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  • The Best Spots for Chocolate Chip Cookies in Hoboken + Jersey City

    It seems as though every day there’s a new “food holiday” — but here’s one we’re really happy exists. Happy National Cookie Day! Beat the midday slump and participate in this special day by heading to one of the best spots in Hoboken or Jersey City for sweet, chocolatey, buttery, baked-to-perfection goodness that is chocolate chip cookies. Here is a pretty comprehensive list of spots to get chocolate cookies in Hoboken and Jersey City — and just plain, delicious, gooey cookies of any kind.

    Baking Mama {Hoboken}

     

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    While their colorful macaroon selection might first catch your eye {including a maple bacon delicacy}, Baking Mama’s sea salt or classic chocolate chip cookie is the REAL deal. Located at 88 Hudson Street, this adorable & cozy shop will definitely have you coming back for more.

    Milk Sugar Love Creamery & Bake Shop {Jersey City}

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    Ice cream AND cookies? Yes, please! This shop {straight out of a sugar-lover’s dream} offers fresh baked cookies, macaroons and more on top of 12 daily organic ice cream flavors and frozen treats, too. For those looking to put a unique spin on eating cookies, opt for the best of both worlds and order The Doughboy a handmade ice cream sandwich with two layers of chocolate chip cookie dough filled with chocolate ice cream, dipped in chocolate shell and sprinkles on top.

    Insomnia Cookies {Hoboken}

    Insomnia opened its first location on this side of the Hudson in our very own Mile Square — and we couldn’t be happier. These cookies have that sought-after homemade by your mom taste and come in a variety of flavors {and sizes}. They also have ice cream for ice cream cookie sandwiches and have milk in their freezer to really pull the cookie experience together. Don’t feel like going out for cookies today? No problem. Insomnia delivers until 3AM. Yes, you read that correctly, 3AM.

    Cocoa Bakery {Jersey City}

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    Front and center amongst their impressive plethora of sweets are Cocoa’s Bakery classic chocolate chip cookie. Also creating custom cakes, cupcakes, pastries and more, this downtown JC bakeshop is owned by pastry chef Jessica Isaacs, who was previously the Head Pastry Chef at Nobu. {They have gluten free cookie options, too FYI!}

    Carlo’s Bakery {Hoboken}

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    If you live in {or anywhere near} Hoboken, then you already know Carlo’s by their famed custom cakes and television shenanigans. Because of the intricacies of their cakes, it’s easy to forget Carlos makes delicious cookies {and cannolis!}, too. Head in and bring a box home in honor of the holiday – just remember to show your Hoboken ID to skip the inevitable lines.

    Prato Bakery {Jersey City}

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    Rooted in Italian style and with a passion for baked goods, Prato prides itself on bringing a piece of Tuscany to New Jersey. For a unique spin on a chocolate chip cookie, try their handmade chocolate cantuccio which is a delicate, crispy biscuit cookie made simply with chocolate, flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla, natural flavors and yeast. Savor your selection with freshly brewed espresso or cappuccino.

    Cookies N’ Crepes {Jersey City}

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    They refer to themselves as a “Sweet Retreat,” and we couldn’t agree more. This hole-in-the-wall shop off of Newark Ave in JerseyCity houses warm crepes with melting ice cream — and freshly baked cookies — only some of the incredible deserts you’ll find here. {BONUS: They deliver! Yassss} Whether you order a cookie and milk combo, individual cookies, or the cookie sundae {your choice of ice cream sandwiched between two warm cookies}, you can’t go wrong at Cookies N’ Crepes.

    Maroon {Hoboken}  

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    Providing many Hoboken residents with their daily caffeine fix, Maroon also features freshly baked sweets and treats made daily. Handmade in small batches daily, many of their baked goods are created with grains and seeds, and with grapeseed oil rather than butter. While their bakery offerings do rotate, it’s worth a pop in to grab a chocolate chunk cookie and if they’re out – their Chocolate Chip muffin with fresh banana is OMG. {Especially when it’s warm out the oven!}

    Bang Cookies {Jersey City}

    Since this is a holiday after all — why not get a little fancy and dress up your chocolate chip cookie with a little sea salt? Bang Cookies in JC are soft baked, organic, natural… and giant. Visit them online and order whatever cookies you desire OR head to their brick and mortar at 183 Summit Ave in the Heights. However you get a Bang Cookies, you can count on the fact that they bake them for you fresh, and deliver them to you the same day. And in case you’re looking for something a little outside the cookie box, you should try their s’mores cookie. You can watch a video {yes, a video} of it here for some extra convincing.

    Sweet {Hoboken}

    The name says it all: Sweet is a go-to spot for all of your sugary cravings. While they are known for their custom-made cupcakes and cake selection, you can’t forget about their made-from-scratch, baked on the premises cookies that will leave you wanting more. These cookies come in all different shapes, designs, and flavors. Along with your favorite cookies, pick up a cup of their homemade hot chocolate, made by melting two different types of solid chocolates together. Drool.

    Giorgio Pasticceria {Hoboken}

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    This French and Italian pastry shop sits right on Washington Street, full of different types of pastries, cookies, and cakes — and of course, CANNOLIS. Their traditional pastries might be pretty impressive, but their cookies are can’t-miss. With choices like almond bars, pignoli, chocolate hazelnut, and of course the classic chocolate chip, it might be tough to walk by without stopping in for a few treats.

    WHOS Gluten Free {Jersey City}

    WHOS Gluten Free is the first 100% gluten free kitchen in Jersey City, and their cookies are delish. They are made with organic cane or coconut sugar, organic butter, and non-GMO eggs. Side note: the Nutella sandwich cookies are also musts. And even though the sweet treats are something to write home about, there are also allergy-friendly meals that are more savory if you’re looking for a salty snack.

    Where will you go to get your cookie fix today? Share it with us on Instagram @HobkenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl! 


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    Erin is a proud Hobokenite who moved to Hoboken three years ago from Central NJ with her now husband. When she’s not teaching English to middle schoolers in New York City, she can be found running GrandeGifts (www.etsy.com/shop/grandegifts), writing, shopping on Washington, at the barre’ or binging on Bravo. Still basking in that newlywed glow, Erin also adores everything having to do with weddings, Broadway, and Disney (shamelessly).


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