Food Face Off: Milk Bar versus Buttercream Bakeshop

Cookies at Butter Cream Bakeshop

As I’ve mentioned time after time, DC is a foodie paradise. There are so many good eats here that one could go an entire year without eating the same deliciousness twice if they wanted to. The options presented to us by the culinary creatives here can seem overwhelming at times, but that’s why I’m here, to make your life easier by eating everything and telling you all about it.

Recently, I decided to try and find the best cookie in the city. My first stop was Milk Bar. I had been anticipating the coming of Milk Bar to DC for quite some time.   It’s popular in New York and I had heard that their cookies were to die for. Needless to say, when I saw one was coming to town I was estatic.

Cookie time at Milk Bar City Center

Having a life long weakness for sprinkles, I went straight for the Confetti Cookie. It was super good. It was sweet but not overwhelming so. The flavor actually reminded me of licking the bowl after making a white cake, one of my favorite pastimes. The sprinkles gave it just the right amount of candy crunch, just as sprinkles always do. The flavor was definitely amazing and I can certainly see why everyone raved about it. However, there was one negative. I found the cookie to be a bit dry. Maybe that dryness is intentionally done to force milk consumption. That would make sense since the name is Milk Bar. However, milk and I don’t get along very well and I’d rather not have my cookie making me overly thirsty for it.

Since I had already planned my day around checking out Milk Bar, I decided to see if there were any other good bakeries near by that had cookies. It’s DC, so of ourse there were several. I chose to go to Buttercream Bakeshop, admittedly because I loved the color pallete of their signage. It was a soft teal and cream that reminded me of a tea party. Don’t ask me why, it just did.

Now that I was at Buttercream, I figured I’d stick with my sprinkles theme. My general belief is that if it has sprinkles it had to be good. With that in mind, I decided to try the Funfetti Cookie  Cream Pie. OMG…this concoction of vanilla cream sandwiched between two buttery sprinkled cookies was so good I could barely contain my joy. It was sweet, airy, buttery, crunchy from the sprinkles, and gooey from the cream. It was a smogasbord of tastes and sensations! The party in my mouth had me smiling from ear to ear.

Funfetti Cookie Cream Pie at Buttercream Bakeshop

It might not be fair to compare a regular cookie to a cream filled cookie sandwich, but hey life’s not fair, and thems the breaks. Buttercream brought me to the heights of sugar heaven and for that I declare them the winner, hands down.

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