Little Tart Bakeshop owner Sarah O’Brien shared the recipe for these Lavender-Lemon Sablés. The classic shortbread cookie is rich and buttery, though the combination of lavender and lemon zest makes it seem light and delicate. It’s a perfect nibble to serve with tea or coffee. STYLING BY WENDELL BROCK. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY CHRIS HUNT
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

Here are some of the best cookies to eat and make 

Cookies are perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth, whether you’re in the mood for baking or just treating yourself. Check out some of our local favorites and some of the best recipes to make your own at home. Looking to bond with your kids over baking? Check out these recipes from Atlanta’s A Haute Cookie. 

Atlanta cookie shops to visit:

A Haute Cookie. Owner Shiana White combines a love of style with her passion for homemade cookies in this elegant cookie boutique. The menu boasts gourmet items, from a frozen cookie dough bar to a brownie cookie dough sandwich or a designer ice cream bowl, some of which also come in vegan options. 

1039 Grant Street SE B17, Atlanta.

Alon’s Bakery & MarketThe European-style market has favorites like double chocolate chunk and lemon squares, but also bakes offerings like delicate wedding cookies with pecans and krakovski, a chewy almond cookie with raspberry preserves. 

1394 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-872-6000 and 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta. 678-397-1781,

Henri’s BakeryThe family-owned bakery sells more than fifteen varieties of cookies, with most available by the dozen. Customers can pick from almond macaroons, black and white cookies, gingerbread people (plain or decorated) and more. 

Various locations.

Insomnia CookiesInsomnia has your late-night cravings covered. The store delivers warm cookies until 3 a.m. and serves ice cream to pair with it. Combine your favorite flavors to make a “cookiewich,” or go all out with a cookie cake.

Various Atlanta locations,

Little Tart BakeshopStop by the bakery’s new location in Summerhill for a dozen assorted cookies, or pick from sablés, double chocolate sea salt cookies and more to make your own. You can also find the treats at Krog Street Market or the Peachtree Road or Grant Park farmer’s markets.

Various locations,

Photo: C. W. Cameron/Atlanta Restaurant Scene

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Little Tart Bakeshop owner Sarah O'Brien shared the recipe for these Lavender Lemon Sables. / Photo by Chris Hunt

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