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6 Columbus Cookies We Love

It is apparently National Cookie Day, which we believe is worth both acknowledging and celebrating. Here are our staff votes for favorite cookies in town:

Acre’s Sweet Corn or Ginger Chew

These cookies are big and soft and packed with flavor. The ginger is a traditional, zingy delight and the sweet corn is a slightly unusual take on your classic soft sugar cookie.

Northstar Cafe’s Peanut Butter

Official state cookies? #startthepetition (via @marrymecincy)

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Everyone knew this place was going to be on here… for sheer size alone, they can’t be rivaled. We especially like the peanut butter one because of the tons of peanuts on top for crunch and salty/sugary topping.

Laughlin’s Bakery Lemon Madeleines

These cookies are decadent and delicate and make you feel like you’re doing something very indulgent by eating them. Not to mention the beautiful packaging and presentation… v fancy.

Pattycake Bakery Iced Cutout or Classic Tollhouse

This dang snow person sure is excited to be a cookie. #cookies #vegan #whatveganseat #pattycakebakery

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Columbus standards. We love the seasonal rotation of iced cutouts that are always decorated so cute, but the Classic Tollhouse chocolate chip is soft and chewy and hard to beat. Plus, it’s all vegan.

Fox in the Snow Raspberry Crumb Bar

Happy Monday friends! Have you tried our raspberry crumb bars yet? 😍❤️

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Not teeeechnically a cookie, but are you really gonna fight us on this? Shortbread base, sticky caramelized raspberry jam and a streusel topping… this is one crumbly confection.

Pistacia Vera’s Macarons

‘Tis the season . . . perfect $21 gift.

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These are classics. Pick a flavor you like best –we’ve been in love with both the caramel and pistachio ones– and you can’t go wrong. Plus they’re ever so pretty.

We’re sure we must have missed at least one Columbus favorite… What cookies do you love?

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