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7 Popular Milk Bar Cookie Flavors to Try

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Milk Bar is one of the best cookie chains that has shaken up the dessert world since 2008.

Founded by James Beard award-winning pastry chef Christina Tosi, it had humble beginnings in NYC’s East Village and has since expanded to 12 locations across the U.S.

Milk Bar creates unorthodox cookies that combine flavors like cornflakes and marshmallows or butterscotch and potato chips into unique creations.

These cookies are far from ordinary, and each recipe comes from the heart. Tosi’s philosophy is that it’s important to “color outside the lines.”

If you don’t have a Milk Bar location near you, you’ll be happy to know that they also offer mail-order cookies, so you can order your favorite treats online and get them delivered.

If these sound enticing, read on as I’ll break down the seven delectable Milk Bar cookie flavors worth trying!

7. Gluten-Free Fruity Marshmallow Cookie

It’s rare to find a gluten-free treat that’s as chewy and delicious as the regular kind.

Milk Bar’s Gluten-Free Fruity Marshmallow Cookies are soft, chewy, and filled with marshmallows and fruity cereal.

The fruity cereal adds a bright pop of flavor and a crunch factor that melds with the gooey marshmallows.

It’s great to provide a gluten-free dessert on the menu, but it also can be difficult to deliver on flavor.

Milk Bar has proven that it can create a delicious cookie that rivals its gluten counterparts.

6. Corn Cookie

Corn in a cookie? Milk Bar’s Corn Cookie uses salted butter and a little sugar for the perfect corn-y cookie.

This cookie pays homage to Tosi’s family farm, her grandmother’s corn bake, morning cereal, and cornbread.

I would compare this cookie’s flavor profile to Jiffy cornbread. It’s slightly sweet while having that earthiness of cornmeal.

Many people love corn cookies like Crumbl’s cornbread cookie, so it’s no surprise that Milk Bar’s corn cookie gets some lovin’, too.

Milk Bar recommends using two of the cookies as the “bread” on a grilled cheese. This would definitely give a sweet and savory Monte Cristo vibe!

5. Blueberry & Cream Cookie

If you dream of the warm aroma of blueberries and sweet vanilla enveloping your kitchen while muffins bake, then Milk Bar has the cookie for you.

The Blueberry & Cream Cookie is a soft sugar cookie base with chewy dried blueberries and sweet mini white chocolate chips.

I love that they use dried blueberries because fresh fruit tends to get mushy and change the integrity of the cookie.

The tang from the blueberries combined with the creamy white chocolate creates the perfect sweet and fruity dessert.

This Milk Bar cookie resembles the best part of a muffin to me – the muffin top!

4. Chocolate Confetti Cookie

The Chocolate Confetti Cookie combines the nostalgic chocolate boxed cake flavor with chocolate chips and sprinkles.

It’s a fudgy cookie with notes of cocoa and vanilla that are complimented with rich chocolate chips and a crunch of sprinkles.

This cookie is not your typical brownie-like cookie. It has a more chocolate cake-like profile while still having a cookie texture.

Boxed chocolate cake mix is cocoa powder forward with an almost hot cocoa aroma, and the cookie delivers all those flavor notes.

Milk Bar’s chocolate confetti cookie has that decadent chocolate flavor without being too rich.

3. Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookie

Tosi is known for putting her love for cereal in many of her creations. Her version of the chocolate chip cookie was not exempt.

Milk Bar’s take on the chocolate chip cookie features gooey marshmallows and caramelized cornflakes.

The sweet cornflakes add a crispy element contrasted by the sticky marshmallows. The rich chocolate chips help cut the sweetness down.

This cookie reminds me of the Rice Krispies Treats. The sweet cereal and marshmallow are very reminiscent of this yummy treat.

This elevated chocolate chip cookie from Milk Bar is sure to tickle many of your tastebuds.

2. Confetti Cookie

Birthday cake flavor combines sweet vanilla, rich butter, and rainbow sprinkles to embody a nostalgic treat.

Milk Bar’s Confetti Cookie is full of fun rainbow sprinkles, making it aesthetically pleasing for photo opportunities.

I love that this fluffy sugar cookie is birthday cake-flavored rather than just plain vanilla. This adds an elevated element to the colorful treat.

I think this cookie would also be wonderful as an ice cream sandwich.

I can imagine the soft confetti cookie sandwiching creamy vanilla ice cream rolled in more sprinkles.

1. Compost Cookie

Sweet and salty is one of the ultimate flavor combinations, and Milk Bar’s Compost Cookie is the epitome of the kitchen sink cookie.

It has a deep vanilla base with chocolate chips, pretzels, coffee, oats, graham crackers, and butterscotch.

The ingredients and textures work wonderfully together to create a soft yet crunchy cookie.

I love the double salty component of the potato chips and pretzels to counteract the rich chocolate chips and sweet butterscotch. 

If you’re a caramel popcorn, chocolate-covered pretzel, and salted caramel person, the Compost Cookie will dance on your taste buds the same way!


Milk Bar cookies are created by the culinary mastermind Christina Tosi, who combines nostalgic flavors with her pastry chef techniques.

I highly recommend trying their Compost Cookie, which delectably combines sweet and salty flavors. Their Confetti Cookie is also one of my favorites.

Milk Bar stores are typically found in the northeast U.S., predominantly in New York and New Jersey. But don’t fret if you don’t live near a Milk Bar location because they also offer nationwide shipping.

Now that you are educated about Milk Bar cookies, it’s time to discover your new favorite flavor!

About the Author

Sara Brown is a professional pastry chef who attended Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts with a baking and pastry diploma. She specializes in recipe development and food writing. In her free time, she loves to read, hike, travel, and bake.

September 22, 2023