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How to Celebrate National Cookie Day in L.A.

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Feeling peckish? How does a cookie sound? In case you need to qualify your snacking choice of cookies, today has your back: It's National Cookie Day.

We love cookies around here. Sometimes, when the occasion merits, it's all about Chocolate Chip Cookies...and the best spots in L.A. to find them. Brand-name traditionalists may prefer to dunk or pull apart an Oreo (they've been on the market for 100 years). There are the shelves of colorful cookies at your favorite Italian bakery, or the buttery bites you bring home from Solvang by the bucketful. Venice-based Gluten Free Goddess makes cookies to fit your gluten-free lifestyle, and folks still line up for the cookies at Diddy Riese.

There's the issue of cookie "items" that we are curious about (but have yet to find here in the City of Angels) like this cookie coffee mug. (Fine, that doesn't help you get cookies today.)

If you're ready to hit up one of L.A.'s best bakeries or take out counters to get your cookie fix and need a little inspiration, check out the Huffington Post's 10 Best Cookies in L.A. list, Serious Eats' Los Angeles: 9 Sandwich Cookies We Love, or CBS2's Best Holiday Cookies that covers L.A. and the OC. Our very own Food Editor, Krista Simmons, recently curated a list of terrific L.A. cookies for For Your Art, too.

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Feel like getting in the kitchen and making some cookies of your own? We've gotten into the seasonal spirit of cookie baking here before. Try our recipes for Gingersnaps, Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lavender Lemon Cookies, Festive Sugar Cookies, The Peanut Butter Kiss, Snickerdoodles, Snowballs, Cocoa Cookies, Kolacky, or Spice Krispies.

So Chips Ahoy and pass the Pecan Sandies! Happy National Cookie Day!