The doughnut craze is hitting Miami hard. And before that, the macaron had its chance to shine (though short-lived). But the cookie is a classic — and just like fashion, classics will never go out of style.
Whether they’re ooey-gooey or chewy, mini or massive, vegan or Paleo, cookies come in all shapes, sizes, and ingredients to satisfy any sweet tooth. Of course, nothing beats homemade recipes freshly made from Granny’s oven, but there are some cookies found in unlikely pizzerias and bakeries that’ll warm your soul. These are the ones worth stealing from the cookie jar.
But don’t — because the best things in life are sweet, not free. Which spots roll out the best dough in the Magic City? Read on to find out. Please note, however, that milk is not included.
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10. Big Pink
SoFi’s retro late-night diner isn’t named Big Pink for nothin’. The plates are huge. The servings are colossal. And the giant
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9. Limited Edition Caffe & Vino Buono
Located inside the Ironside Miami Complex, Limited Edition Caffe & Vino Buono boasts melt-in-your-mouth creations that may very well be what dreams are made of. It could be the way chef Jeff Maxfield has perfected his hand-crafted recipes or the fact that he creates the raw cookie dough daily. Regardless, these confections are anything but cookie-cutter boring. Try the
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8. Batch Gastropub
Owner Kevin Danilo knew what he was doing when he put the eight-dollar cast-iron cookie on the menu.
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6. Harry’s Pizzeria
Not only does Harry’s serve fantastic pizza, but this Design District joint by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz also bakes another kind of circular goodness. Four bucks
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Wynwood’s comfort-food emporium houses flavorful delights, from
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Guests love the Asian-inspired plates at Gigi’s, but the desserts are showstoppers. What exactly can you find in the cookie jar? Blondies ($5), brownies ($5), Rice Krispies treats ($4), and a short but sweet list of classics such as chocolate chip,
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3. Chez Bon Bon
Cookie Monster once said, "'C' is for 'cookie.'" But it could also be for "Chez Bon Bon," which is sweetening up the lobby of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach via its refined but affordable selection of cakes, pastries, fruit tarts, chocolate, and, yes, even cookies. No elaborate flavors here — just classics like chocolate chip,
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2. The Lost & Found Saloon
Saddle up and head to the Lost & Found Saloon, a Southwestern-themed midtown joint where cowgirls and cowboys go crazy for the jumbo cookie. This dessert will set you back $4.50, but considering its circumference, you'll see it's a steal! Flavors include chocolate chunk, Reese’s peanut butter cup, vanilla macadamia white chocolate, and vegan options such as cranberry-walnut-oatmeal and spicy Mexican
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1. Zak the Baker
Past Wynwood Walls and across Miami-Dade County, it’s a known fact that Zak the Baker’s kosher breads and pastries are synonymous with top quality and outstanding flavor. The chocolate-almond cookies ($2.50) are made with 0 flour, the dark-chocolate cookies ($2.50) use 100 percent rye, and the oat chocolate-chip cookies ($2.50) use 100 percent
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