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Smart Cookies

“I’M NOT SURE HOW many cookies it takes to be happy,” a recent Facebook meme pondered, “but so far it’s not 27.” The holidays are as good a time as any to test that hypothesis, and Rude Boy Cookies, in Albuquerque, can supply the necessary two dozen. Or more.

Since 2015, owners Kristin Dowling and Mike Silva have satisfied the Duke City’s sweet cravings and continued to grow even in these uncertain times. They’re now up to three locations, with a fourth in the works.

Rude Boy, named for an. She took home the grand prize by first introducing the judges to our official state cookie, the bizcochito, and then creating a festive edible gift box out of cayenne-orange gingerbread dough with pajama-top cookies tucked inside. (The PJ theme hearkened back to a Dowling family tradition of opening just one present while eating cookies on Christmas Eve.)

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