Earlier this year, we published a piece on the best packaged cookies on Maui. Packaged cookies are popular on Maui and all of Hawaii because they travel well and keep for longer than a day. But sometimes we just want one, fresh-baked cookie. Well, lucky for us, and you, Maui has plenty of bakeries that sell fresh cookies. Here is our list of favorite bakery cookies on Maui.
- Hula Cookies and Ice Cream (Ma’alea)
Located in the shops at Ma’alea, next to the Maui Ocean Center, Hula Cookies and Ice Cream doubles up on the good eats with fresh baked cookies and ice cream. Why just eat a cookie or an ice cream cone when you custom make an ice cream sandwich, choosing your favorite cookies and ice cream flavors? (Hula Cookies and Ice Cream)
- Sugar Beach Bake Shop (Kihei)
Known for the fresh malasadas, Sugar Beach Bake Shop also offers up fresh cookies and delicious macarons in an assortment flavors. We think these are, hands down, the best macarons on Maui. The texture is perfect. The first time we tried them we were immediately sent back to Paris. Their classic chocolate chip cookies are also excellent. (Sugar Beach Bake Shop)
- BanyanTreats (Lahaina)
If you’re stepping off one of our Whale Watchor Snorkel tours, across the street from the wharf you’ll find BanyanTreats. BanyanTreats features eight different types of fresh baked cookies, locally made Roselani ice cream and over 30 different shave ice flavors. Our favorite for the keiki (kids) is the cute combo of smiling ice cream with a cookie “hat.” You’ll get that reference if you check out the website link below. Conveniently located on Front Street in Lahaina, BanyanTreats is a wonderful place to relax and take a break from strolling in that wonderful Maui sun. (BanyanTreats)
- Maui Bread Company (Kihei)
New to the bakery scene, Maui Bread Company opened its Dolphin Plaza Kihei doors in 2017. It serves fresh baked bread (duh), brownies, pastries, cookies and more, including a large selection of gluten-free products. As for the cookies, we can never resist the peanut butter and bacon cookies. They are large, fat cookies with just the right blend of sweet and savory. (Maui Bread Company)
- Zippy’s (Kahului)
Inside of Zippy’s resides Napoleon’s, a counter bakery that offers a full menu of sugary baked goods. From cakes to donuts to fantastic turnovers and everything in between, Zippy’s is a great place to pick up sweets on your way to your hotel or condo from the airport. As for the cookies, we highly recommend the Melting Moments shortbread cookies, a Hawaiian take on Russian Tea cookies. (Zippy’s)
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