Everybody loves a warm, comforting cookie — whether you love a classic chocolate chip or funfetti-filled confection, pour up a tall glass of cold milk and wash down these delectable treats in Hong Kong.
Where to order: Order online at Cookie DPT, via Instagram DM @cookie.dpt, or visit one of its pop-ups: It’s currently available at The Upper House through 30 August (The Lawn, 6/F, The Upper House, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong)
Price: HK$40 each; Note: Cookie DPT does not deliver to the New Territories.
These are commonly cited as the best cookies in town — and we are inclined to agree. If you love thick chewy, comforting American-style cookies, Cookie DPT has the perfect, albeit hefty (they’re 130g each), treat. The brand is founded by Wil Fang, who opened a fashion and lifestyle concept store before starting his own coffee shop concept in Taipei — it now serves as the Cookie DPT’s first brick-and-mortar outpost outside of Hong Kong. Moving to Hong Kong in 2009 from New York, Cookie DPT’s roots came from Fang’s nostalgia for the cookies of his childhood. He went from baking cookies in his own home for friends to creating the full-fledged cookie kitchen that is Cookie DPT today.
Cookie DPT’s cookies are chunky, chewy with a soft centre, yet striking a good balance of buttery-ness and sweetness. Signature flavours include the classic chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and the decadent brownie-filled cookie. Head to Cookie DPT’s latest pop-up at The Upper House (available through 30 August), which transforms the sixth floor lawn into a coffee and cookie bar. Exclusive flavours include the Earl ‘Gray’ cookie, as well as a special Strawberry Shortcake flavour that was created for Mother’s Day.
Head upstairs to try the Café Gray Deluxe x Cookie Department Afternoon Tea (HK$285 per person; HK$480 for two), available from 1 June–31 July, 3:30–5:30pm, featuring Cookie DPT’s first savoury creation, the Sabatino Black Truffle Cheddar Biscuit.
Price: HK$40–50 each; Order 20 cookies for free delivery.
Cookie Vission is a newcomer to Hong Kong’s baked sweets scene, started in February 2020 by Winnie Pang, the founder of Gough Street dessert store Oddies — so fans of its gelatos and decadent parfaits will know what to expect. The new online cookie venture sells American-style cookies that are Hong Kong’s heftiest, with these big boys weighing a whopping 150g each.
Crispy on the outside and ooey gooey on the inside (sometimes spilling in your hand for that ultimate NSFW cookie cross-section flex for the ‘gram), cookie flavours run the gamut of 12 weekly revolving iterations on the menu at a time. A few bestsellers include Nutella Hazelnut, Super Gooey Banana, and Chocolate Peanut Butter. We particularly loved the unctuous and flavourful Matcha Macadamia Nut, which allowed the tea flavour to shine, while the Ginger and Apricot Milk Tea is a fantastic pick-me-up for lovers of masala chai or Hong Kong-style ginger milk pudding. New flavours are developed every two weeks, so you’ll want to keep checking back for more. Cookies are baked fresh so they arrive at your doorstep warm and ready to devour.
Where to order: Order online from Cookieboy
Price: HK$20 each; Order HK$500 for free delivery on Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Get 15 percent off with code ‘CKB15%’ through 30 June.
Former JW Marriott pastry chef Ryan Zimmer is behind Cookieboy, which started in late 2015 as a co-founded business, but the chef later decided to go it alone — supplying European-style sablé biscuits, madeleines and whole cakes to bakeries around town while also selling American-style cookies, bread loafs and catering services under the Cookieboy moniker.
At 45g each, these individually wrapped cookies are the perfect snack to carry in your bag. There are classic flavours such as Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip and Red Velvet, as well as more unique styles such as Blueberry Muffin, Apple Pie, Birthday Cake and more. Coffee addicts will want to try the newest coffee and walnut flavour, which brings the nuttiness of richly roasted grounds front and centre in a chewy, crispy cookie — it’s the brand’s take on an afternoon coffee break. Try it from mid-May onwards.
Where to order: Pre-order online or pick up directly at the store.
Price: HK$20 each.
After 15 years at the Four Seasons Hong Kong, where he led its pastry team from the very beginning, chef Grégoire Michaud opened his own pastry café in 2018 to widespread acclaim. While us at Lifestyle Asia are huge fans of the popular sourdough egg tarts and croissants, its cookies have also solidified a well-rounded takeaway menu at the artisan bakery.
There are only three flavours of cookies available at Bakehouse: Double Chocolate, Oatmeal and Raisin, and Peanut Butter, but each has been perfected to a tee. They’re a tad smaller than the thick American-style variations around town, but they deliver on texture and flavour — perfectly crisp on the outside with a satisfying chew with every bite, and not too sweet. These are the cookies for those with (slightly) more sensible, refined palates.
Bakehouse, 14 Tai Wong Street East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Beef & Liberty
Where to order: Available for dine-in, takeaway or delivery through Deliveroo
Price: HK$69 each
A decadent treat to sate your ‘dessert stomach’ is just what you need after a long day, and especially after a delicious burger meal. Over at Beef & Liberty, its cookie skillet is a mouthwatering indulgence made to share (but we won’t judge if you devour the whole thing yourself). Made to be eaten with a spoon, the dark chocolate chunks and a soft, chewy texture elevate the nostalgic childhood treat into sultry, grownup territory, with a luxurious drizzle of silky cream to round out the whole experience. Add HK$20 for a scoop of vanilla ice cream to have it à la mode. It’s also available at Beef & Liberty’s airport branch, which sounds just like the perfect recipe to knock you right out before a long flight.
Beef & Liberty, 3/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2450 5778