Yelp’s Guide to the Most Crave-Worthy Cookies in Cincinnati

It’s Girl Scout cookie season, which means you’re likely buying several boxes of your favorite Thin Mints (or Samoas?) from your local troops. However, here in Cincinnati, it’s cookie season all year long! There is no shortage of shortbread, no crunch of chocolate chip — and we have the guide to prove it! Our pals at Yelp Cincy compiled their readers’ top rated cookies in the city (through lots of research and taste testing, we’re sure).

We present to you Yelp’s guide to the most crave-worthy cookies in Cincinnati. Here’s Cindy:


Calling all cookie monsters: it’s the great cookie debate! Do you like yours short or tall, soft or crunchy? Here is our list of top contenders in the crave-worthy cookie category. Let us know what you think!
Donna’s Gourmet Cookies


Photo credit: Donna’s Gourmet Cookies Facebook page.

This wouldn’t be a true list of the tri-state’s best cookies without Donna’s! Your kids will have a blast deciding which of the expertly decorated cookies they want to devour. Cookie designs change throughout the seasons, but their yum factor is constant.

The BonBonerie



The BonBonerie offers sugar cookies for those discerning sweet seekers and adventurous seasonal flavors like pink lemonade for your explorers. Mom and dad, don’t forget to grab some macarons or pastries to treat yourself!

Gaslight Gourmet Cookies



If you stop in to the shop early enough in the day, your little ones can watch the cookies being made! With a wide variety of classic cookies like chocolate chip and peanut butter to spiced-up classics like dark cherry cordial, you’re sure to find the right cookie flavor for everyone in your family.

Jenny’s Homemade Cookies



Jenny’s Homemade Cookies is one of the Westside’s hidden gems. Experience this deliciousness with the kiddos and hey – you may even get to meet Jenny herself!

Happy Chicks Bakery


Happy Chicks

This is a sweet little stop, both for the bakery offerings and for lunch. If your family is gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian, this is the place for you!

North College Hill Bakery

North College Hill

North College Hill Bakery

North College Hill Bakery boasts rows upon rows of frosted cookies and various sweet treats. Take home a dozen or opt for a little box of tea cookies for a fancy tea party at home!

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Feature image credit: David Stephen Photography/Donna’s Gourmet Cookies

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