Five Ways to Celebrate Cookies in KC

October is National Cookie Month. Treat your kids to a delicious cookie treat at one of these local eateries:

Classic Made-from-Scratch Cookies

McLain’s: 201 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO, 816.523.9911,

A Kansas City classic since 1945, McLain’s is a beloved neighborhood bakery with a loyal following. Most famous for its chocolate cup cookies, the bakery also wins hearts with other classic cookies, including chocolate chip, peanut butter, peanut butter + chocolate chip, Mountain Munch, double chocolate, snickerdoodle, sugar, sugar sprinkle, sugar w/ M&Ms, oatmeal raisin, red velvet, ice box and iced sugar cookies.

Warm-from-the-Oven Cookies

Insomnia Cookies: Two locations - 54 E. 14th St. & 505 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO, 877.632.6654,

For those midnight sweet tooth cravings, Insomnia Cookies promises warm, fresh-baked cookies as late as 3:00 a.m. (they are open all day and into the wee hours of the morning)! They sell all the classics, as well as several specialty cookies. The melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness makes this a fun dessert shop to try for a late-night snack or afternoon treat after an outing in Downtown or Midtown KC.

Cookie Monster Ice Cream

Westport Ice Cream & Bakery: 4120 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 14, Kansas City, MO, 816.214.8887,

Everyone’s lovable Cookie Monster is the inspiration behind Westport Ice Cream & Bakery’s most popular ice cream flavor. The bright blue ice cream with cookie crumble mix-ins is a crowd favorite. Cookie fans also will love the made-from-scratch “better than grandma bakes” homemade cookies, a perfect ice cream complement or tasty treat on their own.

Edible Cookie Dough

KC Cookie Dough Madness: 9928 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO,

Why ruin a perfectly good cookie by baking it? All children ask this question as they lick the cookie bowl clean. If you prefer the dough to the real deal, you’ve got to give KC Cookie Dough Madness a try. Serving classics like chocolate chip, peanut butter and sugar cookie dough, as well as their own unique creations, this shop dishes up scoops of cookie dough to delighted customers.

Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Betty Rae’s Ice Cream: 7140 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO,

Partnering with Joe’s Kansas City this summer to create an out-of-this-world signature Kansas City barbecue ice cream flavor, Betty Rae’s, one of the newer restaurants in the city, has established a reputation for creativity and deliciousness. In addition to their ice cream treats, they serve fantastic cookie ice cream sandwiches. With fresh-baked chocolate chip, double chocolate, green tea cookies, oatmeal cookies and other delicious flavors sandwiching Betty Rea’s homemade ice creams, this shop serves the best made-from-scratch cookie ice cream sandwiches in town!

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