When you think about desserts, a few dishes come to mind, like cake, pie, ice cream and cookies. Cookies are one of the most universally, lovable, sugary confections. There are of course the classics, like chocolate-chip cookies and snickerdoodles.
But for National Cookie Day, go out on a limb, and try something new and unique at one of these bakeries in Utah Valley. You may find a new favorite.
Chip Cookies offers their warm chocolate chip cookies all the time with a specialty "Chip of the Month" cookie flavor changing monthly. This month's featured cookie is Peppermint Joe Joe Chip!
Chip is also offering a free cookie with the purchase of a four-pack on National Cookie Day.
Unique cookie to try: Chocolate Chip
Locations: 159 W. 500 North, Provo; 356 N. 750 West, American Fork
Delivery area in Utah County: Lehi, American Fork, Pleasant Grove, Highland, Alpine, Lindon, Provo, Orem, Provo MTC
At Crumbl, you have new choices weekly, from the company's ever changing menu. This week's cookies include Hot Chocolate, Chilled Candy Cane, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Swirl, Chocolate Chip and Sugar.
For National Cookie Day, Crumbl is also offering 20% off four-pack boxes in store only. They are also offering free delivery.
Unique cookie to try: Hot Chocolate
Locations: 586 N. 900 West, American Fork; 1820 W. Travers Parkway, Lehi; 677 N State St., Lindon; 160 E. E. University Parkway, Orem; 152 W. 1230 North, Provo; 24 Pioneer Crossing, Saratoga Springs; 330 N. Main St., Spanish Fork
Delivery areas in Utah County: Alpine, American Fork, Cedar Hills, Eagle Mountain, Elk Ridge, Highland, Lehi, Lindon, Mapleton, Orem, Payson, Pleasant Grove, Provo, Salem, Saratoga Springs, Spanish Fork, Springville, Vineyard, Utah County
It may not surprise you based on the name, but Insomnia Cookies delivers cookies late into the night. Their flavors include Chocolate Chunk, Classic with M&Ms, Double Chocolate Chunk, Double Chocolate Mint, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter Chip, Snickerdoodle, Sugar and White Chocolate Macadamia.
Insomnia is offering a free traditional cookie on National Cookie Day, no purchase necessary.
Unique cookie to try: White Chocolate Macadamia
Location: 62 W. Bulldog Blvd., Provo
Delivery area in Utah County: BYU, UVU and the surrounding area
The Cookie Crave
The Cookie Crave has several cookies perfect for pairing with a glass of milk including milk chocolate chip, salted caramel, semi-sweet chocolate chip, snickerdoodle and daily specials. They also have delivery options through DoorDash.
Unique cookie to try: Salted Caramel
Location: 230 N. Main St., Spanish Fork
Delivery locations in Utah County: southern Utah County
Hardly any list about baked goods would be complete without the Provo Bakery. This long-held establishment of the county is a staple for everything from cakes to cookies. Their cookies are absolutely heart-stopping amazing, and live up to their hype.
Unique cookie to try: Raspberry cream-filled cookies
Location: 190 E. 100 North, Provo
Smart Cookie Company
The Bay Area-based cookie shop is a wonderful after-dinner bite to satisfy those late-night cravings. Be a “smart cookie,” and try their ice cream sandwich.
Unique cookie to try: Gourmet Ice Cream Cookie, their original and classic.
Location: 743 W. 100 North, American Fork
Swig's sugar cookie is their signature cookie, and comes with their famous pink frosting, but they also have Chocolate Chip, Coconut, Dirt Ball, Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter with Chocolate, Peppermint Dirtball and Peppermint Sugar.
Unique cookie to try: Dirtball
Locations: 1523 N. Canyon Road, Provo; 584 W. 1600 North, Orem; 1351 E. State St., Lehi; 1881 W. Traverse Parkway, Lehi
Sure, they primarily serve soda and hot chocolate. But on the side, you have to try one of their sugar cookies. There are (legal) allegations that the recipe for these moist and dense cookies was stolen from Swig. But I swear under oath; you will have one of the best sugar cookies ever here.
Unique cookie to try: Chocolate fudge
Locations: 30 E. 300 North, Provo; 602 E. 600 North, Provo; UVU campus; 3376 N. University Ave., Provo; 162 W. Center St., Orem; 152 S. Pleasant Grove Blvd., Pleasant Grove; 241 W. Main St., American Fork
Sweet Tooth Fairy
The Sweet Tooth Fairy is mostly known for their out-of-this-world stop-your-heart cupcakes that are made from heaven. But if a cupcake doesn’t suit your mood, make your way over to the cookie rack, filled with everything from chocolate chip to iced oatmeal.
Unique cookie to try: Black and white, an east coast classic with a west coast twist
Location: 1064 S. 750 East, Orem
One word: Cazookie. Set apart from the displays filled with cupcakes and cannolis, there is the legendary cazookie. This monstrous and dense cookie comes in just two flavors: white or milk chocolate. Your cazookie is baked fresh and served hot with a scoop of ice cream on top. Prepare for a glorious sugar overload.
Unique cookie to try: Cazookie
Location: 212 S. State St., Orem
Shirley’s Bakery and Cafe
Cinnamon Rolls, fresh bread and warm cookies can never do you wrong. Shirley’s prides itself in freshly baked bread and other baked goods, which can only mean good things when expecting a fresh dozen cookies.
Unique cookie to try: Red Velvet Sugar Cookie
Location: 1620 N. Freedom Blvd., Provo
Among the cookie selections at Fiiz is a sugar cookie with blue-green frosting. You can grab one, a four-pack or a dozen. They also have Red Velvet, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip and Fruity Pebble.
Unique cookie to try: Red Velvet
Locations: 1362 E. Center St., Spanish Fork, 1120 W. Center St., Orem; 426 W. 1230 North, Provo; 790 N. 1600 West, Mapleton; 5517 W. 11000 North, Highland
Cravings Alisha's Cupcakes
The sugar cookies at Cravings - Alisha's Cupcakes are soft and cake-like with buttercream frosting. They also have Jumbo Oreo Cookies, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Handmade Girl Scout Tagalong Cookies and Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Unique cookie to try: Tagalongs
Location: 93 S. Main St., Pleasant Grove
Lehi Bakery is best known for its square doughnuts, but you can also get fresh-baked cookies that are not square-shaped. They serve M&M Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Chocolate Crackles, Pumpkin Chocolate chip Cookies, Raisin Filled Glazed Sugar Cookie and Honey Boys.
Unique cookie to try: Chocolate Crackles
Location: 172 W. Main St., Lehi
Twisted Sugar has a whole menu of unique cookie flavors including Lemon Sugar, Vanilla Sugar, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Caramel Sugar, Peanut Butter, Sprinkles Sugar, Lemon Raspberry Sugar, Salted Caramel Sugar, Sugardoodle, Peanut Butter Nutella, Lemon Tart Sugar, Crepe Sugar, Swizzle Sugar, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip with Cookie Butter and the store's named cookie, Twisted Sugar.
Unique cookie to try: Twisted Sugar
Location: 250 E. Crossroads Blvd., Saratoga Springs