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GALE’S COFFEE BAR
1043 N. California Ave.; 773-580-8113
Though primarily a custom cake maker, TipsyCake serves up a limited but appealing selection of cookies-especially fine are the rugelach, which chef-owner Naomi Stepanek bakes in three flavors (left; $1.25 each). Her “European” dark-chocolate-chip cookies (right; $1.25 each) are substantial and not too sugary.
|BLEEDING HEART BAKERY |
2018 W. Chicago Ave.; 773-278-3638
They taste so sensational, nobody needs to know that the cookies from Michelle and Valentin Garcia’s Ukrainian Village bakery are made from organic ingredients. Our favorite: the extremely crisp shortbread squares made sophisticated with the addition of Earl Grey tea (center; 40 cents each).
Photography: Tyllie Barbosa
|FLOURISH BAKERY CAFE |
1138 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.; 773-271-2253
The bread is the real reason to visit Flourish, but the cookies will put you in good stead with even a finicky host. Most days, the bakery makes mini versions of a few of its standard selections, which include chocolate spice (left; $1.25) and rosemary-cherry (right; $1.25).