Some would believe that a classic chocolate chip cookie that’s just the right bite of chewy and crunchy can’t be beat. Little do they know that there are bakeries all around New York City that intend to outdo the average chocolate chip with flavors that are bolder… and sometimes a bit bizarre. Ever tried bacon in your chocolate chip cookie? These NYC bakeries are reimagining flavors—from Killer Red Velvet, to Maple Bacon—on their cookie menus.
251 West 18th Street, Lower Level
The shop that is known as a cake design studio is drawing a cookie crowd as well with its signature half-pound cookies that are nearly the size of the average person’s face. Customers love the classic chocolate chip, but the Killer Red Velvet (filled with cream cheese) and the Ginger Spice are the buzz at this bakery.
Cookie Menu: Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Killer Red Velvet, Triple Chocolate Spice, Sugardoodle, Ginger Spice, Reese’s Peanut Butter
Milk & Cookies Bakery
19 Commerce Street
A large glass of milk is a must with these rich cookies. At Milk & Cookies, there are twists on classics like the Salted Oat Surprise, as well as bolder flavors like Bacon Smack and Dark Chocolate Dipped Coconut. In addition to the regular cookie flavors, there’s a special that changes daily. But if you’re unimpressed, you can design your own cookies—and even cookie dough.
Cookie Menu: Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Salted Oat Surprise, Sugar, M&M Sugar, Snickerdoodle, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Double Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Milk Chocolate Caramel, Dark Chocolate Toffee, S’mores, Bacon Smacks, Vanilla Creamed Filled Cookies, Peanut Butter Creamed Filled, Peanut Cookies, Dark Chocolate Dipped Coconut
Momofuku Milk Bar
251 East 13th Street
You won’t find your standard chocolate chip cookie at Momofuku Milk Bar. But there’s almost always a line of people waiting out the door to buy the bakery’s freshly baked, pre-packaged cookies that come in flavors you’ve only dreamt of, like Blueberry & Cream and Cornflake Marshmallow. Oh, and Victoria’s Secret model Karlie Kloss has her own line of Karlie’s Kookies–the Perfect 10 Kookie and the Coco Kookie–available in the shop.
Cookie Menu: Blueberry & Cream, Compost Cookie, Peanut Butter, Corn, Cornflake Marshmallow; Karlie’s Kookies: Perfect 10 Kookie, Coco Kookie
362 West 45th Street
Self-proclaimed cookie addict Zachary “Schmakary” Schmahl began his cookie business out of his 400-square-foot New York City apartment–but not for long. Now he’s imagining and baking an endless menu of cookie flavors that change daily, monthly, and seasonally at his cookie shop, Schmakary’s, in the Theater District. There are just four flavors here that are always available: Classic Chocolate Chip, Maple Bacon, Red Velvet, and Funfetti.
Cookie Menu: Classic Chocolate Chip, Maple Bacon, Red Velvet, Funfetti
Spring Flavors: Carrot Cake, Mocha Java, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Chocolate Covered Rasberry, Dirty Leprachaun, Chocolate Covered Pretzel, Butter Pecan, Chunky Monkey, Strawberry Banana Crunch, Blueberry Cobbler, A Citrus Story, Lemon Poppy, Green Tea, Andy’s Mint