There are so many ways to bake a cookie. From fresh topping choices to new takes on classic favourites, Vancouver’s bakeries and cafes are serving up a concoction of unusual but undeniably delicious cookies.
Here’s a selection of inventive and unique cookies available for pickup and delivery in the city, brought to you by CBC’s The Great Canadian Baking Show (airing Sundays at 8 p.m. on CBC and CBC Gem).
Handcrafted in Vancouver, Moki infuses classic Asian dessert flavours into subtly sweet, creamy, and squishy mochi cookies.
A take on the traditional Japanese rice cakes, their mochi fillings include Taiwanese Milk Tea, Japanese Matcha, Filipino Ube, and black sesame seeds.
List of Vancouver locations on tacofino.com
The Diablo Cookie from West Coast-inspired taco joint Tacofino is one devilishly delicious dessert.
Full of rich chocolate flavour, it’s the added ginger and cayenne that gives this sugary sweet cookie a kick of chili spiciness.
Photo: Aperture Coffee Bar.
APERTURE COFFEE BAR
4124 Main Street and 243 W Broadway, Vancouver.
Aperture’s Tree Hugger cookie is a true contender for a signature Vancouver cookie if we ever had to nominate one.
Packed with pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, dates, chia, and a touch of coconut, this cookie is equal parts nutritious and tasty!
Photo: YVR Cookie.
For a big bite of the original jumbo gourmet cookie in Vancouver, head to YVR Cookie.
They’ve blended some of your favourite Hershey’s chocolate ingredients — from Reese's peanut butter cups to Kit Kat bars — into their signature cookie dough to create cookies that are massive in size and chocolate-y flavour.
Formed by brother and sister baking duo Andy and Jessica Nguyen of Vancouver, BAK’D serves up a selection of unique combinations as well as their creative take on classic cookies.
One of their most popular creations, The Earl Grey Honey cookie, infuses Twinning’s Earl Grey into the cookie dough with white chocolate chips. A drizzle of honey vanilla glaze is added on top for the perfect finishing touch.
Take a cookie from your local bakers and be inspired by “Cookie Week” on Season 4 of The Great Canadian Baking Show, airing Sundays at 8 p.m. PST on CBC and CBC Gem.
Hosted by Alan Shane Lewis and Ann Pornel, The Great Canadian Baking Show features ten of the best amateur bakers from across the country. Watch as they bake their way through a series of themed culinary challenges to compete for the title.