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Sampling SLC: cookies

I don’t know if it’s the looming New Year’s Resolution season or not, but I recently decided to stop eating cake. Don’t get me wrong, there are several varieties that I’ll probably still break down and eat (carrot cake of course, or anything made by Jennifer Hill at, but for the most part there just isn’t enough bang for my flavor buck for the calorie trade-off in cake. Cupcakes don’t fool me either. I feel decidedly different about cookies.

In case you haven’t noticed, Salt Lake has had an explosion of really great bakeries recently, and lucky me, some of them are creating cookie heaven. In this installment of Sampling SLC I’m going to show you pictures of a variety of cookies from different bakeries since I didn’t think showing you 10 pictures of oatmeal cookies made much sense (besides you might not like raisins), and I’ll tell you a little bit about the cookies themselves.

Smart Cookie
7710 S Union Park Avenue, Midvale, UT 84047
(801) 561-1840


Smart Cookie has a big variety of cookies. Here I’ve got (starting from the top) a snickerdoodle, gingersnap, chocolate mint, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, triple chocolate chip, double chocolate fudge, and semi-sweet chocolate chip. In the center is just a sample of their amazing sugar cookies – this one is cinnamon.

Smart Cookies, despite their name, aren’t healthier cookies. Nope. These big as your hand treats are very sweet, very buttery, and the chocolate they use is top notch. The oatmeal raisin was delicious with my morning coffee. I got 8 regular cookies for $5.50 and the iced cookie was $2.00.

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