One Girl Cookies
68 Dean St.
between Brooklyn Bridge Blvd./Smith St.
A charming and delicious bakery that specializes in cookies, especially traditional recipes like jam-filled butter cookies and whoopie pies. Before she started making cookies, the owner and founder, Dawn, got her design and merchandising training at Barneys, and in the best sense, it shows. Her husband, a pastry chef and baker, works with her in the business, adding to the charm of this really special bakery shop.
Perfect, tender butter cookies layed with mocha cream, chocolate or pumpkin spice whoopie pies with cream cheese filling, and nut-dusted butter cookies filled with apricot jam. The shop is kid-friendly and there are two small counters where you can have a coffee or tea along with your cookies, but remember to also take some home for later.
What to know:
The founder first got her reputation making cookies for weddings and corporate parties. There's a lovely series of family references throughout the bakery, with cookies named after relatives, and old photos decorating the shop's walls as well as the web site. Some of the cookies are also sold at Dean & Deluca.