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12 Sweetest Cookie Shops in the Twin Cities

These are the best bakeries to satisfy a sweet tooth.

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Chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, frosted with sprinkles: cookies are the comfy yoga pants of the dessert world, made for lazy afternoons or whenever a sweet tooth needs to be satiated with a modicum of effort. Here are the best places to get cookies in the Twin Cities. A glass of milk optional but highly recommended.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Buttered Tin

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237 7th St E
St Paul, MN 55101
(651) 224-2300
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The bakery case at The Buttered Tin always features a delectable trio of sandwich-style whoopie cookies: chocolate chip with vanilla buttercream, peanut butter with rum-caramel buttercream, and oatmeal raisin with cream cheese. Other cookies rotate daily, and range from a classic M&M to the best-selling lemon cream, a soft butter cookie made with cream cheese and lemon zest and finished with a lemon glaze. Chocolate lovers will appreciate the chocolate salted caramel cookie, a brownie-like cookie featuring a caramel topping, dark chocolate drizzle, and a touch of sea salt.

Whoopie pie style chocolate chip cookies.
The Buttered Tin / Website

2. Cossetta

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211 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-3476
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Stepping into the Pasticceria at Cossetta Alimentari feels like a budget-friendly trip to Italy. A gleaming marble pastry bar imported from Tuscany is filled with diminutive Italian cookies including intricate checkerboards, pine nut-studded pignoli, and delicate lace cookies. Pick out a couple to savor with an espresso or create a custom assortment to take home. There’s also a selection of biscotti (try the chocolate almond) and delectable macarons in flavors like raspberry, lemon, and red wine.

The bakery case at Cossetta’s Alimentari
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3. Bread & Chocolate

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867 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 228-1017
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Based on the namesake of Bread and Chocolate, it’s fitting that the bakery’s best-selling cookie is a chocolate chunk generously loaded with bits of chocolate. Other delicious options include oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle, peanut butter, ginger, and an amaretto cookie with almonds, chocolate chunks, coconut, and liqueur. The shortbread flavor changes daily—salted caramel is a customer favorite.

Bread and Chocolate stocks the classics.
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4. T-Rex Cookie & Coffee Cafe

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3338 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 345-5815
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The half-pound cookies popular at local farmer’s markets are also available at the brick-and-mortar location of T-Rex Cookie. Daily staples include the award-winning sea salt caramel chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, and peanut butter. An ever-changing selection of special flavors has featured unique cookies like carrot cake, peanut butter Oreo, chili lime, and s’more. Celebrating something special? Skip the cake and order a 5-pound behemoth cookie.

Me Cookie Lizard King. Me can do any thing.
T-Rex Cookie & Coffee Cafe / Facebook

5. Cookie Cart

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1119 W Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(612) 521-0855
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Patrons can feel good about indulging at Cookie Cart, a non-profit that provides a first job experience for teens. The focus is on classics like chocolate chip, M&M, ginger snap, and peanut butter oatmeal. Several flavors are available in a convenient “mini” size, about half the size of a regular cookie. The popular Chicago-style butter cookie includes a dose of nostalgia: the shortbread is inspired by the cookies served in Chicago Public School lunchrooms.

Cookie Cart is basically all things awesome in one business.
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6. Sarah Jane's Bakery

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2853 Johnson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 789-2827
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The cookies at Sarah Jane’s Bakery may be even better than the ones grandma used to bake. Colorfully-frosted sugar cookie cutouts are the bakery’s best-selling cookie. A Minnesota-shaped version is always available, while other shapes shift with the seasons, from flowers to fireworks to fall leaves. Additional favorites include the M&M-chocolate chip and toffee-pecan cookies, plus ginger snaps offered in the fall and winter.

Classics from an old fashioned bakery in Northeast.
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7. Classic Cookie Co.

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200 S 5th St #295
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 338-1949
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A longtime fixture of the Minneapolis Skyway, the modest counter at Classic Cookie Co. offers an array of generously-sized, bargain-priced cookies for the office crowd. The dozen-plus options include classics like peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, and snickerdoodle and tasty combinations like oatmeal butterscotch and cranberry white chocolate chunk. The signature “everyday cookie” gets its unique texture from a blend of coconut and crispy rice. Cash or check only.

Delightfully home spun in the skyway
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8. Angel Food Bakery & Coffee Bar

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86 S 9th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 238-1435
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Cookies at Angel Food Bakery & Donut Bar feature some unexpected twists: coconut cookies get an extra boost of nutty flavor from browned butter, while the lemon sugar cookies include fresh thyme. The “Lumberjack” is as hearty as its namesake, with maple syrup, butterscotch chips, and candied bacon added to a chocolate chip cookie dough base. There’s also a vegan double chocolate sea salt cookie and gluten-free options that include the peanut butter “trust us” cookies, studded with whole roasted peanuts, potato chips, white chocolate chips, and a touch of yellow curry powder.

Just one more bite...
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9. A Baker's Wife's Pastry Shop

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4200 S 28th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 729-6898
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While A Baker’s Wife is best-known for their doughnuts and tea cakes, there’s also a respectable selection of two-hands-required cookies in nostalgic flavors. The M&M cookie, dense with candy-coated chocolate, is a customer favorite; other bestsellers include chocolate chip and snickerdoodle. Oatmeal raisin, molasses, and peanut butter round out the daily lineup.

One of the most beloved bakeries in town.
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10. Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe

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1007 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 870-0065
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Sebastian Joe’s is famous for premium handmade ice cream, but they also bake cookies. Snickerdoodle, chocolate chip, and oatmeal raisin are always on the menu, with peanut butter available occasionally. Although delicious on their own, the chocolate chip cookies are even better as an ice cream sandwich made with vanilla, raspberry chocolate chip, or Oreo ice cream. A root beer float-inspired ice cream sandwich pairs molasses cookies with vanilla ice cream.

They trade in ice cream, but Sebastian Joe’s also has a mean cookie game.
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11. Rustica

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3220 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(612) 822-1119
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Rustica Bakery now has two options for obtaining those famous bittersweet chocolate cookie, the original on West Lake Street near Lake Calhoun and a newer spot in Eden Prairie (RIP Mall of America cookie counter.) Other cookies available include chocolate chip, ginger, and gluten-free chewy coconut cookies, and there’s a rotating selection of specialty cookies like birthday cake.

Bittersweet chocolate: the irresistible siren call of the cookie world.
Rustica

12. Swedish Crown Bakery

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Anoka Shopping Center, 530 W Main St #7
Anoka, MN 55303
(763) 427-0506
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Unique flavors and a focus on organic and natural ingredients make the Scandinavian-style cookies at Swedish Crown Bakery worth the drive to Anoka. The signature lavender dream, a sugar cookie with organic lavender, and the pistachio-cardamom shortbread are delicious twists on classic standbys. The bakery case also offers thumbprints made with organic strawberry and raspberry jam, gluten-free lavender lemon cookies, and Swedish raisin cookies. Plus it’s worth noting Swedish cookies are made with more butter than their U.S. counterparts.

Unique flavors and a serious amount of butter make these cookies worth the drive.
Swedish Crown Bakery / Facebook

1. The Buttered Tin

237 7th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
Whoopie pie style chocolate chip cookies.
The Buttered Tin / Website

The bakery case at The Buttered Tin always features a delectable trio of sandwich-style whoopie cookies: chocolate chip with vanilla buttercream, peanut butter with rum-caramel buttercream, and oatmeal raisin with cream cheese. Other cookies rotate daily, and range from a classic M&M to the best-selling lemon cream, a soft butter cookie made with cream cheese and lemon zest and finished with a lemon glaze. Chocolate lovers will appreciate the chocolate salted caramel cookie, a brownie-like cookie featuring a caramel topping, dark chocolate drizzle, and a touch of sea salt.

237 7th St E
St Paul, MN 55101

2. Cossetta

211 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
The bakery case at Cossetta’s Alimentari
Trip Advisor

Stepping into the Pasticceria at Cossetta Alimentari feels like a budget-friendly trip to Italy. A gleaming marble pastry bar imported from Tuscany is filled with diminutive Italian cookies including intricate checkerboards, pine nut-studded pignoli, and delicate lace cookies. Pick out a couple to savor with an espresso or create a custom assortment to take home. There’s also a selection of biscotti (try the chocolate almond) and delectable macarons in flavors like raspberry, lemon, and red wine.

211 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102

3. Bread & Chocolate

867 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Bread and Chocolate stocks the classics.
Bread and Chocolate / Facebook

Based on the namesake of Bread and Chocolate, it’s fitting that the bakery’s best-selling cookie is a chocolate chunk generously loaded with bits of chocolate. Other delicious options include oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle, peanut butter, ginger, and an amaretto cookie with almonds, chocolate chunks, coconut, and liqueur. The shortbread flavor changes daily—salted caramel is a customer favorite.

867 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

4. T-Rex Cookie & Coffee Cafe

3338 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Me Cookie Lizard King. Me can do any thing.
T-Rex Cookie & Coffee Cafe / Facebook

The half-pound cookies popular at local farmer’s markets are also available at the brick-and-mortar location of T-Rex Cookie. Daily staples include the award-winning sea salt caramel chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, and peanut butter. An ever-changing selection of special flavors has featured unique cookies like carrot cake, peanut butter Oreo, chili lime, and s’more. Celebrating something special? Skip the cake and order a 5-pound behemoth cookie.

3338 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

5. Cookie Cart

1119 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Cookie Cart is basically all things awesome in one business.
Cookie Cart / Facebook

Patrons can feel good about indulging at Cookie Cart, a non-profit that provides a first job experience for teens. The focus is on classics like chocolate chip, M&M, ginger snap, and peanut butter oatmeal. Several flavors are available in a convenient “mini” size, about half the size of a regular cookie. The popular Chicago-style butter cookie includes a dose of nostalgia: the shortbread is inspired by the cookies served in Chicago Public School lunchrooms.

1119 W Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411

6. Sarah Jane's Bakery

2853 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Classics from an old fashioned bakery in Northeast.
Sarah Jane’s Bakery / Facebook

The cookies at Sarah Jane’s Bakery may be even better than the ones grandma used to bake. Colorfully-frosted sugar cookie cutouts are the bakery’s best-selling cookie. A Minnesota-shaped version is always available, while other shapes shift with the seasons, from flowers to fireworks to fall leaves. Additional favorites include the M&M-chocolate chip and toffee-pecan cookies, plus ginger snaps offered in the fall and winter.

2853 Johnson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

7. Classic Cookie Co.

200 S 5th St #295, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Delightfully home spun in the skyway
Classic Cookie Company / Facebook

A longtime fixture of the Minneapolis Skyway, the modest counter at Classic Cookie Co. offers an array of generously-sized, bargain-priced cookies for the office crowd. The dozen-plus options include classics like peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, and snickerdoodle and tasty combinations like oatmeal butterscotch and cranberry white chocolate chunk. The signature “everyday cookie” gets its unique texture from a blend of coconut and crispy rice. Cash or check only.

200 S 5th St #295
Minneapolis, MN 55402

8. Angel Food Bakery & Coffee Bar

86 S 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Just one more bite...
Angel Food Bakery / Facebook

Cookies at Angel Food Bakery & Donut Bar feature some unexpected twists: coconut cookies get an extra boost of nutty flavor from browned butter, while the lemon sugar cookies include fresh thyme. The “Lumberjack” is as hearty as its namesake, with maple syrup, butterscotch chips, and candied bacon added to a chocolate chip cookie dough base. There’s also a vegan double chocolate sea salt cookie and gluten-free options that include the peanut butter “trust us” cookies, studded with whole roasted peanuts, potato chips, white chocolate chips, and a touch of yellow curry powder.

86 S 9th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402

9. A Baker's Wife's Pastry Shop

4200 S 28th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
One of the most beloved bakeries in town.
A Baker’s Wife / Google Images

While A Baker’s Wife is best-known for their doughnuts and tea cakes, there’s also a respectable selection of two-hands-required cookies in nostalgic flavors. The M&M cookie, dense with candy-coated chocolate, is a customer favorite; other bestsellers include chocolate chip and snickerdoodle. Oatmeal raisin, molasses, and peanut butter round out the daily lineup.

4200 S 28th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

10. Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe

1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
They trade in ice cream, but Sebastian Joe’s also has a mean cookie game.
Sebastian Joe’s/ Facebook

Sebastian Joe’s is famous for premium handmade ice cream, but they also bake cookies. Snickerdoodle, chocolate chip, and oatmeal raisin are always on the menu, with peanut butter available occasionally. Although delicious on their own, the chocolate chip cookies are even better as an ice cream sandwich made with vanilla, raspberry chocolate chip, or Oreo ice cream. A root beer float-inspired ice cream sandwich pairs molasses cookies with vanilla ice cream.

1007 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405

11. Rustica

3220 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Bittersweet chocolate: the irresistible siren call of the cookie world.
Rustica

Rustica Bakery now has two options for obtaining those famous bittersweet chocolate cookie, the original on West Lake Street near Lake Calhoun and a newer spot in Eden Prairie (RIP Mall of America cookie counter.) Other cookies available include chocolate chip, ginger, and gluten-free chewy coconut cookies, and there’s a rotating selection of specialty cookies like birthday cake.

3220 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55416

12. Swedish Crown Bakery

Anoka Shopping Center, 530 W Main St #7, Anoka, MN 55303
Unique flavors and a serious amount of butter make these cookies worth the drive.
Swedish Crown Bakery / Facebook

Unique flavors and a focus on organic and natural ingredients make the Scandinavian-style cookies at Swedish Crown Bakery worth the drive to Anoka. The signature lavender dream, a sugar cookie with organic lavender, and the pistachio-cardamom shortbread are delicious twists on classic standbys. The bakery case also offers thumbprints made with organic strawberry and raspberry jam, gluten-free lavender lemon cookies, and Swedish raisin cookies. Plus it’s worth noting Swedish cookies are made with more butter than their U.S. counterparts.

Anoka Shopping Center, 530 W Main St #7
Anoka, MN 55303

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