Best of Met – The Cookie

The Cookie

Oooey, gooey, crunchy, and sweet, it’s the cookie of your dreams. Seattle’s legendary chocolate chip cookie was inspired by our Metropolitan Market founder, and perfected by our own Bakery Specialist. Baked fresh all-day long to guarantee the perfect balance of crispy exterior and melt-in-your-mouth goodness, they are packed with both semisweet and bittersweet Callebaut Belgian-style chocolate and crunchy, toasted walnuts.

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“Who would’ve guessed that the best cookie in Seattle can be found inside a supermarket? …every bite is sweet, gooey, warm and chocolatey.”
—Kevin E., Yelp Review

The Cookie’s story begins in New York, when our founder discovered a near-perfect chocolate chip confection. He knew we had to build one of our own, even better than the one he found.

Packed with two types of premium Belgian-style chocolate, toasted walnuts, real butter, and finished with a sprinkle of fine French sea salt.

About 1,500 cookies are baked each day in our stores. In just under 5 days, that represents enough of The Cookie so that, when stacked, they would stand as tall as the Space Needle.

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“It took three years and near-sinister gobs of chocolate, but Metropolitan Market has perfected and rolled out its claim to confection fame: The Cookie. What other name could fit such an exemplary treat?”


2018 Best Cookies

 ”Baked fresh throughout the day, this cookie, which took almost three years of research to perfect, is served warm and worthy of becoming lunch rather than an afternoon treat.”


…cookies you need in your life

“The chocolate’s molten thickness isn’t for the prim and proper, but it is guaranteed to leave you licking one chocolate-coated finger at a time.”



Seattle loves The Cookie! We’d love to see where and when you like to eat this delectable treat. Use #bestofmet to share your own cookie adventures.

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Sweet Dreams

Just imagine: Sliding a still-warm cookie out of a bag emblazoned  with the phrase “get serious about chocolate”; the generously-sized, perfectly-textured treat revealing a beautiful mosaic of chocolate chips and toasted walnuts when split in half, the act of doing so producing a satisfying crunch and snap. Before you know it, there’s chocolate on your fingers and you’ve made it to the checkout counter with only half of your treasure still intact. 

Meltingly-smooth with both semisweet and bittersweet chocolate, yet crisp and airy with pockets of real butter, this is Metropolitan Market’s The Cookie.

It all started when our founder Terry Halverson walked down a particular Manhattan street one day about five years ago. The chocolate- and butter-rich aroma of cookies fresh from the oven wafted into the street, past a line of customers progressing toward its source. After tasting that cookie, Halverson decided that Metropolitan Market would sell a cookie of its own, one as good—no, even better—than the one he had that day.

Inspiration may have come quickly, but perfecting The Cookie was not to be rushed: Bakery Specialist Tristan Ambrose stepped up to the challenge of developing the recipe, and after countless test batches, she found the secret—more chocolate. Nearly half of the total cookie weight is in chocolate, as the final recipe boasts not just one, but two different types of Callebaut Belgian-style chocolate in the mix. Toasted walnuts add complementary flavor and texture, as does the sprinkle of fine French sea salt that’s flourished on top before baking.

Having achieved near-legendary status in a matter of years, The Cookie is baked in all our stores continually throughout the day—and it’s warm and waiting for you right now.

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