Food Paradise: Cookies

Chocolate chip, sugar and shortbread -- oh my -- so many cookies, not enough time. See Travel Channel’s picks for some of the best cookie places around.
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Sugar Cookies

Looking for the best sugar cookie? Word from the blogosphere is that Paradise Bakery & Café is the place, with only 9 locations in the US. Visit www.paradisebakery.com.

White Chocolate or Chocolate Macadamia

Whether it's the white chocolate or chocolate macadamia nut cookie, next time you’re in Philadelphia hop over to The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company. No plans to visit Philly? No worries. They deliver! Visit www.famouscookies.com.

Bonbons

L.A. Creamery artisan ice cream shop in Canoga Park, CA, (outside of Los Angeles), also serves novelty items such as bonbons on a stick! Visit www.lacreamery.com.

Peanut Butter Cookie

Craving the traditional peanut butter cookie? If you happen to be in Chicago -- whether it’s below freezing or summer hot -- Bake is open for business. Visit www.getbakedchicago.com.

Christmas Cookies

Do you have the annual holiday sweet tooth? Stick around in Chicago for Bake For Me! The downtown bakery has hand-iced holiday cookies -- Christmas trees, Stars of David, snowmen and more. Visit www.bakeforme.com.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Next time you’re in Los Angeles, make a point to stop by The Curious Palate for their famous chocolate chip cookies. Their farm-fresh, free-range eggs, 64% cacao chocolate and coarse sea salt cookie won the heart of The Huffington Post, which named it one of LA’s 10 Best! Visit www.thecuriouspalate.com

Shortbread Cookies

For an assortment of classic and holiday shortbread cookies, stop by Teacake Bake Shop in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they have 4 locations. Visit www.teacakebakeshop.com.

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

In an area of NYC referred to as “Brownstone Brooklyn,” visit the adorable One Girl Cookies for the Lana, a chocolate sandwich cookie filled with raspberry jam. Visit www.onegirlcookies.com.

Gingerbread Cookies

When the holidays are over and you’re still craving ginger sweetness, head on over to the new and adorable Sugar Bakeshop in Charleston, SC, for their ginger molasses cookies. Visit www.sugarbake.com.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

For something a little north of the border, head over to The Designer Cookie in Toronto for their Yves St. LaRaisin, also known as an oatmeal raisin cookie. Visit www.thedesignercookie.com.

Peppermint Meringue Cookies

Peppermint meringue cookies are wonderful for the holidays. But if you have a craving for meringue any other time of the year, check out Tatte Fine Cookies and Cakes in Boston. They have an assortment of delicious pistachio and hazelnut meringue cookies. Visit www.tattecookies.com.