Cookies are the most versatile sweet treats. In fact, you can say an awful lot with a cookie. Apologies, condolences, and congratulations are all great reasons to treat yourself or someone you care about to a cookie.
Whether you’re just having a casual get together, you want to send sympathy to a friend or loved one, or maybe you want to have an entire cookie table at your wedding, Columbus has some delicious spots where you can load up on these lovely little desserts.
From fluffy cookies with classic flavors to perfectly prepared French biscuits, there are cookies for all occasions around town, and I think we can all be grateful for that.
Here are the best places to get cookies (in-person and delivery) around Columbus.
Lion Cubs Cookies
Why We Love Them: There’s nothing quite like the fluffy, massive cookies at Lion Cub’s Cookies. The bakery gained immense popularity during the beginning of lock down when people were craving comfort food and Lion Cub’s Cookies delivered, both literally and figuratively.
Location: 1261 Grandview Ave, Grandview Heights, OH 43212
Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies
Why We Love Them: Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies fully embraces the retro, 1950s vibe, and that makes a visit to the bakery even more fun. From sugar cookies to cookie cakes and everything in between, Mrs. Turbo’s is a one-stop shop for sweet treats. Obviously, get whatever your heart desires, but I’d be remiss not to suggest the take n’ bake dough balls. You can make them with friends or family and enjoy fresh, hot, delicious cookies right out of the oven at home.
Location: 178 W Olentangy St, Powell, OH 43065
Why We Love Them: Does Resch’s end up on every dessert list? Yes. Do they deserve it? Absolutely. Resch’s is iconic and they’re tremendous at every single thing they make, and their gourmet cookies are no exception. They make amazing holiday themed cookies that will make you an instant favorite at any cookout or gathering.
Location: 4061 E Livingston Ave, Columbus, OH 43227
Why We Love Them: The menu at Crumbl Cookies changes weekly, offering new and exciting flavors to patrons. You can pick up your cookies in person or have them delivered directly to your door, which is, let’s be honest, one of the best ways to get any dessert.
Location: 4034 Morse Crossing , Columbus, OH 43219
Why We Love Them: You can’t talk about the best cookies in town and not mention Insomnia Cookies. We know it’s a chain but the cookies are so darn good that we can’t help it. The best part of shopping at Insomnia is that you can order warm, gooey cookies directly to your home very late at night.
Location: 749 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Why We Love Them: How do you make cookies even more delicious? Slap some creamy, delicious ice cream in the middle, of course! No one does ice cream sandwiches quite like S’wich Social, and that’s because they have the most incredible cookies to choose from. You can build your own perfect treat at S’wich and the sandwiches are so huge that your sweet craving will definitely be satisfied.
Location: 869 N. Fourth St. Columbus, OH 43201
For The Love Of Dough
Why We Love Them: For The Love Of Dough offers massive cookies with unique flavors, delivered straight to you. Although their menu may not be as expansive as some of the other cookie spots on this list, it’s really about quality at FTLOD, not quantity. Plus, when I say the cookies are big, I mean it! They make the perfect addition to any romantic picnic or party.
Location: 20 E Hubbard Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
Why We Love Them: If you want to know where to get delicious cookies that are decorated impeccably, the answer is Plenty O’Cookies. Helmed by a local drag queen of the same name, Plenty O’Cookies has been featured on tv from Good Day Columbus to the Food Network. Also, if you’re into cookie decorating at all, I suggest giving Plenty O’Cookies a follow on Instagram. You’ll get treated to some amazing videos where you can see the decorating process in detail, plus, Plenty is hilariously entertaining while doing it.
Location: Online only
Why We Love Them: These little treats may technically be considered French biscuits, but they still deserve a spot on the cookie list. No one does macarons as well as Pistacia Vera. You can get them individually or in a multi-pack, but either way, you’ll be impressed.
Location: 541 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215
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