasses. Thumbprint. Gingersnaps. There’s something to satisfy every palate! Whether you need to pick up a baker’s dozen for an upcoming gathering or you simply have a sweets craving, these bakeries and pastry shops have some of the best cookies in Massachusetts. 

The Boston Chipyard, Boston, MA

For the best cookies in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, visit the Boston Chipyard. Choose from six varieties of chocolate chip cookies: traditional, chocolate chocolate chip, walnut chocolate chip, macadamia chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chip and mint chocolate chip. If you’re there when they come out of the oven, they’re even better. But be sure to take some home for later, too!

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Cookie Time Bakery, Arlington, MA

Choose from 40 kinds of cookies at Cookie Time Bakery in Arlington. They pride themselves in using butter in every recipe. Order something special for a birthday or holiday—or simply stop in to see what’s fresh from the oven. A few of their best-sellers include salted caramel macaroons, hazelnut shortbread, peanut butter buddies, snickerdoodles and coconut fudgies. Choosing your favorites might not be easy but sampling your purchases will be!

Insomnia Cookies, Cambridge, MA

Visit Insomnia Cookies when you’re craving something sweet. Even better—they deliver. If you can’t sleep or are up late at night studying, give them a call. Cookies will come your way until 3 a.m. From as few as two to a box of 24, there’s something to remedy every cookie crisis. They’ll even bring the milk.

The Cookie Monstah, Danvers, MA

Their moniker boasts allegiance to the Red Sox and their wares boast some mean cookie baking skills. The Cookie Monstah features a long list of cookie favorites—many of which are also incorporated into ice cream sandwiches. Cookies and ice cream make an awesome pair. Keep your eyes peeled for their cookie food truck, too.

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Top Shelf Cookies, Boston, MA

Consider buying someone you love a Cookie of the Month gift subscription for the holidays or as a birthday gift. Top Shelf Cookies has several options for subscription gifts, as well as nearly 20 varieties available every day. Indulge in a Chocolatte, a Cocoverdose, Alex’s Sweet Heat, Boston Lager Chocolate Chip and more. There’s sure to be at least one that meets your fancy.

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Cerrato’s Pastry Shop, West Springfield, MA

The cookies at Cerrato’s Pastry Shop are mini works of art—and they’re delicious, too. An eclectic mix of Italian cookies in various shapes and colors will melt in your mouth at the very first bite. Perfect for dunking in coffee, a cappuccino or glass of icy cold milk, you’ll need more than one at every sitting. French macarons and Madeleines are available, too. Call ahead for large orders and ask about their cookie platters for special events.

Country Desserts, Newton, MA

For the best cookies in Newton, check out Country Desserts. Unlike processed or mass-produced cookies, theirs are made delicately with real ingredients, in small batches. Call ahead for a special platter to share with your family or your friends at work. You won’t be disappointed.

Sowy’s Bakery, Lowell, MA

At Sowy’s Bakery, the cookies are loaded with rich, creamy butter—and a few other important ingredients. They’re shaped individually and baked daily. A Spanish bakery, customers choose from Mantecados (Spanish crumble cookies), Polovorones (almond cookies), Alfajores de Medina Sidonia (made with anise, almonds and hazelnuts) and more. Perfect for gift-giving, they’re even better for taking home and enjoying with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

Kilbert & Forbes Bakeshop, Boston, MA

No matter the season, Kilbert & Forbes Bakeshop has cookies to celebrate. Known for their large, homemade cookies, the bakery even goes one step larger. They make giant cookies as a great substitute for cakes. They feature more than a dozen kinds of cookies every day. Talk to them about catering your dessert event.

Guilty Bakery, Plymouth, MA

To some folks, a cookie means just one thing—a French macaron. And nowhere in the Bay State do you find finer macarons than Guilty Bakery in Plymouth. On any given day there are several options to choose from. Their delicate and bold colors make them perfect for gift-giving, too.

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