Chewy, gooey, soft, crunchy, chocolatey, even stuffed... we've done all the research and found the best cookies in Singapore. Whoop whoop!
When PMS strikes, what’s the first thing on your mind? A juicy hamburger? A milkshake? Cake? Here at HoneyKids, our personal fave is the chocolate chip cookie. And what’s not to love? They’re easier to eat than a sandwich or doughnut, and just so darn satisfying you’ll want more than one. It’s a great reason to forget about calories and ditch your usual gym sesh. After all, indulging in your fave sinful treat feels awesome when you’re about to surf the crimson wave…
Pregnant mums, we hear you too – that’s why we’ve come up with the best places in Singapore to get your cookie fix. And we’ve gone above and beyond your usual cookie round-up. If there’s one thing we know well, it’s our cookies, and we know that there are lots of different kinds – chewy and soft, sugary and crisp, stuffed… we’re already drooling at the thought! Now that we’re done brushing the crumbs off our shirts, here’s our lowdown on those cookies…
Where to find the best cookies in Singapore
Classic soft-baked/chewy cookies
Our idea of heaven? Sipping on a cuppa while devouring a freshly warmed chocolate cookie. Although they’re known for their coffee, Starbucks’s chocolate chip cookie is the sweet, delish surprise we look forward to on rainy days. We love that the cookies are loaded with chocolate chunks and that they aren’t too sweet.
Starbucks, various locations
For us at HoneyKids, the best thing about a meal at Subway isn’t the actual sandwich. It’s the chips and chocolate chip cookie that comes along with it! If you think about it, we could probably make the sandwich ourselves. But that cookie… that uber affordable price point, that right amount of chewiness and sweetness… it’s beyond perfect!
Subway, several locations
If it’s Levain Bakery-style cookies you’re after, look no further than home baker Joyce aka Guilt Free Food’s chocolate chip cookies. The best part? Joyce makes sure to reduce sugar whenever necessary, which means you shouldn’t feel bad about reaching for another cookie… or should you…
GuiltFreeFood, online only
4. Twelve Cupcakes
At first, we were a bit dubious about a cupcake place selling cookies, but our minds changed quickly once we took a bite of these bad boys. Big in size (they were as big as our face!) and texture, these Twelve Cupcakes cookies are also big in taste. Our little ones loved it so much, they stole it right out of our hands!
Twelve Cupcakes, various locations
5. Folks and Stories
This self-proclaimed baked goods company makes cookies the way we like ’em – light and crunchy on the edges, soft and chewy in the centre. The cookies are quirkily names that reflect their flavour profiles, such as Nutty Professor, Curious Merrymaker, and Cheesy Joker. Also, its sablé cookies are square-shaped; you can’t get any more quirky than that! Get the party set of 24 cookies, which should be more than enough for the entire fam.
Folks and Stories, 3 Everton Park, #01-63, Singapore 080003
6. Famous Amos
If it’s cookies with a crunch you’re looking for, your best bet is Famous Amos. They’re found virtually everywhere on the island so they’re easy to get to – or you could just follow your nose. There’s a good reason they’ve been around for years, too – thank the sweet, crunchy texture you won’t find anywhere else. Also, the fact that these cookies are bite-sized makes it easier to justify the extra calories…
Famous Amos, multiple locations including Suntec City and Wisma Atria
7. Cookie Mixx
Pop down to this store at Takashimaya and customise your own crunchy cookies! With a unique concept of “You Create, We Bake”, all you have to do is pick your preferred cookie base, add your toppings, and wait for your creations to be done. If you’d rather try its offerings, there are plenty to choose like Milo chocolate chips and Earl Grey tea. Everything is freshly baked with the finest quality ingredients, reduced sugar, no added colouring and preservatives. So, you can happily snack on its cookies without feeling guilty. Also, if you’re breastfeeding or know anyone who is, get them lactation cookies from here.
Cookie Mixx, Takashimaya B2 Food Hall, 391A Orchard Road, #B208-4, Singapore 238873
As you know, we’re big fans of Kith because of how kid-friendly it is, and that it opens as early as 6.30am. We may love its brunch, but its cookie deserves a spot in our hall of fame too. The Magical Sea Salt Chocolate Cookie is just as it’s described – magical because of the sprinkling of sea salt, and crunchy thanks to the cornflakes. Get a mini jar of these babies and hide them from everyone.
Kith, various locations
9. Spatula & Whisk
Cookies from this homegrown brand are truly one-of-a-kind – where else can you find cookies such as coffee and chocolate, Thai milk tea, and earl grey lavender? Each bite-sized cookie is perfectly crunchy and loaded with all-natural goodness, so no munching on awful nasties or preservatives. Plus, we love how eco-conscious this brand is, by sourcing ingredients from sustainable growers and using kraft papers for its carriers. Two thumbs up from us!
Spatula & Whisk, online only
10. Old Seng Choon
Crunchy cookies with a local twist? Colour us intrigued. Hawker faves such as bak kut teh, laksa, and satay are cookie-fied, alongside other flavours like pandan coconut, kueh kosui, and gula melaka. We’re loving the goreng pisang – it’s basically our favourite local treat transformed into cookies! If you’re thinking of gifting a uniquely Singaporean souvenir to overseas friends, this should be one of them.
Old Seng Choon, locations in Kampong Ampat, Marina Bay Sands, and Clarke Quay Central
11. BUNDT by The Backyard Bakers
To get your hands on these cookies, you’ll need to put your order in via DM on the Backyard Baker’s Instagram page. But trust us, they’re definitely worth the detour. A bit chewy and a bit crumbly, this is basically a brownie magically transformed into a cookie. Chocoholics will love how you can really taste the chocolate, which is hard to come by with mass-produced cookies. At first bite, it tastes sweet, and then you get that hit of bitter dark chocolate. Meaning you’re immediately inspired to try every single flavour. Ugh. But yum!
Bundt by the Backyard Bakers, Havelock II, 2 Havelock Road, #01-22, Singapore 059763
This cafe along North Bridge Road is well-known for its ice cream, but did you know it makes a mean brookie too? Using Valrhona chocolate, its brownie-cookie hybrid has an intense flavour that chocolate lovers will love. A crinkly crust and fudgy middle, we more than enjoyed every bite of this.
Twentygrammes, 753 North Bridge Road, #01-01, Singapore 198721
Crazy stuffed cookies
With cookies named Walk of Shame, Tinder Surprise and Fifty Shades of Grey, you’ll want to keep these drool-worthy bakes from Guilt away from the kids and all to yourself. Each cookie has a unique twist, made with premium ingredients such as artisanal dark chocolate. And by unique twist, we mean stuffed to the gills with super-amazing taste bombs like honeycomb, marshmallow and brownies. Visit their website, place an order and take a guilt trip.
Guilt, 29 Arab Street, Singapore 199728
14. Nasty Cookie
These cookies are nasty for a reason. They’re sooo bad for you but oh soooo good. Think: giant cookies filled and topped with Nutella, marshmallows, truffle and dulce de leche – goodbye, diet! The best part is that each cookie is customisable and made to order, so if there’s something you want a little extra of, the staff will be more than happy to squish it in. If you want to try these out, Nasty Cookie has a factory cafe in Kaki Bukit that’s very Instagrammable!
Nasty Cookie, locations in Orchard Gateway, Funan, and Kaki Bukit View
15. Kooks Creamery
This heartland cafe is the first in Singapore to sell molten lava ‘kooks’ – freshly baked cookies with centres oozing gooey lava. Its matcha lava cookie, a bestseller, is not too sweet and goes perfectly well with any ice cream flavour. The contrasting hot and cold textures are sure to tickle and tingle you! There’s also kookie bites with ganache fillings for the kiddos to share. The bites come in flavours like matcha with nutella, chocolate chip with speculoos, and red velvet with cream cheese.
Kooks Creamery, Blk 211 Serangoon Avenue 4, #01-02, Singapore 550211 and The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, #01-06, Singapore 229233
16. Creamery Boutique Ice Creams
We’re big fans of things with a local twist, and this cafe does that with its lava cookies. Think ondeh-ondeh cookie with gula melaka lava, charcoal cookie with salted egg lava, and charcoal-pandan cookie with durian lava. Wow! Too experimental for your palate? There are safer options like chocolate, matcha, and red velvet with lemon cream cheese lava.
Creamery Boutique Ice Creams, 139 Tyrwhitt Road, #01-03, Singapore 207557
Love this roundup of Singapore’s best cookies? Check out this list of must-try milkshakes!