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‘Tis the holiday season and Chicagoans are going to need sugar rushes to make it through the next few weeks and months. Stay warm and fueled up with delectable treats from the following restaurants and bakeries. Whether it’s good old fashioned chocolate chip and sugar cookies or Italian, Chinese, and Mexican specialties, there’s enough variety to satisfy every kind of sweet tooth. Just make sure there’s some left for Santa. Listed from north to south.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. North Shore Kosher Bakery

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2919 W Touhy Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
(773) 262-0600
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All the way up north in West Rogers Park, this bakery produces an assortment of kosher treats. Brighten up the day with fun cookies in the shape of flowers and smiley faces, or embrace duality with a black-and-white cookie.

2. Cookie Bar

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1746 W Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 334-0300
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Don’t let dietary restrictions stop you from enjoying life’s sweet pleasures. This gluten-free bakery sells delicious cookies including jalapeno chocolate chip, potato chip chocolate chip, vegan ginger molasses, and more. Don’t feel like leaving the house? Order online and have them shipped.

3. Dinkel's Bakery

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3329 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 281-7300
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With nearly a century’s worth of satisfied customers under its belt, Dinkel’s continues to be a standout institution for all your sweet desires. Visitor s are treated to a host of specialties, such as chocolate chip butter cookies, ginger snaps, and German pfeffernuesse. They’re available in boxes and make for tasty stocking stuffers.

4. Insomnia Cookies

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2260 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(313) 509-1327
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When it’s the middle of the night and that sweet tooth is keeping you up, salvation is only a phone call away. This cookie chain, with multiple locations in the city, will deliver right to your door until 3 a.m. Yes, that means triple chocolate jumbo cookies, cookie cakes, and cookie sandwiches can be enjoyed in the comfort of pajamas. Just try to avoid leaving crumbs in bed.

5. Floriole Cafe & Bakery

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1220 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 883-1313
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Owner and chef Sandra Holl’s acclaimed café is one of the top spots for European-inspired pastries. She puts her skills on full display by crafting beautiful sweets using local and organic ingredients. Oatmeal cherry, chocolate hazelnut, and peanut butter and jelly cookies are just a few of the delights visitors can expect to find.

6. Sweet Mandy B's

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1208 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 244-1174
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The best things in life are sweet and this cute Lincoln Park bakery makes some of the most indulgent old fashioned desserts in Chicago. Its offerings run the gamut from M&M’s and confetti-covered to snickerdoodles and ranger cookies loaded with coconut, oats, and chocolate chips. Regardless of what guests choose, they’ll feel like a kid again.

7. Summer House Santa Monica

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1954 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 634-4100
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Escape the cold by heading to Lettuce Entertain You’s sunny, California-inspired eatery. The restaurant bakes a variety of goods daily and guests can grab an oversized cookie from the front counter whether they’re dining in or taking it to go. Unlike the West Coast, beach season is over here but that just means Chicagoans are able to indulge in as many cookies as they want.

8. Smoke Daddy

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1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-6656
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Even those who are on the fence about cookies can appreciate a good skillet cookie. What’s not to love? A giant, piping hot chocolate chip cookie topped with ice cream and caramel sauce. It’s meant to be shared but we won’t judge if you finish it on your own.

9. Warm Belly Bakery

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1148 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 265-0780
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Cookies are the name of the game here and customers who attempt to try all of them will definitely leave with a warm (and full) belly. If you can dream it, chances are it’s a part of the bakery’s rotating flavors. They include Cinnamon Toast Crunch, dark and salty chocolate toffee, maple bacon bourbon, Nutella s’more, peanut butter chocolate truffle, fluffernutter, and much more. It’s a diverse selection that the Cookie Monster would be envious of, om nom nom nom.

10. HotChocolate Bakery

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125 S Clark St
Chicago, IL 60603
(773) 770-6241
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If there’s one certainty in life, it’s that anything coming out of Mindy Segal’s oven will rock your palate. Chicago’s preeminent dessert queen doles out irresistible bites at her bakery inside Revival Food Hall. When you need a sugar rush to help make it through the rest of the workday, stop in and refuel with a chocolate chip and sea salt or peanut butter and jelly cookie.

11. Scafuri Bakery

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1337 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-8881
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This old-school Italian bakery’s offerings will bring you back to days of yesteryear with the family. Nosh on classic treats like biscotti, pignoli, cuccidati, lemon knots, butter cookies, and more. All that’s missing is a glass of milk and a pinch on the cheek from nonna.

12. Panaderia Nuevo Leon

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1634 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 243-5977
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The authentic Mexican panaderia has been providing sugar highs since 1973. Grab a pair of tongs when you walk through the door (it’s self-serve) and go to town on sugar cookies, butter cookies, shortbreads, and much more. The shop's low prices also mean you’ll be able to try everything without breaking the bank.

13. Chiu Quon Bakery

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2253 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 225-6608
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The dizzying array of cakes, buns, and tarts will likely catch your eye first but don’t sleep on the cookies at this Chinese bakery. The flakey butterfly cookies are always a great choice, while other options include coconut, peanut, almond, and sesame cookies.

14. Bridgeport Bakery

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2907 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 523-1121
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It’s a proven fact that butter makes everything better and this cozy Polish bakery surely got the memo. Spread holiday cheer with buttery cookies that come in many shapes and sizes. Your friends and family will be thankful.

15. Bot Bakery

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7100 S South Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60649
(773) 495-4615
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Chicago’s first all-vegan bakery arrived in South Shore earlier this year. Founder Betty Alper, who previously sold her goods at farmers markets around town, is offering a plenty of options for those with dairy and gluten sensitivities. Snickerdoodles, shortbreads, cashew, and graham cracker cookies are among the items that everyone can enjoy without worry.

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1. North Shore Kosher Bakery

2919 W Touhy Ave, Chicago, IL 60645

All the way up north in West Rogers Park, this bakery produces an assortment of kosher treats. Brighten up the day with fun cookies in the shape of flowers and smiley faces, or embrace duality with a black-and-white cookie.

2919 W Touhy Ave
Chicago, IL 60645

2. Cookie Bar

1746 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Don’t let dietary restrictions stop you from enjoying life’s sweet pleasures. This gluten-free bakery sells delicious cookies including jalapeno chocolate chip, potato chip chocolate chip, vegan ginger molasses, and more. Don’t feel like leaving the house? Order online and have them shipped.

1746 W Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

3. Dinkel's Bakery

3329 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

With nearly a century’s worth of satisfied customers under its belt, Dinkel’s continues to be a standout institution for all your sweet desires. Visitor s are treated to a host of specialties, such as chocolate chip butter cookies, ginger snaps, and German pfeffernuesse. They’re available in boxes and make for tasty stocking stuffers.

3329 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

4. Insomnia Cookies

2260 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

When it’s the middle of the night and that sweet tooth is keeping you up, salvation is only a phone call away. This cookie chain, with multiple locations in the city, will deliver right to your door until 3 a.m. Yes, that means triple chocolate jumbo cookies, cookie cakes, and cookie sandwiches can be enjoyed in the comfort of pajamas. Just try to avoid leaving crumbs in bed.

2260 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

5. Floriole Cafe & Bakery

1220 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Owner and chef Sandra Holl’s acclaimed café is one of the top spots for European-inspired pastries. She puts her skills on full display by crafting beautiful sweets using local and organic ingredients. Oatmeal cherry, chocolate hazelnut, and peanut butter and jelly cookies are just a few of the delights visitors can expect to find.

1220 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

6. Sweet Mandy B's

1208 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

The best things in life are sweet and this cute Lincoln Park bakery makes some of the most indulgent old fashioned desserts in Chicago. Its offerings run the gamut from M&M’s and confetti-covered to snickerdoodles and ranger cookies loaded with coconut, oats, and chocolate chips. Regardless of what guests choose, they’ll feel like a kid again.

1208 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

7. Summer House Santa Monica

1954 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Escape the cold by heading to Lettuce Entertain You’s sunny, California-inspired eatery. The restaurant bakes a variety of goods daily and guests can grab an oversized cookie from the front counter whether they’re dining in or taking it to go. Unlike the West Coast, beach season is over here but that just means Chicagoans are able to indulge in as many cookies as they want.

1954 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614

8. Smoke Daddy

1804 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

Even those who are on the fence about cookies can appreciate a good skillet cookie. What’s not to love? A giant, piping hot chocolate chip cookie topped with ice cream and caramel sauce. It’s meant to be shared but we won’t judge if you finish it on your own.

1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

9. Warm Belly Bakery

1148 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60607

Cookies are the name of the game here and customers who attempt to try all of them will definitely leave with a warm (and full) belly. If you can dream it, chances are it’s a part of the bakery’s rotating flavors. They include Cinnamon Toast Crunch, dark and salty chocolate toffee, maple bacon bourbon, Nutella s’more, peanut butter chocolate truffle, fluffernutter, and much more. It’s a diverse selection that the Cookie Monster would be envious of, om nom nom nom.

1148 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60607

10. HotChocolate Bakery

125 S Clark St, Chicago, IL 60603

If there’s one certainty in life, it’s that anything coming out of Mindy Segal’s oven will rock your palate. Chicago’s preeminent dessert queen doles out irresistible bites at her bakery inside Revival Food Hall. When you need a sugar rush to help make it through the rest of the workday, stop in and refuel with a chocolate chip and sea salt or peanut butter and jelly cookie.

125 S Clark St
Chicago, IL 60603

11. Scafuri Bakery

1337 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607

This old-school Italian bakery’s offerings will bring you back to days of yesteryear with the family. Nosh on classic treats like biscotti, pignoli, cuccidati, lemon knots, butter cookies, and more. All that’s missing is a glass of milk and a pinch on the cheek from nonna.

1337 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607

12. Panaderia Nuevo Leon

1634 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608

The authentic Mexican panaderia has been providing sugar highs since 1973. Grab a pair of tongs when you walk through the door (it’s self-serve) and go to town on sugar cookies, butter cookies, shortbreads, and much more. The shop's low prices also mean you’ll be able to try everything without breaking the bank.

1634 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608

13. Chiu Quon Bakery

2253 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

The dizzying array of cakes, buns, and tarts will likely catch your eye first but don’t sleep on the cookies at this Chinese bakery. The flakey butterfly cookies are always a great choice, while other options include coconut, peanut, almond, and sesame cookies.

2253 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

14. Bridgeport Bakery

2907 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

It’s a proven fact that butter makes everything better and this cozy Polish bakery surely got the memo. Spread holiday cheer with buttery cookies that come in many shapes and sizes. Your friends and family will be thankful.

2907 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60608

15. Bot Bakery

7100 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60649

Chicago’s first all-vegan bakery arrived in South Shore earlier this year. Founder Betty Alper, who previously sold her goods at farmers markets around town, is offering a plenty of options for those with dairy and gluten sensitivities. Snickerdoodles, shortbreads, cashew, and graham cracker cookies are among the items that everyone can enjoy without worry.

7100 S South Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60649

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