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Fresh out the oven cookies in Tempe, Arizona

So you’re looking for the best cookies in Tempe? Excellent, we’ve got you covered!

We won’t name names, but someone on our team eats cookies weekly, if not daily. No judgment from us, of course. We’re all family. We love our cookies hot and freshly baked (daily), and these local Tempe bakeries are sharing the wealth with residents and visitors alike.

Daily Jam

310 S. Mill Ave. #A101, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-9288 

Two words for you: BIG COOKIES! We’re not mad about it at all. These large-and-in-charge cookies are delicious and perfect for pairing with one of their hot lattes from the espresso bar. They’re also the ideal post-meal treat! Whether you’re dining in with excellent counter service or taking your grub to go, be sure to add one of these giant cookies to your order.

Insomnia Cookies

116 E. University Dr., Ste. 104, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 795-3693 

Need a quick and yummy cookie fix? Insomnia is perfect for that. Order a single cookie, half a dozen or enough to cater to an entire houseful. You can even have it delivered hot and fresh to your door! Insomnia also offers cold milk and ice cream pairings for their delicious cookies. No matter what kind of special occasion you have coming up, Insomnia has cookie cakes to add to the celebration, too.

Daily Jam Peanut Butter Cookie
Daily Jam Peanut Butter Cookie

Tracy Dempsey Originals

1325 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 775-4693 

What’s tucked away and full of delicious treats and wine? Tracy Dempsey Originals, of course! Chef Tracy Dempsey’s Tempe bakery has quickly become a local favorite with a spectacular selection of homemade goodies, snacks and cookies. Here you’ll find an ever-evolving variety of cookies, brownies, tarts, small sharing cakes and more yummy items ready for pick up at the counter. They also have a terrific selection of perfect wines to take to your next holiday party.

Tracy Dempsey cookie
Tracy Dempsey Originals


699 S. Mill Ave. #117, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 409-4591

Know for their famous ice cream sandwiches, Slickables is either already on your radar or you’ve been missing out — so let’s fix that! The assignment from your ice cream sandwich builder is to pick out two cookies and your choice of ice cream scoop. Pro tip: For the best ice-cream-to-cookie ratio, order your ice cream sandwich deconstructed — aka your ice cream scoop with two cookies on the side. You can also buy just the cookies (including day-young cookies for a bargain). They make delicious, portable treats to hide in your bag on your way to class or work.

Slickables Ice Cream Sandwich

Chunk Cookies

1415 E. University Dr. #A104, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 590-2271 

At Chunk, they sell cookie awesomeness in 4-packs. How many are too many?! Quoting Cady Heron, “the limit does not exist.” Most importantly, they deliver. This is the best news for those students living on the ASU Tempe Campus or if you need that afternoon pick-me-up at the office.

Chunk Cookies Tempe
Chunk Cookies

Dirty Dough

1537 W. Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (623) 404-6471

These freshly baked cookies are not only large, but heavy! Grab them hot-and-ready at their brick-and-mortar location, or have them delivered to your Tempe zip code. They also now offer shipping nationwide. We recommend a “Dirty Dozen,” which is two of each of their “fan favorites,” PLUS one of each of their monthly cookie flavors.

Dirty Dough Tempe
Dirty Dough

Crumbl Cookies at The Watermark

430 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite A112, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 726-4553

Grab an iconic pink box of cookies from Crumbl! These decadent cookies are calling to us and are a must-try! Offering walk-up and delivery, don’t mind if we enjoy our cookie with a lakeside view watching the sunset at Tempe Town Lake. Here you can count on enjoying new flavors weekly, because that’s how often their delicious offerings rotate.

Photo credit/permission @chelseamcdonnell via @hellotempe

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