Nougat - Sally William (Affogato)

We are all familiar with the delicious nougat on offer from Sally Williams. This brand has the most beautifully textured sweet treat. But, did you know that Sally Williams also crafts mouthwatering ice cream? If none of these tickle your fancy, try the yummy Turkish delight or the bitter Belgian chocolate.

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Sally Williams

Cookie Dough - Spoon it!

When we were young and mom was baking, we all eagerly awaited our chance to lick out the mixing bowl. Now we can relive those moments with edible cookie dough from Spoon It! They have multiple options to choose from, which include cookies and cream, chocolate, pink lemonade and vegan cookie dough.

Details: Delivers nationwide.

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Spoon It

Cookies and Ice Cream - Crumbs & Cream

This shop, situated in Illovo, has taken sweet treats to a whole new level. They have combined rich and scrumptious ice cream with crumbly cookies, to bring our favourite childhood treat back to life. They have a variety of cookie and ice cream flavours to choose from. Simply pick an ice cream flavour, sandwich it between your choice of cookies and pile on as many toppings as you dare.

Details: Illovo Junction, Oxford Road & Corlett Drive, Illovo, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

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Crumbs & Cream Illovo Johannesburg

Affogato - Pomodoro Ristorante

Pomodoro Ristorante is an Italian restaurant that offers traditional Italian cuisine. This restaurant has become quite a favourite in Joburg because of their marvelous affogato. Made with creamy ice cream and piping hot espresso, this is a must-try sweet treat.

Details: Shop U36, Morningside Shopping Centre, Rivonia and Outspan Road, Morningside, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

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What's your favourite sweet treat? Let us know in the comments section below!

We all have an inner Cookie Monster. And, try as we may, sometimes it’s impossible to deny the part of us which demands those sweet, crumbly treats. Whether you like to dunk them in your tea, nibble on them while working or just scoff them down when no one is looking, Joburg has some great bakeries and restaurants where you can get your cookie fix. 

Wild Ones Grazing Tables

Wild Ones Grazing Tables is a catering company with a difference. Owner Ami Heystek creates luxurious organic fruit, nut and cheese platters perfect for parties, small weddings and corporate functions. You can also order delightful grazing boards and picnic boxes for small family get togethers. Be sure to ask Ami to throw in a few of her delicious chocolate chip cookies. These go down an absolute treat after a big savoury feast!

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De Bakery 

De Bakery is the home of pastry in Edenvale. This quaint Dutch bakery sells the most delicious Speculaas cookies - a sweet and spicy biscuit usually enjoyed over Christmas time in the Netherlands. But, there is no need to wait for jolly old St Nick to come around, because De Bakery offers these treats all year long. Don’t blame us if you find yourself addicted to these five spiced cookies, or any other of De Bakery’s cakes, sweet breads or pastries. 

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Dutch Speculaas cookies


Sugarbear is a custom bakery located in Senderwood. While their specialties lie in wedding and birthday cakes, their biscuits are just too sweet (both in taste and appearance) to ignore. Perfectly piped royal icing tops Sugarbear’s biscuit creations, which are made daily from freshly baked cookie dough. Order yourself a dozen personalised Sugarbear cookies for your next party or friendly get together. They can be as intricate or simple as you like. Alternatively, join in on the bakery’s next biscuit decorating class. What better way to celebrate your love of cookies than by becoming a master baker?

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Crumbs and Cream 

When a simple butter biscuit just won’t fill that gaping hole in your tummy, Crumbs and Cream come to the rescue. What started out as a single tiny ice cream truck at the V&A Waterfront Watershed Market in Cape Town, has now turned into a booming ice cream sandwich deli located at Illovo Junction in Rosebank. The journey to satisfaction is simple - just pick your cookie, pick your ice cream and, lastly, pick a bunch of tasty toppings to round it all off. This type of biscuity indulgence would make the Cookie Monster proud.

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A Little Something

A Little Something can turn your birthday party, kitchen tea or even wedding reception into a cookie feast with their handmade biscuits. Does your child have a favourite cartoon or movie character? Let A Little Something whip up a batch of their special biscuits, hand-rolled and piped to feature your little one's most loved characters. From Alice in Wonderland, to Harry Potter and even Paddington Bear, these whimsical cookies look too good to eat (almost). Brides-to-be, send your reception guests off with a sweet treat - heart shaped biscuits decorated with you and your partner’s monogram. They may be devoured on the ride home, but it’s the thought that counts.

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Lovesome Cupcakes and Biscuits

Nothing beats an old school biscuit that tastes just the way Granny used to make them. Lovesome Cupcakes and Biscuits are experts in home-style baking with a boutique twist. Their biscuit boxes are to die for - stacked to the brim with all the cookies you grew up eating. Catering to all tastes, Lovesome’s creations range from ‘Plain Jane’ custard creams, crunchies, cinnamon pinwheels, shortbread and ginger chewies, to the ‘Chocolate Lovers Dream Box’ which includes choc caramel slices and Romany Creams. Spoil the family with one of these boxes. We think the Lovesome Sampler would go down a treat, as it features an assortment of their most popular bikkies. 

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Fournos Bakery is a cookie lover's heaven. Imagine rows and rows of fresh out-the-oven biscuits. Some dipped in chocolate, others sprinkled with chopped almonds and some just good old butter cookies. But, our favourite Fournos biscuit, by far, has to be the pig’s ear pastry - also known as a French palmier. These puff pastry delights are coated with a fine dusting of sugar and cinnamon. The perfect little treat to accompany a Fournos frothy cappuccino. 

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Pâtisserie de Paris 

Prefer your cookies with a little bit of French flair? We can’t blame you. The macaron was invented by the Italians, but the French claim to have perfected it. Why not test out this claim at Patisserie de Paris in Blairgowrie? They have over 16 different sweet flavoured macarons to choose from, as well as a few savoury options. Put on your beret and a fake French accent and sink your teeth into these little meringue masterpieces. 

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Fresh Earth Food Store

Everyone deserves a little sweet indulgence every now and again regardless of their dietary limitations. Fresh Earth Food Store stocks a wide range of banting, gluten-free and sugar-free cookies and rusks. So, don’t deprive yourself of life’s sweeter joys - stop by their bakery cafe and store or shop online for all your favourite health-conscious cookies.

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Do you know of any other awesome cookie stores in Joburg? Let us know about them. 

When we came across this marvelous innovation, all we could think of was the nostalgic effect of the Cookie Monster's signature "C is for cookie, that's good enough for me". Spoon It! is exactly what you need to feed your cookie dough craving.

Why You Will Be Back For More Dough

This colourful and literally tasteful place was inspired by childhood memories. We all know that wistful moment when you get to the kitchen to find mom or grandma floured up and ready to bake.

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The warmth and aroma of fresh baked treats, but most of all when mom gives the go ahead to lick the spoon full of cookie dough and maybe the bowl, too. This is one of those childhood memories that makes you smile. Well! In this case, cookie dough.

Elize, the owner of Spoon It! was also inspired during her travels in Berlin, she came across a shop that sold edible cookie dough. She indulged a little and thought that Joburg needed something to sweeten their memory with nostalgia. That is when the deliciousness began, she found herself making it and here we are today.

She says, "the smiles on my clients faces when they taste it for the first time is my favourite moment". Through this, the passion for what she does shines through.

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C For Your Cookie Dough Craving

You will probably notice that Spoon It! is not from Johannesburg; however, we could not keep the yummy away from you when we found out that they deliver nationwide. So here we are, writing about one of the most delicious, drool worthy eats.

As soon as you take a look at what they have to offer, you will be intrigued. Not only do they offer cookie dough, but they also have 'gourmet' cookie dough - how about that? Prepare yourself to be overwhelmed by the generous variety  to choose from. You will probably want every single one of their mouthwatering delights.

Our mouths water just by the thought of it.

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C For Creamy As Ever

What does Spoon It! offer? Delicious cookie dough flavours which include their signature treats and gourmet flavours.

Signature Flavours:

Gourmet includes:

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They also have awesome mixed flavoured party packs and hampers (of course, these party packs can be for one) so you get to order more.

So, if you have been looking to explore yummy eats or have been searching for the best cookie dough, Spoon It! is the place you have been waiting for. What more can we say?

Try it and you will love it!