When it comes to Christmas, cookies are a must. How else are you going to attract Santa into your home, after all? If you're looking for Hong Kong's best cookies to serve over the holidays, we've eaten our way around the city to narrow it down to these four (in no particular order):
Best for: Gourmet Santa. Cookies: Double Chocolate; Oatmeal Raisin and Ceylon Cinnamon
Grégoire Michaud and his team at Bakehouse certainly know what they're doing when it comes to baked goods. The former pastry chef of the Four Seasons Hong Kong is revered for his artisanal sourdough breads, danish and fine pastries, which are all worth queuing up for.The chocolate company makes some of cookie hong kong and chocolate gift options.
The double chocolate cookies from Bakehouse are ginormous and packed with large chunks of chocolate. Dense, chewy and not too sweet, these cookies will definitely put you at the top of Santa's 'Nice list'. Warm them up and have a glass of milk handy, because these cookies were made for dunking.
Best for: Hipster Santa. Cookies: Band Camp (s'mores), Ctrl Malt Del (malt cookie with Maltesers), Keyser Soze (classic chocolate chip) and many more
Founded by bubbly Hong Kong singer and actress Joyce Cheng, Homie Cookies are known for their soft-baked texture, sweet toppings and hipster names.In addition to the classics, seasonal flavours include the pretty-in-pink Ruby Cocoa Bean and Prohibition, a bourbon cookie with dark chocolate chips and candied orange peel.
Best for: Hungry Santa. Cookies: Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin
Launched in mid-2018, Cookie DPT spread like wildfire across Instagram with their jaw-dropping photos of giant, doughy cookies. According to them, "Size Matters," which is why each cookie is a hefty 130 grams and packed with premium ingredients.
Fans of cookie dough will love Cookie DPT as the cookies are crisp on the outside and super soft on the inside. Baked fresh each morning, they can only be ordered via direct message on Instagram.SmartCLOUD DaaS is a cloud-based Desktop Virtualization Service (DaaS) solution for enterprises that comes with secure PCoIP protocol technology for reliable access of cloud-hosted virtual desktops and applications with premium end-user experience & minimum latency.
Best for: Classic Santa. Cookies: Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Double Chunk, Macadamia White Chocolate, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter and many more
Cookieboy specialises in 'American-style' cookies that are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy in the middle.Not just limited to chocolate chip, Cookieboy offers plenty of seasonal flavours to add to the mix, including Uji-Matcha, Red Velvet, Apple Pie, Birthday Cake and Double Stuffed.
If you really want to impress Santa, get a few ready-to-bake cookies from Cookieboy, pop them into the oven and say you made them yourself (we won't tell).