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Great American Cookies

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Great American Cookies in Pier Park: Tasty Treats Right Out of the Oven
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

A clear step up from your typical mall-based cookie shop, Pier Park's take on Great American Cookies goes above and beyond with fresh-baked treats that will make your mouth water. Grab a seat inside or out on the patio — and relax with a stack of delicious cookies before you resume your Pier Park shopping trip.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Panama City Beach’s Pier Park offers many appealing places for grabbing a snack or dessert, but when you’re in the mood for a taste of home, nothing does the trick quite like Great American Cookies. A frequent sight in many malls throughout the nation, this shop is known for its vast selection of delicious treats.

The Pier Park location provides not only the tasty cookies you crave but also a convenient spot that allows you to take a break during your shopping expedition. The shop is situated near multiple in-demand department stores, so you can easily grab a cookie and continue browsing.

The store’s central location within Pier Park means you never have to walk far to find your favorite cookie. Its proximity to the parking lot allows you to drive right up to the entrance. This makes the Pier Park edition well-suited to online orders, which are easy to pick up when you’re in a hurry.

While many locations consist of little more than a stand within a busy mall walkway, this particular store offers room to breathe. You can enjoy your cookie inside the shop, or better yet, head outside and grab one of the available tables. The seating area is pleasant and rarely busy, so you and your companions can take time to truly enjoy your cookies.

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Cheesecake Brownie
Offered on its own or as part of large brownie platters, this scrumptious bar manages to combine the best elements of your two favorite desserts: cheesecake and brownies. Why choose between these top treats when you can enjoy them together?

Strawberry Crinkle
Taste a hint of fruity flavor with this wonderful cookie, which looks almost too beautiful to eat. Soft pink color with a hint of sparkle makes this strawberry treat the perfect addition to the ultimate cookie-based photo op. 

Chocolate Chip Double Doozy
If you’ve yet to try Great American Cookies double doozies, you’re in for a treat. This dessert may have a silly name, but it essentially consists of a cookie sandwich with a healthy dose of frosting. Although available with several types of cookies, doozies are arguably best served in chocolate chip form.

Oatmeal Walnut Raisin Cookie Cake
Switch it up with an unusual, yet enticing cookie cake that is sure to please. The batter for this cake is chock full of walnuts, which add the perfect amount of crunch. You’ll also find plenty of raisins within the batter. Like all of the store’s cookie cakes, this version can be decorated with a border and a message. Standard options include vanilla and chocolate frosting, although colorful alternatives are available for a small additional fee.

When you’re in the mood for tasty treats with a hint of nostalgia, head to Great American Cookies in Pier Park. This adorable shop serves all your favorite kinds of cookies and brownies fresh from the oven. After a few treats, you’ll be ready to once again tackle the best of shopping at Pier Park.

Insider Tips:
– If you’re looking to surprise a loved one with a birthday treat, feel free to order one of this store’s custom cookie cakes. These take a little extra time to prepare, so be sure to place your order at least two hours before you intend to pick up the finished product. 
– Online ordering is available, but you may have better luck calling in your order if you have specific instructions. 
– The cookie shop shares premises with a pretzel store. Many visitors stop in for both, often beginning with a pretzel-based meal combo for lunch and finishing the visit with a cookie for dessert.