Columbus is awash in great cookies, with more being dreamed up every day. We gathered together some of our favorites from area retail bakeries, online-only bakeries and one nonprofit kitchen.

1. Vegan ginger-molasses cookies from Dough Mama

2. The gluten-free Monster cookie and Oatmeal Cream Clouds from Bake Me Happy 

3. Snickerdoodle and peanut butter cookies from Sassafras Bakery 

4. A selection of cookies from Freedom a la Cart’s annual Cause Cookie campaign (for every $25 donated to Freedom a la Cart, you receive a box of a dozen holiday cookies; donations support survivors of human trafficking) 

5. Almond cookies from Belle’s Bread 

6. A variety of Lion Cub’s Cookies (Read our story on Lion Cub’s founder, Brad Kaplan.)  

7. Italian rainbow cookies from Angie’s Rainbow Cookies

Meet some of the Central Ohioans who baked their way through 2020.