Forget an ice cream cone or a sprinkled cupcake – these days, over-the-top cookies are all the rage, adorned with everything from classic chocolate chips to decadent hazelnut filling. Everyone seems to be getting on the trend, including ever on-point Washington, D.C., which is why we have plenty of nearby spots to grab a hot cookie.
If you’re looking for a little something sweet after dinner, as an afternoon pick-me-up or as a midnight snack, check out these cookie shops near your RESA apartment for a bite out of the best of the city.
Uncle Chip’s Cookies, located at 1514 North Capitol St NW, Washington, D.C. which is just an eight minute walk from your RESA apartment ensuring you’ll be the first in line, is a mom-and-pop cafe offering light sandwich fare, as well as sweet treats including cookies and brownies.
Uncle Chip’s was inspired by a single product: the chocolate chip cookie. Shannon, the company’s founder, developed Uncle Chip’s secret recipe over the course of a year of grueling taste tests and serious market research. She named her budding company after her own uncle, Alvin Bernard Dennig, Jr., who has always loved cookies and has long been known as Uncle Chip.
Captain Cookie & the Milkman, located at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. which is a quick and easy 12 minute drive from your RESA apartment, is the colorful flagship store for a mobile bakery brand selling classic cookies, plus local milk and ice cream.
Captain Cookie made his first cookie at age four and has been obsessed ever since. His recipe for chocolate chip cookies is the result of almost three decades of tinkering and testing. While on the quest for perfection, he also developed a handful of knockout recipes for the cookies featured on their menu. To say these cookies are made-from-scratch is an understatement!
1514 North Capitol St NW, Washington, D.C. 20002
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20006