Byrd’s Famous Cookies

Review by: Michael Stern

Byrd’s bite-size cookies are crisp but not crumbly, a joy to chew and especially wonderful to taste. They are buttery and full-flavored, whatever their flavor may be.

The signature cookie — dating back to Byrd’s beginning in 1924 — is Scotch oatmeal. That’s an ingenious balance of oats, cinnamon, vanilla, and raisin paste. Longtime Byrd’s devotees all have their favorites. Many locals grew up on the little powdered sugar-dusted ones called Key lime coolers, which are sweet and puckery-tart. Connoisseurs know to chill them before eating. There are slender benne cookies with a maple twist, triple chocolate cookies, Georgia peach cookies, and many more.

When you walk into the spacious store in Savannah’s City Market (one of a handful of Byrd’s in Savannah and Charleston), staff will immediately ask which cookies you’d like to taste. When you’ve zeroed in on your favorite or favorites, you can either buy a bag or tin already full or take a cardboard container and fill it up with the ones you like best.

Note: gluten-free chocolate chips and Key lime coolers are available.

Directions & Hours

10am - 9pm
  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

What To Eat

Scotch Oatmeal Cookie

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Cookies

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Byrd’s Famous Cookies Recipes

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