Gifts We Love: Lola Cookies & Treats

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;

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.