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Cookie Quest: The Best Cookie Shops in Raleigh

In December 2021/January 2022, Web Exclusive by Naosha GreggLeave a Comment

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WEB EXCLUSIVE We promise these cookies won’t crumble.

As the holidays approach and we endure the fruitcake that we don’t really want—or are simply sick of pumpkin spice everything—there’s one dessert that will never go out of style. Cookies can easily be dunked into milk for the perfect midnight snack, or wrapped perfectly in a bow for a gorgeous gift. However you prefer yours, we have a roundup of the best places to get your cookie fix in Raleigh for National Cookie Day on Dec. 4.

Insomnia Cookies

Being an insomniac might suck… but the positive is that Insomnia cookies will always be there for you. Known for being open late, Insomnia offers warm freshly baked chewy cookies to satisfy those late-night cravings. Pro tip: Pair your cookie with cookie butter or ice cream for a nighttime flavor party for your taste buds. 

Crumbl Cookies

This might be the one time letting your cookie crumble might be a good thing. Dubbed as the world’s best cookies, Crumbl Cookies are known for gourmet, handmade, giant cookies. With a rotation of flavors each week, including hot chocolate, snickerdoodle and buttermilk pancake, you really can have cookies for breakfast (and not feel guilty about it).

Southern Sugar Bakery

Move over Santa because these sugar cookies are not for sharing. Southern Sugar Bakery is a premiere cookie decorating company offering cookies in every size and shape you can think of, including bows for that Barbie friend, or swimsuits to celebrate a summer outing. In addition to custom-decorated sugar cookies, the bakery also offers old-time favorites such as old-fashioned butter cookies and sea-salt chocolate chip.

The Cookie People

Girl Scouts, watch out! The Cookie People have been servicing the citizens of West Raleigh and NC State for 12 years and offer a wide variety of oversize grandma-style cookies with unique flavors. If you’re feeling spicy, try the Mexican hot chocolate cookie, and if you can’t handle the heat, you can always settle for molasses crinkle or sweet rootbeer float. 

Cookies With Santa

Get ready to stir things up—quite literally. STIR Raleigh is offering cookie decorating every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4pm, with a photo op with Santa to boot. Translation: You sit back with a cool cocktail while the kiddos decorate. 

Sugar and Spice Kitchen

Sugar, spice and all you can eat. A local favorite, Sugar and Spice Kitchen cookies are crafted just right. Picture this: a crispy outside and a warm and gooey inside. If you’re already drooling, be sure to place an order for the chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin cookies.  

Junie B’s Bake Shop

And the B is for some of the best cookies in the Triangle. Junie B’s is a haven for the cookie lover, offering such staple flavors as gingerbread, cinnamon roll, oatmeal, sugar and chocolate chip—in the form of a cookie or a pie. Or, if you’re feeling creative but aren’t quite the home baker, you can also purchase Junie B’s pre-rolled cookie dough. 

Captain Cookie & The Milk Man

Do you know the cookie man? He’s a lot better than the muffin man, and so are his cookies. This unique bakery started as a food truck in DC and has now grown into a brick-and-mortar spot in Transfer Co. Food Hall. Stop by for ginger, vegan chocolate chip, funfetti and other delicious flavors—best paired with a bottle of milk for the perfect snack.

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