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A TCU student reaches for a Celsius from a vending machine- a refreshing boost amidst a hectic day of lectures and exams. (Kelsey Finley/Staff Writer)
The caffeine buzz is a college student's drug
By Kelsey Finley, Staff Writer
Published Apr 18, 2024
College students seem to have a reliance on caffeine to get them through lectures and late night study sessions, but there are healthier alternatives to power through the day.

The top five cookies in Fort Worth

Torchys Tacos little nookies make the list of top five cookies in Fort Worth.
Torchy’s Tacos’ “little nookies” make the list of top five cookies in Fort Worth.

For sugar lovers and cookie fanatics alike, here is the ultimate guide to Fort Worth’s yummiest and most memorable cookies:

Zoes CookiesZoe’s Kitchen:

Who knew a Mediterranean restaurant could pull off a delectable chocolate chunk cookie? Baked to perfection, the large cookie has dark chocolate and milk chocolate chunks with tasty brown sugar infused in the dough. They are so good that the chef said they have to bake them twice a day to meet the demand. But be careful before that first bite; these scrumptious treats are a whopping 600 calories each. Maybe they’re best to share with a friend…

Torchy'sTorchy’s Tacos:

Torchy’s Tacos famous “little nookies” certainly live up to the restaurant’s motto, “damn good.” These deep fried chocolate chip cookies have customers begging for more. Their crunchy outside followed by undercooked chocolate indulgence assures their freshness. The three small fried dough balls are perfectly topped with powdered sugar and cherries. Nookies are certainly not what Grandma had in mind, but with one bite, there is no turning back.

JRae'sJ.Rae’s Bakery
A local celebrity, this little bakery located on Foch Street offers a wide range of personalized treats. Cupcakes, cheesecakes and intricately designed sugar cookies make loyal customers willing to pay the expensive price tag. Customers can choose whatever shape and colors they want for their cookies, making them perfect to cater at any event. The thick, soft, melt-in-your-mouth cookies are certainly a memorable treat.

11888073_10153036085491778_7597754245718552044_nSweet Sammies

This family-owned sweet shop is a fan favorite. With 13 different kinds of cookies that can be creatively paired with a wide range of ice cream flavors, it’s no wonder the line is always out the door. The cookies can be heated up, served as an ice cream sandwich or paired with a big glass of ice-cold milk. The energetic staff is happy to help you create the perfect cookie combination. The cookies stem from the family’s grandparent’s recipe and are always perfectly soft and fresh. Conveniently located near the popular restaurant area on West 7th Street, Sweet Sammies is the perfect way to wrap up a meal for an extremely low price.

McKinely'sMcKinley’s Fine Bakery and Cafe

Another local favorite, McKinley’s offers a wide range of desserts, from cakes and pies to an assortment of cookies. The top selling cookies are the heath bar crunch cookie and pecan chocolate chip cookie. The small size of the cookies allow customers to try more than one flavor. Make sure to get there early or else all the favorites will sell out.  The family friendly cafe provides an arrangement of flavors to cater to all taste buds, so stop by often as the options are always changing.  And if the weather’s clear, head for the spacious outdoor patio.

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