Best Places to Buy Cookies in Washington, D.C.

December 24, 2015 6:00 AM

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Although we probably eat more cookies around the holidays, anytime of year is great for having a warm, gooey cookie. Reminiscent of everyone’s childhood, cookies are comforting and delicious. Although there are many spots in the DC area that sell yummy cookies, here is a list of five local favorites. Go pick up a batch today! Some of them do deliver or take online orders if you need to place a big order.
Captain Cookie & The Milkman 
2000 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 795-9184

Honestly, the cookies from Captain Cookie pretty much speak for themselves. The owners have all the classic flavors including chocolate chip, snicker doodle, oatmeal raisin and peanut butter. They even make a phenomenal vegan chocolate chip cookie. For something especially fun, ask for a a cookie ice cream sandwich! Ice cream flavors change with the season. You can go to their store, or look out for one of their three food trucks. You can find the trucks’ daily locations on their website. If you want to order some for a party, they also do delivery.

Sticky Fingers 
1370 Park Road N.W.
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 299-9700

The choices at Sticky Fingers vary by season, but they always feature chocolate chip, double chocolate chip, and oatmeal raisin cookies year ’round. You can also get their cookies in a cookie sandwich with vanilla cream. Everything from Sticky Fingers is vegan, not that you can tell! Their cookies are moist and perfect, especially the double chocolate chip cookie.

Woodmoor Pastry Shop 
10127 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(301) 593-7667

This local shop has more loyal followers than most establishments in the DC area. The bakers rise at the crack of dawn to bake all of their goods from scratch fresh every day. They have a rotating line of cookies, including chocolate chip, sugar cookies, tea cookies, M&M cookies and irresistible peanut butter blossoms. Be sure to go to Woodmoor Pastry Shop early in the day, as this gem frequently runs out of its goods!

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Baked & Wired 
1052 Thomas Jefferson St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(703) 663-8727

Baked & Wired is famous in the community for all of their baked goods and especially for their cookies. They have a huge cookie menu, with exciting and unusual flavors like molasses spice, oatmeal butterscotch, double chocolate espresso and ginger lemon sandwich cookies. Head to the store today to sample one, or place an order online.

Rare Sweets
963 Palmer Alley N.W.
Washington, DC 20268
(202) 499-0077

This relative newcomer has already developed a fan base due to the delicious treats it serves every day. Located in CityCenter, Rare Sweets serves up freshly baked cookies in flavors like cocoa crinkle, chocolate chunk, gingersnap and classic sugar. The high-end ingredients used by the chefs make these cookies especially tasty and memorable. Enjoy yours with latte or cappuccino, made with la colombe coffee.

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Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at