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Byrd’s Famous Cookies – Gatlinburg, TN

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Byrd's Famous Cookies — The Place for Tasty Gourmet Cookies in Gatlinburg
Written by: Vicky Reddish
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Whether you are in the mood for sweet treats or savory delights, you can find everything you’re hankering for at Byrd’s Famous Cookies. Located right down the Parkway in Gatlinburg, this cookie shop is well worth a visit whether you are already driving through town or coming from miles away. Either way, you won’t regret stopping by and picking out a metric ton of delicious snacks to enjoy.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Melt in your mouth cookie goodness is always on tap at Byrd’s Famous Cookies. To get to Gatlinburg’s favorite cookie shop, you just have to jet down the Parkway until you see the iconic Fannie Farkle’s Family Fun Parlor. Right next door, you will find all the sweet and savory cookies you could ever imagine, including their ever-popular Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits.

As you walk through the door, you will immediately get a friendly hello and open invitation to try the cookies of your choice. With just a single taste of your selections, you’ll undoubtedly marvel at just how they packed so much flavor into such a tiny package. Then, you might wonder how you are supposed to leave without bringing them all home with you.

Fortunately, in addition to selling their cookies by the flavor, you can also buy variety packs, like their 6-Pack Cookie Carrier. With that move, you do not have to choose between the options. You can simply treat yourself to a small amount of each one.  No matter how many you buy, you’re sure to want to come back for more before long. So, get what you need, and then start planning your trip back to stay stocked up on all the best flavors.

Their top cookie flavors include:

Cheddar Pecan Biscuits
When you think of cookies, your mind doesn’t likely go straight to nuts and cheese, but that’s what makes the Cheddar Pecan Biscuits so magical. Chockful of savory flavors, these biscuits will satisfy cravings you never knew you had. They pair well with even more nuts and cheese, giving you a double dose of rich and savory delights in every bite.

Maple Wafers
Who needs a full pancake breakfast when you have a bag of Maple Wafers on your side? No one, that’s who! These ultra-sweet cookies come filled with tons of buttery, maple flavor, making it difficult to stop shoveling them into your mouth. Try to save some for later, however, since they are also a fantastic way to end the day.

Key Lime Coolers
With their fresh fruit juice inside and citrus powdered sugar all over the outside, the Key Lime Coolers offer the perfect balance of tart and sweet. They are especially good straight from the fridge if you can manage to get them home without snacking them all down. If you need to skip the wheat, ask about their gluten-free version instead.

When you want to gobble down cookies that are as delicious as they are cute, you’ll want to get the Confetti flavor. Made using colorful sprinkles, these sugar cookies have a crisp crunch and sugary finish that you’re quite likely to love. After just a single bite, you’ll want to make them a central part of all your future celebrations.

Can’t get enough of all the sweet and salty cookies available at this little shop? Sign up for their three-, six-, or twelve-month cookie subscription to get a new flavor every four weeks or so. July is dedicated to Key Lime, while October brings you Triple Chocolate. They even have seasonal flavors, like Toasted Pumpkin for September, to keep you excited to see what’s in the next box.

Insider Tips: 
– Although they definitely have the best cookies, that’s not all they do. Be sure to ask about their crispy treats for an ooey-gooey snack that leaves you reeling over all its sweet flavors.
– If you park in the lot right across the street from the cookie shop, you can stop in for snacks when you arrive and again when it’s time to leave.
– Upon returning home with cravings for more Byrd’s famous cookies, hop on their website to order your favorites and have them shipped right to your door.
– In addition to the Key Lime Coolers, they also offer a gluten-free version of their Chocolate Chip Cookies.