10 Best Places for Cookies in Manila

For when you're feeling a bit crummy.

PHOTO BY Cookies by the Bucket Facebook page

(SPOT.ph) Nothing can take you back to your childhood like a good ol’ cookie. Whether you got them fresh out of the oven or from a foil packet, cookies were always a pleasant treat after a long day at school—especially if it came with a tall glass of cold milk. But when you’re an adult, it can be hard to find time to bake these delicious treats. So we’ve rounded up a list of 10 places in the Metro, where you can easily pick up a cookie, from the classic choco chip to crispy oatmeal.

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Here are 10 great places for every kind of cookie in Manila:

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mo’ Cookies

PHOTO BY Toto Labrador

You may have to call in advance to get your hands on some Mo’ Cookies because they sell out fast. Their Chocolate Chip Cookie (P120) even made it to the top of our Top 10 Chocolate Chip Cookies list, thanks to its crunchy crust and soft and gooey, melt-in-your-mouth center. The cookies are also huge, bigger than the size of your palm, making it perfect for sharing. If you’re hoping for something a bit smaller, though, Mo’ Cookies also offers more bite-sized cookies in the form of Crumbs (P245/dozen), which comes in all of their classic flavors.

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Mo’ Cookies is at R1 Level Expansion, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City.

Cookies by the Bucket

PHOTO BY Toto Labrador

Cookies by the Bucket has stalls scattered throughout the Metro and they offer some of the best wallet-friendly cookies in town. Their two-inch chocolate chip cookies (P150/12 pieces, P250/20 pieces) are highly addictive, thanks to a toasty and chewy texture. Any order of a bucket will also nab you a glass of free milk, making it the perfect treat for the end of the day. The best part? Cookies by the Bucket can also deliver these treats directly to your doorstep.

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See a list of Cookies by the Bucket branches.

Mood Bake

PHOTO BY Marikit Singson

Mood Bake may be the newest cookie store on the block, but they’ve already established a following. This online shop-turned-stall may only offer one kind of cookie for now, but they’ve made sure that it’s done with care and perfection. Their Chocolate Chip Cookies (P99/piece, P495/box of five, P990/box of 10) are chunky and crisp on the outside, but moist and gooey on the inside, with lots and lots of chocolate. You can even warm them up in the oven to really get that freshly baked feel.

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Mood Bake is at G/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City.

Girl Scout Cookies

Scout's Honor

PHOTO BY Marikit Singson

Scout’s Honor has gone a long way from their little stall at Century City Mall—it now has three standalone stores in the Metro! Their baked treats are inspired by Girl Scout cookies, like the flaky coconut Samoas (P95) or the chocolatey S’mores Tagalong (P95). But they also have more unique offerings on the menu, such as the Cookie Inception (P95), a chocolate chip cookie stuffed with an Oreo. You can even opt to make your own cookie, with a wide variety of dough and toppings to choose from.

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See a list of Scout’s Honor branches.

Peanut-butter Cookies

Borough

PHOTO BY Hans Fausto

Borough is a New York-inspired restaurant-slash-bar, which prides itself on their best-selling Mac n’ Cheese and Grilled Cheese Sandwich, but their Mom’s Milk and Cookies (P250) also have a lot of fans (maybe even more). This dessert comes with three kinds of freshly baked cookies, which can sometimes be a mix of classic flavors like dark chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, or gingerbread. One of its most standout flavors, is the peanut-butter cookie, which is pleasantly sweet and earthy thanks to the nut spread. The cookies come with a bottle of ice-cold milk, which tastes exactly like melted vanilla ice cream. It’s a classic and comforting dessert that can remind you of, well, home.

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Borough is at UG/F C2 Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City.

Cookie Shots

Cookie Bar Manila

Founded in 2009, Cookie Bar Manila is popular for their unusual and unique snacks, which are hard to find elsewhere. They’ve got edible cookie dough if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, cookie cakes if you’re extremely addicted to sweets, and “cookie stuffies,” or cookies stuffed with Oreo, Reese’s, or Nutella, if you like your treats bold and extra. But those aren’t all—the real showstopper at this neighborhood sweets stall is their famous Cookie Shot Glass (P60/piece, P400/eight pieces), which are exactly what it sounds like. A tribute to Dominique Ansel’s glass-shaped cookies, this version is still as homey as the original, with chunky chocolate bits and thick chocolate fudge lined inside to hold the milk of your choice: Regular milk, soy milk, chocolate milk, or nut milk.

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Cookie Bar Manila is at Unit 1A RB&A Building, Kawilihan Lane, Pasig City.

Belgian Chocolate Lace Cookies

Les Chocolateries Manila

Can’t resist a sugary treat? Then you might want to try these sinfully sweet Belgian Lace Cookies (P470/24 to 28 pieces, P750/55 to 58 pieces) from Les Chocolateries Manila. Originally from Cebu, these cookies have now made their way to the Metro. Delicately stuffed with pure Belgian dark chocolate, the cookie’s filling is sandwiched between two crunchy, paper-thin oatmeal cookies for another layer of texture and flavor, giving you all the satisfaction of a good snack. Don’t forget to pair it with coffee or your favorite tea for good measure. Other variants include Semi-Sweet, Mint, White, and Assorted.

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For orders and deliveries, contact Les Chocolateries Manila at leschocolateriesmanila@gmail.com or 0917-427-4845.

Sugar Cookies

Classic Confections

PHOTO BY Classic Confections

If the scent of cookies baking in the oven won’t get you inside Classic Confections (now found at all Nono’s branches), then we don’t know what will. Their Sugar Cookies (P75/small, P95/medium, P145/large, P225/16 pieces) are a constant crowd pleaser, with a decadently buttery base covered in a sweet and crisp sugar glaze. The bakery changes their cookie designs frequently depending on the season and occasion, so watch for these cute and colorful creations next Halloween or Christmas—perfect for gifting!

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See a list of Classic Confections branches.

Oatmeal Cookies

The Blue Kitchen

This quaint kiosk is a classic sight in any of the Metro’s top malls and they serve up all sorts of Filipino delicacies, from homemade bottled fish and quick meals, to pastries, sauces, condiments, and sweet snacks. Their extensive selection might make you feel a bit overwhelmed (trust us, we’ve all been there), but if there’s one thing you shouldn’t leave without, it’s their crackling Oatmeal Crisps (P350/200 grams), which they have in low-sugar options, too. For oatmeal cookies, these are surprisingly thin, with a crunchy exterior and a not-too-sweet flavor that’ll make you reach the bottom of the cookie jar before you know it.

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See a list of The Blue Kitchen branches.

Crinkles

Asian Development Bank

PHOTO BY Erika Dizon

With its name attached to a big financial institution, it’s practically impossible to think you’d find darn good cookies at the Asian Development Bank. Found inside the Asian Development Bank (ADB) cafeteria, these moist and chewy Crinkles (P16/piece) are a cult favorite—and like many great things, grabbing a bag might require a lot of effort and, well, social connections. First of all, you need to find someone from ADB to buy you the pastries. But anyone who’s tried this homey and chocolatey treat would say it’s worth all the hassle—just take a bite and you can easily tell why it’s a go-to among many.

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The Asian Development Bank is at 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City.

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