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Dec 04, 2018
In the immortal words of the Cookie Monster, 
“C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me. Om nom nom nom!” 

Great cookies are the perfect treat. Compact, delicious with more variations than one can imagine. I’m pretty sure in the Constitution there is a mention of an unalienable right to great cookies. If not, there should be.

Las Vegas is of course a great food city, but it is also a city that knows that beyond all the fancy four-star dining there is something so right about that perfect cookie bite. There is a plethora of great cookies here, but if you find yourself in the beautiful northwest part of the city, there are three must tries.

Bagel Café’s Black and White Cookie

Simple but delicious, a black and white cookie is a classic, but only if done right. The folks at the Bagel Café know what they are doing. A spongy cake-like cookie with a rich chocolate icing meeting its snowy white counterpart. This cookie is straight out of a New York City deli and bakery.

Savvas and Shari Andrews moved to Las Vegas from Long Island, New York, in 1995 with their three children and wanted to open a place that felt like home for transplanted New Yorkers, and thus was born the Bagel Café. You want a bagel and schmear? A pastrami on homemade marble rye or a bowl of matzo ball soup? The Bagel Café has you covered, but today we are talking cookies.

How to eat a black and white cookie? I go Seinfeld style. 

“The key to eating a black and white cookie… is you want to get some black and some white in each bite. Nothing mixes better than vanilla and chocolate.”

Look to the cookie people. Look to the cookie.

Retro Bakery Megachip Cookie

You know something is going to be special when it is mega, and that is the case with this behemoth of a cookie. The Megachip brings all your favorite flavors together and is the ultimate “more is better” treat.

Semi-sweet chocolate chips are joined by white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and the topper — butterscotch chips. Retro Bakery puts them all together so that you are get a chip overload with every bite of their cookie.

Retro has been cranking out sweet treats since 2008, and has other great cookies and cupcakes to offer. Another monster is a sprinkle-laden sugar cookie that seems like it would be rocket fuel for elementary school-aged kiddos. Take note grandparents who like to spoil grandchildren then drop them off to their parents for the inevitable sugar-fueled meltdown.

However, at the end of the day, if you are going to cheat on your diet, you want to go mega and enjoy all those chips held together by an amazing cookie batter.

Ruby Snap Scarlett Cookie

So, you are strolling through the local Smith’s Marketplace in Skye Canyon doing your weekly shopping when you stumble upon a cookie kiosk with Ruby Snap cookies. Life is good.

Ruby Snap is a growing cookie empire based in Salt Lake City, Utah, but you can get your hands on them in Northwest Las Vegas. The vibe is very Rosie the Riveter meets 1950’s pinups, with cookies named Audrey, Judy, Betty, Frida and more. It is a lot of fun.

The Scarlett Red Velvet Amore is perfect in its simplicity. A thick dumpling of a red velvet cookie topped with a swirl of thick cream cheese frosting. Ruby Snap is all-natural when it comes to ingredients, so no need to worry about artificial coloring in the Scarlett.

So there you have it. Three great cookies that the Cookie Monster would be proud to devour. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m headed up to the Northwest for a treat.

-Jace Radke