Christmas is less than two weeks away. If you’re looking for cookies to leave by the fireplace for Santa or if you just want to enjoy the holiday spirit with some baked bliss, there are many places in the Oklahoma City area to pick up a fresh cookie.
By Jacob Threadgill; Photos Jacob Threadgill and Gazette / file
1 Smart Cookie
12100 N. Rockwell Ave., Suite 7
For over a decade, 1 Smart Cookie has been a go-to for locally owned and artistically decorated cookies. That hasn’t changed under new owner Lisa Nabors. 1 Smart cookie sells customizable cookies in traditional iced versions in addition to ones with edible images. You can also literally reach into a glass cookie jar for classics, seasonal treats like chocolate peppermint and in-house specialties like the Smart Cookie made with oatmeal, banana and chocolate chip.
Panaderia La Herradura
2235 SW 14th St.
It’s hard to miss “Panaderia” emblazoned on the red building in giant letters as you drive down 14th Street, and that’s a good thing because it means you should stop in for a delicious treat. The bakery offers a variety of Mexican pastries, including many conchas, sweet yeast rolls with a cookie crust. You can also get puequitos, molasses-flavored cookies shaped like a pig.
Crimson & Whipped Cream
331 White Street, Norman
Located near the University of Oklahoma in Campus Corner, Crimson & Whipped Cream has a variety of cupcakes, cookies, whoopie pies and even a few vegan sweet breads and cakes. The best way to keep track of its ever-changing daily specials is to follow @CrimsonBakery on Twitter or Instagram. You could find a pumpkin snickerdoodle or maybe even something as scrumptious as the pictured peanut butter cream cookie.
Eileen’s Colossal Cookies
9044 S. Sooner Road
With three locations in the Oklahoma metro area, Eileen’s Colossal Cookies puts the emphasis on colossal. Cookies are available in 3-inch or 4-inch varieties that range from the classic chocolate chip to an oatmeal scotchie (butterscotch chips). For the holiday spirit, get a special molasses cookie or pick up one of Eileen’s frosted holiday sugar cookies with intricate designs.
Elemental Coffee Roasters
815 N. Hudson Ave.
There is no reason everyone can’t enjoy tasty baked goods. Elemental Coffee Roasters, in addition to roasting its own coffee beans, serves as a showcase for vegan and gluten-free cookies, cream pies and muffins. Try unique flavors like a miso chocolate chip cookie or salted caramel chocolate chip to pair with great coffee.
Higher Grounds Coffee Company
5814 NW 63rd Street, Warr Acres
Providing locally roasted coffee, lunch and in-house baked goods only comprises a portion of Higher Grounds’ mission. The nonprofit partners with a variety of international and local churches and aid organizations to spread its message of hope. Cookies are available in the jar by the counter or patrons can indulge in something from the menu like a Peach Doodle, a snickerdoodle crust with peach filling and candied walnuts.
3701 N. Youngs Blvd.
This Oklahoma institution with two locations brings people like the Food Network’s Guy Fieri to the city and routinely wins in Oklahoma Gazette’s Best of OKC reader poll. The bakery sells an astounding 18 varieties of cookies, including everything from Angel Pecan to Swedish Dream and the ever-elusive Ranger cookie. Be sure to pick up a dozen for $10.20 when you’re there for Ingrid’s first-class weekend brunch buffet.
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