Food & dining

Once you smell the Phillips Candy cookies, you have to buy them

Phillips Candy House, a chocolatier since 1925, also makes chocolate chip cookies in a half-dozen flavors, including peanut butter, oatmeal, and macadamia nut ($1 each or 6 for $5.50). The batter is made from scratch at the main store in Boston and brought daily to the South Shore Plaza shop, where it’s baked. The aroma is powerful. “People come in here and yell at us because it makes them eat cookies,” says store manager Carol Carll. The rounds are thick, moist, chewy in the center with crispy edges, and indeed, hard to resist.
Phillips Candy House, 818 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, 617-282-2090 and South Shore
Plaza, 250 Granite St., Braintree, 781-356-3800. Also at American Provisions, 613 East Broadway, South Boston, 617-269-6100; Mass. General Hospital General Store,
617-643-2616; Fruit Center Marketplace,
10 Bassett St., Milton, 617-696-5274, or