Whether you like them chewy, crunchy or with a touch of salt, everyone has a favorite type of cookie. And when the craving gets going there is no denying your inner cookie monster. Don’t even try; just take the tykes to any of these District joints for a spot of milk and a stack of freshly baked cookies to stave off the craving until another day.
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Have Truck, Will Bake
With the motto, “Saving the world, one cookie at a time” Captain Cookie and the Milkman have the right idea. Whether it is at their brand new brick and mortar store on Pennsylvania Avenue or one of the two trucks that pop up at various D.C. locations, the guy behind Captain Cookie has some seriously secret recipes and cookie obsessions. Cookies are baked right on the truck, a local creamery provides the milk, and all ingredients are quality controlled and made from scratch.
Captain Cookie and the Milkman
2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (Foggy Bottom)
Open: various times
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Located in Cleveland Park across from the Uptown theatre, and with a decidedly more traditional take on milk and cookies, the restaurant Ripple serves up a single helping chocolate chip cookie with a side of milk for a deeply satisfying dessert or post theatre snack. Some even say this little dish started the District’s milk and cookie trend. The cookies are baked to order (chewy? crispy? you choose) and a bit upscale, but the promise of this locally grown menu and gathering place is hard to resist.
3417 Connecticut Ave., NW (Cleveland Park)
Open: daily at 5 pm
Looking for a quick bite? Then grab a stool at Uncle Chips. Uncle Chips doesn’t just offer a solid sandwich that has many locals declaring their love, but a steady array of crispy, crunchy and tasty cookies that will claim the hearts of kids and adults alike. Using only real ingredients and no artificial colors, dyes or preservatives and ranging from a dipped black and white shortbread to the standard chocolate chip, there is a cookie for every discerning taste bud.
1514 North Capitol St., NW (Noma)
Open: Mon-Fri, 8 am-6:30 pm; Sat, 9 am-6:30 pm; Sun, 9 am-4 pm
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For a night without the kiddos head over to 14th Street for a taste of what Tico has to offer. A plateful of cookies ranging from peanut butter to chocolate chip and an oatmeal raisin with a delightful zing of lemon icing might be just what you need at the end of the day or just happy hour.
1926 14th St., NW (14th Street)
Open: Mon-Sat, 4 pm-12 am; Sunday Brunch, 10 am-12 am
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