The Best Milk And Cookies In NYC

Another day, another light wintry mix. It seems that Mother Nature's been nursing a serious Four Loko habit judging by our inadequacy to walk out the door with a weather ensemble that doesn't have us saying "FML." So, can you blame us for turning to something we know will stay consistent? The concept is so pure and simple, and yet, on a freezing cold afternoon in February, this timeless combo is the only thing that really hits the sweet spot. We're talking about milk and cookies, duh—with some warm chocolate goodness and a cold glass of milk, our playing-in-the-sandbox memories come flooding in, and all of a sudden, we just feel so darn warm and cozy! To feed your insatiable sweet tooth and to soften up that icy cold city heart, we've scoured NYC for the best places (and an at-home recipe!) to score the tastiest milk and cookies available this side of the black market, from the tried-and-true classic to a minty number prime for spring. Somewhere, the Keebler Elves are jealous.
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The D.I.Y.

We have a total cooking crush on Deb from the quirky culinary blog Smitten Kitchen. Need to let your inner lil' miss Susie Homemaker out? Baking any of SK’s cookie recipes will make you feel like the Julie or Julia you always wanted to be. Her ice cream sandwich cookies will impress Martha Stewart, trust.
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The Cookie Monster

Cafeteria, Chelsea’s staple for hip comfort food, has its very own deep fried spin on our favorite snack. The Deep Fried Oreos with espresso ice cream and a shot of coffee milk are best shared. Just one soft warm Oreo in a crispy fried shell is enough to put us in a sleeping- beauty like food coma, but hey, we could all use the rest!

Cafeteria, 119 Seventh Avenue (near 17th Street); 212-414-1717.
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The Classic

If you haven’t already tried one of Levain Bakery’s OG cookies, you are either a total nube, or worse, it’s possible that you reject the idea of heaven as a small round disc of baked dough and chocolate chips (let’s hope it’s the former). The impossibly perfect combo of Levain’s Chocolate Chip Walnut with a large glass of milk makes for a dose of nostalgia that will bring you right back to after school snacks with mom in the kitchen.
Levain Bakery, 167 West 74th Street # A (Near Amsterdam Avenue); 212-874-6080.
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Organic Avenue

If you like cookies and you like organic, Brooklyn's One Girl Cookies will hit your sweet spot hard. We suggest their handmade mm-mm-good chocolate chip offerings paired with some Battenkill Valley Creamery locally sourced milk. The cute-as-a-button cafe adds to the flavor.
One Girl Cookies, 68 Dean Street (Near Smith Street); Brooklyn; 212-675-4996.
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The Late Night

Satisfy your midnight munchies and get your fresh baked fix from Insomnia Cookies. They deliver with a pint of milk anytime, day or night. Perfect for after hours hunger pangs brought on some after-midnight activities, or for those of us who are just too godd*m lazy to go outside before summer.
Insomnia Cookies, 50 West 8th Street (Between 5th and 6th avenues); 212-228-2373.
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Patience Grasshopper

The snowpocalypse seems to be over and spring is right around the corner, a fact we’re all pretty amped about. As a reward for your patience through the cluster eff that was this winter, ladies and gentlemen, I offer you “The Grasshopper”. This oh- so- refreshing sugary springtime snack, made by Milk & Cookies Bakery in the West Village features Fresh Mint Ice Cream between two Chocolate Mint Cookies accompanied by a tall glass of organic milk. You deserve this. #&%! it, we all do.
Milk & Cookies Bakery, 19 Commerce Street (between Bleecker and Bedford streets); 212-243-1640.
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The Breakfast Alternative

David Chang’s Momofuku Milk Bar is packed in the evenings, so why not skip your Cheerios and have the Cornflake-Marshmallow-Chocolate Chip Cookie with cereal- flavored- milk for brunch? If you’re torn between sweet and savory in the morning, they’ve got some salty snacks like pork buns and potato gratin to satisfy all your cravings.
Momofuku Milk Bar, 207 2nd Avenue (near East 13th Street); 212-777-7773.