The Cookie Studio

When looking for the right buttery taste and home-baked texture, follow your nose to the Cookie Studio’s new digs on Pharr Road, just off Peachtree in Buckhead. More than likely, you will see owner Barbara O’Neill scooping sticky dough onto baking sheets. The company not only makes sublime, chewy-crisp cookies (butterscotch-oatmeal, peanut butter–chocolate chunk, and pumpkin whoopie pies are favorites), but it also gives a portion of its earnings to the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children.