Tate's Bake Shop Cookies

Tate's Bake Shop Cookie & Bar Gift Tower

by Celia Sin-Tien Cheng
September 11, 2008

This month’s winners are A.L. and Tania. Congratulations!

Below is the original Baking Friday.


Scroll down to enter a comment. Make sure to click on “submit” after the preview appears on screen. Send in your answer by midnight today and you will automatically be entered into the drawing to win a Tate’s Bake Shop Cookie and Bar Gift Tower. Winners will be contacted via email to arrange for prize delivery. Prizes will be mailed, so this Baking Friday is open to participants residing within the continental U.S.

Tate’s Bake Shop founder and baker, Kathleen King, started baking cookies when she was eleven, and she’s never stopped. By high school, she was already perfecting her signature thin, crisp, buttery and caramel tasting chocolate chip cookies. And at 20, she opened her first bakery. Since then Tate’s has developed multiple lines of baked goods, including chewy varieties, as well as cakes, bars, muffins, pies, scones and breads.

I see Tate’s not only in gourmet groceries but also in many of the bodegas and delis in the City, and I can never resist picking up a bag of cookies. For snack, afternoon tea or picnic, Tate’s is always a hit.

This week’s Baking Friday prize is the cookie and bar gift tower that includes three boxes of chocolate chip, white chocolate chip macadamia nut and oatmeal raisin cookies, plus two each of the fudgy brownies, smooth chocolate chip and walnut blondies and crunchy raspberry bars!

Tate's Bake Shop Cookies and Bars Towers

Tate’s Bake Shop is located in Southampton, New York, so if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by for some treats!

Fortunately, Tate’s goodies are sold throughout the U.S. and can also be mail ordered via their website.

Thank you, Tate’s Bake Shop, for this week’s Baking Friday contribution!


Comments (41)


Sep 12, 07:31 AM

A little French bakery on Bleeker between 6th and 7th avenues.


Sep 12, 07:34 AM

depends on the kind . . .
plain: patisserie claude
pretzel: city bakery
almond: la bergamote

okay, so now i am craving a croissant. . .


Sep 12, 07:36 AM



Sep 12, 07:39 AM

City Bakery and the Bakery at Bouley

Laurie D

Sep 12, 07:49 AM

La Bergamote is yum.


Sep 12, 07:52 AM

La Bergamote!


Sep 12, 07:55 AM

Patisserie Claude. Great chocolate croissants.


Sep 12, 07:56 AM

Payard Patisserie (Lexington/ 74th)


Sep 12, 08:04 AM

I like the almond ones at La Bergamote and an Italian cafe on 18th around Broadway whose name escapes me at the moment. The ones at Silver Moon Bakery are good, but a bit hit and miss. Most of all I love the croissants at the bakeries in Japan, where I used to live.


Sep 12, 08:28 AM

It’s unfair that pretzel croissants at City Bakery exist every day yet I can’t have one every day.


Sep 12, 08:32 AM

City Bakery’s pretzel croissant is unique and excellent.

La Bergamote, Claude and Payard are all good.

But the croissants at La Madeleine on 23rd (between 6th and 7th) are hands down the best in town. The plain are flaky and light, and the ham and cheese is surprisingly tasty. I find the almond a bit too intense and the chocolate in the pain au chocolat too firm and too much of it. The plain and pain au chocolate also come in “mini” size, which is closer to the size you find in France. The baker is French, and used to have The French Oven in the Chelsea Market.


Sep 12, 08:34 AM

Payard Patisserie and Bistro (Lex bet 73rd & 74th). Yum, yum and yum!


Sep 12, 08:38 AM

city bakery pretzel croissant wins my vote since goupil & decarlo closed in the chelsea market


Sep 12, 08:51 AM

Chocolate croissants at Thé Adoré on 13th Street. Mmmm!


Sep 12, 08:53 AM

Balthazar, of course.


Sep 12, 08:54 AM

I actually do not like croissants, but that grey dog place on university has really good muffins!


Sep 12, 09:02 AM

almond croissant at Almondine in DUMBO


Sep 12, 09:03 AM

Bouchon Bakery makes the absolute best (their raspberry almond croissants are out of this world), followed by Payard and Le Madeleine. And the pretzel croissants at City Bakery are scrumptious, but in a class of their own!


Sep 12, 09:04 AM

Claude’s with out a doubt-closest thing to being in Paris


Sep 12, 09:12 AM

La Bergamote.


Sep 12, 09:22 AM

Ceci Cela!
I especially like to enjoy them while sitting at my new local cafe Lula Bean in Williamsburg.


Sep 12, 10:10 AM

tompkins bakery. yum.
get some coffee and sit in the park,
and watch all the local loonies.

Katy Conway

Sep 12, 10:21 AM

Payard, in my experience. But now I’m happy to know of others thanks to these posts.


Sep 12, 10:25 AM

Still partial to Dunkin’ Donuts.

susan barricelli

Sep 12, 10:35 AM

marquet makes the BEST croissants!


Sep 12, 10:44 AM

silver moon bakery in the upper westside makes a great croissant. plus, they are super nice there! i would highly recommend that place!

Patricia Childers

Sep 12, 10:59 AM

Patisserie Claude on Bleeker St.
I spent nearly three days a week of my pregnancy at Claude’s

The Dude

Sep 12, 11:33 AM

If anyone can recommend an elusive good oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, let me know. I mean, what’s the deal with the raisins? You’re eating a cookie; why split hairs and fake it with the raisins?


Sep 12, 11:52 AM

Almondine in DUMBO is fantastic!

Noah Miller

Sep 12, 11:57 AM

I can’t believe no one has mentioned the Petrossian bakery. Like eating crispy butter.

Juniper Berolzheimer

Sep 12, 12:15 PM

Sweet Melissa’s on Court Street in Carroll Gardens makes an insane treat: chocolate almond croissants. As if one weren’t enough…I’m making myself a little crazy just thinking about it, all the way over here in Seattle.


Sep 12, 12:16 PM

Madeleine Patisserie

I love me some Tate’s

lauren monchik

Sep 12, 02:37 PM

patisserie claude on 4th street— amazing!! and claude’s cakes are also perfect.

oxo, lj


Sep 12, 02:47 PM

My vote goes to City bakery (Mais oui!) for the pretzel croissant and Balthazar for the plain or almond.

mary kate

Sep 12, 02:53 PM

Balthazar is my number one…but a close second and in my hood is Payard.


Sep 12, 05:09 PM

Blue Sky Bakery on 5th Ave & Bergen in Brooklyn, USA.

Juliette Moir

Sep 12, 10:17 PM

Does Brooklyn qualify as the city? If so, I would have to vote for the fabulous ones at Patisserie Colson on 9th St using recipes from the original in Mons, Belgium.


Sep 13, 01:14 PM

payard’s croissants aux amandes!!!


Sep 19, 09:01 AM

thé adoré on 13th street, bien sur!


Oct 10, 09:30 AM

Payard…he rocks — and has some of the best pastries this side of Paris. :)


Nov 4, 03:02 PM

for plain it’s patisserie claude…

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