We all know if there’s one thing Pittsburgh does perfectly, it’s the cookie. We put together some of the best gems to grab a delicious cookie, right when that craving for its warm gooey goodness hits.
1. Nancy B’s Bakery’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nancy B’s was voted Pittsburgh’s best chocolate chip cookie by WPXI TV a few years ago. One of their chocolate chips cost $1.50 and a dozen are $18. Warm one up in your microwave and pair it with an ice cold glass of milk for an old-school treat. 415 W. 7th Ave., West Homestead, PA 15120, more information HERE.
2. Prantl’s Thumbprints with Jimmies
We all know of course the term for those brightly colored sugary bits are jimmies and only jimmies. Prantl’s may be famous for their almond torte but their cookies are just as delicious. One of their standouts is the thumbprint with rainbow jimmies. Just a touch of icing will put you in utter happiness mode. Downtown-438 Market St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, Shadyside-5525 Walnut St., Pittsburgh, PA 15232, more information HERE.
3. Gluuteny Bakery’s Chocolate Gobs with Vanilla Filling
Those of us with dietary restrictions deserve some fun too, right? You’ll love this gluten and dairy-free chocolate cake filled with a rich creamy vanilla frosting. Gluuteny was voted the city’s best gluten-free fare this year by Pittsburgh Magazine. Everything is made in-house, from scratch and by hand daily. 1923 Murray Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217, more information HERE.
4. Good L’Oven Cookie Shop’s Heath Chip Cookie
This shop devoted solely to cookies has your typical chocolate chip, snickerdoodle and oatmeal raisin, but its unique flavors are what makes it truly special. The Heath chip cookie is perfect for those toffee lovers and those who adore the candy. Good L’Oven makes me think of old-fashioned homemade cookies with a delicious twist. Cookies are typically $8 for a half dozen, $15 for a whole dozen. 419 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202, more information HERE.
5. Give Mia Cookie’s Custom Sugar Cookies
Give Mia Cookie’s Bethel Park bakery specializes in custom-designed sugar cookies. If you order in advance, there are cookies in every shape you can think of—turkeys for Thanksgiving, snowflakes for Christmas, you name it. There are pretty adorable back-to-school ones up on the website now. 5306 Library Rd., Bethel Park, PA 15102, more information HERE.
6. Bethel Bakery’s Lady Lox
Available as part of their special occasion cookies (in case you have a wedding, baptism, or other celebration on the horizon), Bethel Bakery’s lady lox are not to be missed. They come in mini, raspberry or chocolate buttercream filled and are to die for. The raspberry is just enough tart sweetness and the chocolate buttercream is like a pillowy taste of heaven. 5200 Brightwood Rd., Bethel Park, PA 15102, more information HERE.
7. Eat N’ Park’s Smiley Cookies
We couldn’t make our first list of Pittsburgh’s best cookies without mentioning the iconic smiley cookie. Eat N’ Park’s smileys of course change their look throughout the year with Christmas trees around the holidays and bunnies for Easter. There’s nothing better that reminds us of home than these circular sugary desserts. Multiple locations around Pittsburgh, more information HERE.