There’s something about a fresh-baked cookie that’s almost magical. It can heal a playground boo-boo, erase a crummy day and turn a frown upside down in just one bite. If you’ve got a little Cookie Monster in your crew, they’ll flip for these nearby Seattle cookie shops that bake the best batches in town. Read on to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Stop into Seattle's newest—and certainly sweetest—shop for some ooey-gooey cookies you won't soon forget. Treat Cookies, founded by a mother-daughter duo, who gained a following at the Burien Farmers Market, just opened in April. Now they're selling scrumptious creations, like the Tessa (a sumac snickerdoodle cookie) and the Lisa (a lemon curd cookie) to the masses. They've got gluten-free and vegan options to choose from, and if you can't get enough, you can join their Cookie Club to have fresh baked goodness delivered straight to your door every month.
825 S.W. 152nd St.
A cookie all by itself is enough to make your taste buds flip, but when it’s paired with ice cream, the combo can’t be beat. Capitol Hill’s Hello Robin has been a favorite venue for Seattle cookie connoisseurs since 2013. This dessert destination features freshly-baked cookies with daily flavors like chocolate chip, birthday cake, Mackles'more (packed with Theo chocolate chunks), and Grandma’s orange snickerdoodle. For the more sophisticated palate, Hello Robin bakes up unique flavors like orange habanero chocolate chip and whole wheat fancy chocolate with sea salt. Savor a cookie all by itself or turn it into a custom ice cream sandwich cookie featuring Seattle’s favorite cool treat: Molly Moon’s ice cream. A pairing made in dessert heaven.
522 19th Ave. E.
Lowrider Cookie Company
Lowrider Cookie Co. is all about small-batch baking and growing their local community. Not only do they bake up some of the city's best cookies (you can't go wrong with the s'mores), they source things a locally as possible and contribute to Seattle NAACP and Mary's Place. We're big fans of the rotating monthly flavors that give families a reason to stop by more often. Don't live near one of their storefronts? Check out their pop-up schedule online (and cross your fingers!).
2407 E. Union St.
5805 Airport Way S.
The lines out the door at this shop are all you need to know about their cookies. With a menu that rotates each week, you'll never know exactly what you'll get when you stop in (although you can always count on their chocolate chip and chilled sugar cookies to be on the menu) and that's part of the appeal. The Muddy Buddy and Cosmic Brownie get raves reviews when they're featured. Plus, they sell ice cream to boot.
16915 S.E. 272nd St., Suite 102
10301 156th St. E., Suite B5 106
Snohomish Pie Company
With locations in historic downtown Snohomish and Mountlake Terrace, Snohomish Pie Company is your go-to bakery in the north end. They are known for their delicious pie, but their cookie game is on point. Stop in for a fresh, chewy, flavorful cookie. Favorites include chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter and s’mores (topped with a full-size marshmallow and mini chocolate bar).
915 1st St.
5602 232nd St. S.W.
Mountlake Terrace, WA
Ballard’s Delancy may be best known for its delicious menu, but their signature chocolate chip cookie with gray salt may just take the cake (or the cookie, in this case!). This made-to-order warm cookie is full of large dark chocolate chunks and a hint of salt for that salty-sweet indulgence your sweet tooth will love. Crispy on the outside with a soft and chewy center, this generously-sized cookie is large enough to share. Want to take some goodness home? Delancey sells its cookie dough so you can fix a craving whenever it calls.
1415 N.W. 70th St.
Known for her adorbs, frosted sugar cookies, local mom and baker supreme, Jenny Keller, has been in the cookie business for about 15 years. What started as a hobby has grown into a cookie empire and Jenny Cookie fans are happy it did. Families can stop by the bake shop to pick out the perfect cookie, cupcake or cake. And if you want to share the love, these delectable treats can be shipped to loved ones near and far.
3000 184th St. S.W., #962
12420 20th St. N.E.
Lake Stevens, WA
Madison Park Bakery
You can always count on an iced sugar cookie from this Seattle bakery to brighten your day. And not just because the shop is within walking distance of Madison Park's marvelous beach and playground. Bring the kids in to pick out their favorite cookie design and grab a great cup of coffee for yourself.
4214 E. Madison St.
The Metropolitan Market is home to the infamous The Cookie. No other words needed to describe this over-the-top chocolate chip cookie. The Cookie is loaded with two kinds of Belgian chocolate, lots of butter and toasted California walnuts. The chocolate and nuts combine to form a gooey swirl of chocolaty sweetness, surrounded by a slightly crispy golden shell. The Cookie is baked fresh and served warm all day at Met Market’s seven greater Seattle-area locations.
The Bryant Corner Cafe and Bakery
This bustling north Seattle neighborhood café features a wide assortment of fresh-baked cookies and other pastries. Their endless options include chocolate chip, ginger molasses, oatmeal raisin (gluten-free), wheat-less chocolate chip and assorted biscotti. Take advantage of half-priced cookie day every Tuesday. Also good to know, the Bryant Corner Café and Bakery is a kid-friendly place to grab a cookie and a coffee or stick around for a meal. Look for the café’s packaged treat locations around the Sound.
3118 N.E. 65th St.
Whether you call it a macaron or a macaroon, you don’t have to fly all the way to Paris to indulge in this French desert. With locations in Seattle and on the Eastside, Lady Yum serves up a colorful assortment of macarons in crowd-pleasing flavors like chocolate, strawberry and mint chocolate chip, along with more unusual pairings like mango-habanero and maple-bacon. Lady Yum also serves up several kid-friendly macaron flavors: chocolate, s’mores, PB&J, strawberry and mint chocolate chip are just a few of the more popular choices among the younger crowd. Take the fun a bit further in your cookie adventure and treat the minis to a Sophia–sparkling cider or water served up in a tiny wine glass.
locations in Seattle, Kirkland and Bellevue
Macrina uses locally sourced, organic ingredients to create delicious baked goods and cookies and serves them up at their three Seattle locations and Kent cafe. Try one of Mrs. D’s chocolate cookies; a delicious vegan cookie made with cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate chips or sample some of their other big cookies. Fan favorites include apricot oatmeal pecan, chocolate oat peanut butter chip, ginger molasses, Olivia’s chocolate chip, and snickerdoodle.
various Seattle locations
—Allison Sutcliffe & Abbey McGee