Who doesn’t love cookies? They come in so many different shapes, sizes and flavors, and are the perfect sweet treat for any time of day. You can grab one on the go or have it as an after dinner dessert. Cookies also make great party favors for baby showers, wedding showers and birthdays. If you are looking for extraordinary cookies in Cleveland, here are some places that make the best ones around.
Rito’s Italian Bakery 
10551 Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, OH 44130
(440) 845-9414

The moment you walk through the doors of Rito’s Bakery in Parma, you can smell all of the delicious, fresh baked goods. This family-owned and operated business has been a part of the Cleveland food scene since 1964. The cookies are made from authentic Sicilian recipes that the bakery’s founder, Santo Rito, has used for almost 50 years. At Rito’s, you will find Kolachies, coconut macaroons, snowballs, Italian almond cookies, lemon cookies, sugar cookies and so much more. You can even order online so no matter where you are in the country, you can still have the delicious cookies from Rito’s.

A Cookie And A Cupcake
2681 West 14th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 344-9433

This Tremont-based pastry shop is the place to go if you are looking for custom designed cookies. The owners have been working together since 2003, and in 2008 they decided to open up their own bakery. The ladies at A Cookie and a Cupcake make amazing homemade sweets and are always striving to give their customers exactly what they want. A Cookie and a Cupcake even offers vegan and gluten-free options. Even if you aren’t looking for a custom designed cookie, still stop in to grab yourself a yummy classic cookie or sugar cookie.

Presti’s Bakery 
12101 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 421-3060

Located on Mayfield Road in Little Italy, Presti’s Bakery sells cookies individually, by the pound or by the tray. In May of 2014, Vice President Joe Biden made a stop at Presti’s for some baked goodies. If you are looking for a large selection, Presti’s is where you will want to go. This bakery has a wide array of cookies to choose from including Thumbprints, Pignolis, Butter Balls and chocolate chip. During the Christmas season, even more speciality cookies are added to the menu.

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Sugar Me Desserterie 
49 West Orange St., Suite 5
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
(440) 247-7228

When making cookies, Sugar Me Desserterie uses the finest natural ingredients around and will also use local ingredients when available. The scrumptious collection of cookies at Sugar Me will make your taste buds happy. Some cookies that you will find here include sugar lime cookies, oatmeal trail mix cookies, ginger cookies and Mexican wedding cookies. If you are in the market for custom cookies for a wedding, shower, birthday or other special event, Sugar Me Desserterie will create just what you are looking for.

Better Bit Of Butter Cookies 
4261 Mayfield Road
South Euclid, OH 44121
(216) 291-4966

Cookies created by Christine Zadnik-Mehling, owner of Better Bit of Butter Cookies, taste like a bit of heaven while looking like a piece of art. Each of the cookies is made from scratch with all-natural butter and local, cage-free eggs. They also contain no preservatives and zero trans fats. Better Bit of Butter Cookies will make custom designed cookies for any occasion, large or small. You can meet with the owner to create a unique design or choose from a pre-exsisting design.

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Amanda Keeler is a freelance writer from Cleveland, Ohio. She has a B.A. from The Ohio State University in Journalism. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.