If you consider yourself a cookie connoisseur, or if you are on the hunt for the best cookies in Phoenix, don’t sleep on these picks. While we wouldn’t consider Phoenix the cookie capital of the country, it certainly offers a multitude of choices worthy of a special trip.
We’ve pulled together this collection of the best cookies money can buy in the valley. Whether you enjoy the classics, thin cookies, chocolate chip cookies, snickerdoodles, or everything in between, this guide is for you.
8. Chunk Cookies
Chunk cookies specializes in some of the best extra large cookies (with chocolate chunks instead of chips) and has become a local favorite across the valley for their warm and scrumptious cookies. The classic chocolate chip cookie is our favorite cookie here and contains chunks of semi-sweet chocolate for the perfect blend of a sweet chocolate chip cookie. The Biscoff cookie made with white chocolate chips and cookie butter is one of the most popular, and while the chocolate chip is our top pick, the Biscoff is a close second.
Churn is a small but mighty ice cream shop that serves small-batch ice cream flavors served on fresh cookies. We love the flavors and texture of the cookies served at Churn. They offer a variety of options for your ice cream cookie sandwich such as kitchen sink, snickerdoodle, coconut macaron, and peanut butter (to name a few). The salted chocolate chip cookie– definitely one of the best cookies in Phoenix– is soft and chewy with the perfect balance of sweet and salty, and it’s a must-order on your next visit.
$ Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Desserts, Coffee & Tea
6. Uncle Biff’s California Killer Cookies
Uncle Biff’s is a family-owned cookie shop that serves a variety of homemade style cookies made with premium, natural ingredients ranging from a signature chocolate chip, double fudge, oatmeal raisin, coconut macadamia, and oreo stuffed. Their fan-favorite recipes originated with Uncle Biff’s Grandma, and have become so popular they now have two locations– one in San Diego and one in Phoenix. Don’t miss our favorite cookie, the semi-sweet chocolate chip cookie, which is undeniably heavenly.
Uncle Biff’s California Killer Cookies
5. Rise Up Bakery
Rise Up Bakery is a neighborhood favorite in the suburb of Gilbert. They offer a wide variety of baked goods including cinnamon rolls, cookies, brownies, sweet breads, and scones. While they have many different cookies to choose from we highly recommend trying their signature cookie, the overachiever, which features coconut, oats, pretzels, corn flakes, and chocolate chips.
Rise Up Bakery
$$ Bakeries, Desserts
4. The Great Gadsby Bakery
The Great Gadsby is a family-owned European bakery that serves beautifully made, dreamy desserts. Their chocolate chip cookie is reminiscent of an elevated version of your Grandma’s homemade cookies that feature rich chocolate and an amazingly soft texture. It’s no doubt one of the best cookies in Phoenix. All of the baked goods at Great Gadsby are mouth-watering, but if you can only try one cookie on your visit, our suggestion is the original chocolate chip.
The Great Gadsby Bakery
3. Pane Bianco
Pane Bianco is very much a local spot, created by Chris Bianco, owner of Pizzeria Bianco (go here for amazing Neapolitan pizza). While Pane Bianco isn’t exclusively a bakery, they serve some of the best cookies in Phoenix on their dessert menu which you can also order to-go. The chocolate cookies are made with 70% Villarreal chocolate chunks and are soft with deep, decadent flavors and a touch of sea salt on top. If you are looking for a mature chocolate chip cookie, this is the place to stop.
$$ Sandwiches, Italian, Pizza
2. La Grande Orange Bake Shop
La Grande Orange features many delicious baked goods and treats, but be prepared to fall head over heels for their cookie selections. The famous A to Z cookie is worth making a special trip for, and features a browned butter dough base with milk chocolate chips, pretzels, peanuts, and caramelized corn flakes. This is a one-of-a-kind cookie that is sure to please the decadent cookie lover. The French sea salt chocolate chip cookie also features their browned butter dough, but this time with Belgian chocolate chips and topped with sea salt flakes. All of the cookies at La Grande Orange are irresistible, making them one of our top picks for the best cookies in Phoenix.
La Grande Orange Bake Shop
1. Urban Cookies Bake Shop
Urban Cookies is a modern family-owned bakeshop where they utilize natural ingredients to make their sweet treats. Every cookie at Urban Cookies is an absolute hit. They are thin, soft, and packed with flavor. Favorite cookies include the snickerdoodle which features a chewy base and has the perfect balance of cinnamon and sugar, and the pineapple coconut cookie with sun-dried pineapple and unsweetened coconut. Once you visit Urban Cookies Bake Shop, you’ll understand why we consider this our first pick for the very best cookies in Phoenix.
Urban Cookies Bakeshop
$$ Bakeries, Cupcakes, Donuts