|Eat 'em or use the filled box as a barbell|
Cookies have long been a staple of local bakeries, and recently restaurants have gotten into the act, serving cookies and milk as a nostalgic dessert. So Charles Ferruzza and Jonathan Bender began looking for the best cookies in Fat City.
10) Costco. For sheer bulk, you can hardly beat this big box chain's house brand, Kirkland. The cookies are actually baked in the individual stores, where a 2.25-pound box of mixed double nut, oatmeal raisin and chocolate chunk retails for $6.49; that's about 27 cents a cookie. And they're good cookies.
9) Three Dog Bakery. They look good enough for people to eat, but this one's solely for the dogs. The Big Scary Kitties -- peanut butter cookies with carob chip eyes are the way to your dog's heart.
8) Filling Station. These cookies look like oversized tops for coffee cups. The snickerdoodle is a sweet shot worth sharing.
7) McLain's Bakery. This Waldo institution is most famous for its "Chocolate Cup Cookie," but all of its cookies and bars are fabulous with hot coffee or cocoa.
6) Andre's Confiserie Suisse. The assortment of handmade tea cookies make a great gift, if you don't give into temptation and eat them all first.
5) Grace's Best. The
sunflower seed cookies from this small bakery in Parkville are light
and buttery, the kind of cookies you send to out-of-town relatives as
the best Kansas City has to offer.
A homemade chipwich -- one of Murray's slightly soft chocolate chip
cookies bursting with German chocolate ice cream -- is as indulgent as
it gets. (Hurry, they close for the season on Sunday, December 6)
3) Classic Cookie.
The small basket of mini cookies and muffins that comes before brunch
at this Waldo staple is the highlight of anybody's Sunday morning.
Brazilian-born baker Ellen Hume makes cookies that are as beautiful as
they are delicious, including Russian tea cakes, shortbread and Mexican
1) Taste. Chef Jonathan Dallen still serves a "tasting" of freshly baked cookies as one of his popular dessert choices.