This guide of the Best Cookies in Austin is part of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance’s 2020 City Guide. #atxbesteats
Updated January, 2020
I love a good cookie! Not sure if many of you know, but I’ve had my own baking business on the side, Choco-Latte, for 6 years and make an “Infamous Chocolate Chip” that is my best seller. I haven’t had time to bake much due to a day job in consulting, however, one of these days, I’d love to bake for you. In the meantime, I do crave a really good cookie every now and then, so here is my round up of MY favorite cookies in Austin right now!
Teddy V. Patisserie
I’ve been a fan of Teddy V. cookies since at least 2017. I remember meeting the owner, Elisia, at the Mueller Farmer’s Market one sunny Sunday and she was hosting a contest at that time – post a picture of your cookie on IG and a lucky winner could win a cookie party! I won! By then, I was consuming at least 1 of her cookies a week – I’d cut it up into quarters since these were some serious cookies, and I wanted it to last me a few enjoyable sessions 🙂
Anyway, that’s the beginning of me spreading my Teddy V. love and now, these cookies are so popular that Elisia has quit her job to make cookies for all of us FULL TIME! She’s got walnut chocolate chip cookies available for all those chocolate + nut lovers! And occasionally, a gluten free version too!
Snag you a cookie or two at the Lakeline or Mueller Farmer’s Markets on Saturdays and Sundays or at one of her pop ups all over town. She of course takes special orders and you can even order and get your cookies shipped all over the U.S.! Check out the Vessel map up above for a cookie “cake” I ordered for my birthday! And a video of just how big these are!
Address: Lakeline Farmer’s Market 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr.; Mueller Farmer’s Market 4209 Airport Blvd.
Imagine you’re looking for a delish pastrami sandwich, the best in Austin, and you make your way out to Otherside Deli. You enjoy said pastrami sandwich and catch a glimpse in the distance of what looks to be a chocolate chip cookie. You inquire about said chocolate chip cookie and Chef responds, oh ya, it’s the last one and there is a sprinkle of sea salt on there. Want one? You quickly respond YES!
Wanna know where you can find the best sandwiches in Austin? I’ve got you covered with my post “Where to Grab an Incredible Sandwich in ATX“
I’m obsessed with Otherside’s cookie. It’s that perfect blend of bittersweet chocolate and salt and just the right size to be consumed in one sitting!
Address: 1104 W. 34th Street, Suite D.
I was on a mission to try ThoroughBread out one day. I went on a weekday a little after lunchtime thinking this would be the best time to miss the lunch crowd. I was right! It was just me and my coworkers enjoying the sights and aromas of so many cookies! Check out my Vessel map above for a couple videos of the cookie display.
I wanted to branch out from my usual choice of a chocolate chip cookie and got the PB&J cookie instead. WOWWWWWW! The jam in this cookie was truly exceptional. You’ll have to see the video in my Vessel map to sneak a peek into the inside of this incredible creation!
Address: 1709 Bluebonnet Ln.
The cutest coffee shop that has a living room that is the perfect spot to work, read a book, chat with a friend, Hot’l Coffee at The Carpenter Hotel, has one of the tastiest cookies in Austin too!
Work from coffee shop and need a rec? “The Best Coffee Shops in Austin to Get Your Work On” has all of my favorite caffeine and work vibe spots listed for your viewing pleasure!
Pair this Sea Salt Chocolate Chip cookie with a golden latte and be prepared to settle in for all the cozy vibes! TBH, I’ve gone in just for the cookie after eating a solid lunch at Carpenter’s Hall and feeling extremely full. It’s so worth it!
Address: 400 Josephine St.
Not too long ago, if you wanted to enjoy the Monster Cookie from Henbit, you had to visit Fareground since that’s where Henbit is located. Lucky for those of us who don’t work downtown and also don’t want to fight parking, you can find these Monster Cookies at Whole Foods downtown!
Chocolate + Nut lovers rejoice as Henbit’s cookie is the perfect combo of both and it’s huge! This is a cookie I portion into quarters to savor over a few days much like my approach to Teddy V.’s!
Warm it up for a few and enjoy the gooey-ness without the mushy-ness!
Address: 111 Congress Ave. P300
Sixth and Waller
Rotating cookies y’all. Yes, you read that right. The specialty cookie changes regularly and while I’ve only had one so far, I’m going in soon for a different one, but the Vanilla Bean Toffee cookie you’re about to see was PERFECTION!!! As I eat the others, I’ll be sure to post my faves here, but for now, behold the masterpiece below.
Address: 1108 E. 6th St.
I finally went in and snapped a picture of the Chocolate Chunk cookie that is one of my faves at Easy Tiger. It meets my criteria for an amazing cookie with equal distribution of chocolate, a soft cookie with crispy edges! It truly deserves to have a place on this list. Have you had it?
Address: Several around town; 709 E. 6th St.
Whole Foods Downtown Austin
Alright, so I’m not vegan but I do have a dairy intolerance, so I’m always on the hunt for a chocolate chip cookie that doesn’t have dairy in it but tastes damn good regardless. I don’t know why it’s so challenging to find a vegan cookie but so many of you told me I had to try the Big John at Whole Foods and I finally did! I love the chunks inside and the structure of the cookie – it holds up, it’s huge and it doesn’t get hard in a day or so (I eat my cookies over multiple sittings b/c I can’t eat all of it at once). Whether you’re a vegan or not, give this cookie a fair chance. I think it’ll blow your socks off!
Address: 525 N. Lamar Blvd.
Word of Mouth Bakery
I’m embarrassed at how long it took me to visit Word of Mouth Bakery 🙁 What a gem! I’d be there everyday if I lived within walking distance!
After stuffing my face with their Citrus Chicken Sandwich, Lemon Kale Salad, Beet and Chevre Salad, Croissant, Biscuit, and Tres Leches I proceeded to take a bite of the Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie – and wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, what a bite that was! I bet if I warmed it up for 10 seconds, it would be even better honestly. The cookie is deserving of a spot on this list, but really, WOM needs to be on your list to check out asap and drop by all the time.
Address: 917 W. 12th St.
I’ve been a frequent Soup Peddler customer since probably 2009 or so and I’ve NEVER tried their Super Baked Cookie until now…SMH! I’ve heard from several of you that I needed to try it asap and give my verdict. Well the verdict is that it is delicious, a wonderful blend of coconut, oats and chocolate and it’s very large – perfect for people like me that consume a cookie over multiple days. It has earned a spot on this round up, so that should tell ya something! Have you had it yet?
Address: Several locations around town; 4631 Airport Blvd.
Sour Duck Market
We’re regulars at Sour Duck for their yummy food and draft cocktails, beer and wine and FINALLY had their chocolate chip cookie after probably dining there 20 times…better late than never! Yup, it’s delish…probably in my top 3 favorite cookies right now. Love the chunks…love that it is soft but not crumbly…love that it is a decent size…I also ate it in one sitting which is unusual for me but I couldn’t stop myself.
Address: 1814 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Spread and CO.
I brunched at Spread and CO. and right at the counter, I spotted the Cheddar and Chocolate Chunk cookie which I’d heard good things about, so I got one (asked them to heat it up) and devoured it. It just works! Don’t hesitate to get it. You’ll be very pleased.
Address: 1601 W. 38th St., Unit 1
Little Deli & Pizzeria
We’ve got a new location of Little Deli & Pizzeria in Windsor Park, woohooo! I was just browsing my pizza choices and spotted the chocolate brownie cookie and couldn’t pass it up! It’s incredibly satisfying – chewy and crispy and chocolate-y and GLUTEN FREE if that is a preference of yours!
Address: 1804 Briarcliff Blvd.
I have a few more cookies that I love but don’t have pics of at the moment so come back here for an update very soon!
Cheers and cookies,