Gifts We Love: Lola Cookies & Treats

By: Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli

Cookies don’t get any better than the big, cakey creations from Leesburg baker Lorraine “Lola” Hooper. We were hooked from the first bite of her ginger-chocolate cookies, and the rest of her lineup—including rich and chewy Congo bars, chocolate-coconut macaroons, and M&M cookies—is just as wonderful. Hooper sells the treats as part of a milk-and-cookies gift set ($35.95) with an organic buttermilk-scented candle in a retro lunchbox.

Lola Cookies & Treats, 109 S. King St., Leesburg; 703-669-6970;