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Keep your cookie jar well-stocked this holiday season in advance of Santa’s arrival with inventive and comforting selections from these seven establishments.

By Jacob Threadgill with provided and Gazette / file photos

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Nashbird
1 NW Ninth St.
nashbirdchicken.com | 405-600-9718

Nashbird has certainly found success since opening in Automobile Alley, as locations in Edmond and Norman will be open shortly. Nashville-inspired hot chicken isn’t the only thing powering its success. It’s also a go-to spot for one of the best chocolate chip cookies in the city. Huge chucks of chocolate make the cookies extra moist and are the perfect way to end a meal.

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The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen
1004 N. Hudson Ave., Suite 106
thehallskitchen.com | 405-600-1991

The same oven that cooks The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen’s pizzas at impossibly high temperatures is used earlier in the day as it is getting up to temperature to cook its array of cookies that have something everyone can eat. Flavors include a salted caramel chocolate chip cookie, brown sugar snickerdoodle, lemon drop sugar and M&M’s in addition to gluten-friendly and vegan chocolate chip options.

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Café 7 Pastaria and Delicatessen
14101 N. May Ave., Suite 117
cafe7okc.com | 405-748-3354

While you might think Café 7 is synonymous with great pasta, pizzas, salads and sandwiches, it’s also wise to leave room for dessert when visiting either the N. May Avenue or downtown location. Café 7’s huge and soft chocolate chip cookies are the perfect end to a meal and are easily portable. They get a miniature Hershey’s bar in the middle of each cookie for maximum chocolate.

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Cities Ice Cream
23 W. First St., Suite 100, Edmond
405-254-6676

While you might be familiar with Capitals Ice Cream in Midtown, its new store in Edmond is the first step in an ambitious expansion for the future. Cities has the same fruit- and dessert-filled ice cream, but it adds in-house-baked cookies — like salted chocolate chip, peanut butter with mocha chocolate and Reese’s crumbles and chocolate caramel with white chocolate icing, caramel and Rolo’s pieces — to the mix.

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1 Smart Cookie
12100 N. Rockwell Ave., Suite 7
1smartcookie.com | 405-721-5959

Whether you want ornately decorated sugar cookies or interesting, delectable treats, there is no better option with which to stock Santa’s cookie jar than 1 Smart Cookie. You can get a steady stream of cookies coming your way the entire holiday season with the offerings at 1 Smart Cookie that total 15 year-round flavors and get fancy at this time of year with selections like peppermint chocolate.

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La Confection
213 SW 25th St., Suite A
laconfectionokc.com | 405-212-2727

The great thing about this Capitol Hill neighborhood boutique bakery is that you never know what is going to be on the menu until you walk in the store or check social media. You can find everything from toasted marshmallow macarons to cherry pistachio cookies. Last year, it offered six chocolate chip cookies with a ceramic plate and milk bottle for Santa for $15.

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Sunshine Baking Company
7705 S. Walker Ave.
sunshinebakingco.com | 405-673-7775

The new bakery on the south side of Oklahoma City comes from the creative mind of Savannah Tillman, whose treats you’ve enjoyed for years when she was the head baker at Pie Junkie. Sunshine Baking goes beyond pie with signature savory and sweet-stuffed croissants and ooey-gooey cookies. Its signature cookie very well might be the peanut butter cup that has a thumbprint of salted caramel.

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