This guide of the Best Cookies in Austin is part of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance’s 2023 City Guide. #atxbesteats
Updated May, 2023
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, since 2013, 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., many coffee shops around town
Nate’s Baked Goods and Coffee
I’ve had cakes, scones, tea cookies and cookies from Nate’s and have never been disappointed. When the owner (she knows I love cookies) told me about her new creation, The Lil Daddy, I had to try it to see what the hype was all about. NOW I GET THE HYPE!
Holy Mother! This beast of a cookie has Chocolate Chunks, Triple Chips, Oatmeal, and Peanut Butter and you need this ASAP! As predicted, it’s now my favorite non-chocolate chip cookie in Austin. Yep, you heard it here first!
Address: 401 Orchard St.
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.
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!
The cutest coffee shop that has a living room that is the perfect spot to work, read a book, chat with a friend, The Carpenter Hotel, has one of the tastiest cookies in Austin too!
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.
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
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.
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.
A friend of mine knows how much I love cookies. Especially GOOD cookies. So he sent me a box of TruLea Cookies to get my opinion on how I’d rank them. Opened the box up and my jaw dropped. These cookies were thicc and substantial and I liked the distribution of chocolate chips. I then took a bite and understood the hype. They’re now in my top 5. Text Lea to place your order. I need to try her Chocolate Toffee cookies next! She’s got so many types of cookies so get 1/2 dozen of each and try a bunch.
Cookie Wookie Kitchen
These tasty cookies from Cookie Wookie Kitchen are made with aged cookie dough! They’re seriously the perfect blend of crispy and chewy!
Erica uses local ingredients, adds a hint of her Asian culture and ingredients and a bit of childhood nostalgia in her creations. Take for example Vietnamese Coffee with Cacao Nibs, Black Sesame Cookies and Cream, and Cereal Bowl cookies! Sound amazing right? They are. Order some for you and a friend asap! P.S. my husband just said they’re some of the best cookies he’s tried lately!
Austin folks may have seen Wunderkeks at the Texas Farmers Market on the weekends and heard about their successful sale of 25k cookies when SXSW was canceled earlier this year due to COVID! These cookies are super satisfying, the perfect portion for a single devouring sesh (or eat multiple if that’s your thang)! I fell in love with the Everything cookies and will absolutely order and inhale their other creations.
They pride themselves in not using premixes or preservatives and you can definitely taste the love in every bite! Guess what? They ship nationwide too and have gorgeous cookie care packages that make the best gifts for the holidays. Gift yourself too – because you deserve it!
Tiny’s Milk & Cookies
Several years ago this gem that is so well-known in Houston made its way to Austin, and our cookie (brownies, ice cream) game has never been the same. Their chocolate chip cookies are a miracle of nature and you’ll want to grab a couple b/c you’ll likely be sad when your first cookie is devoured!
Address: 1515 W. 35th St.
This new neighborhood wine bar on E. 12th has an incredible wine selection and also dessert including this Sicilian Chocolate Chip Cookie that you HAVE TO MAKE ROOM FOR WHATEVER YOU DO!
We sat the Chef’s Counter and watched trays of these beauties go in and out of the oven and couldn’t pass on one after smelling them hot-out-the-oven over and over again. Don’t snooze on them…wine and chocolate chip cookies are the perfect match!
Address: 2944 E. 12th Street
Bakery Cloud Nine
Their chocolate chunk cookies have a little sprinkle of flaky salt on top which is a requirement for me these days! If you haven’t been by their home at Ghostline Kitchens, do check them out but if that’s not convenient, their cookies are at Foxtrot Market too! They’re a good thickness and chunks are proportional. They get two thumbs up from me!
Address: 3400 Comsouth Dr.
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,