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Local cookies we'll eat any time of year

We love our Thin Mints.

But should you be unable to find a cookie-laden Girl Scout in your neighborhood, we found a few local treat we love just about as much:

If you're a fan of Savannah Smiles, Crumb's Lemon Sunshine cookies ($5 for a dozen) are impossible to ignore. Ann Marie Milo's delicate, buttery wafers are bright with lemon zest, with a few grains of salt sprinkled on top for contrast. Sold at Little Vine, 1541 Grant Ave. (at Union St.); 415-738-2221 or shoplittlevine.com

The same coconut-caramel vibe that makes people crazy about Samoas, aka Caramel deLites, can be found in Cake's chocolate-dipped macaroons ($1.50), which are none too sweet, with toasty, caramelized edges and a chewy center. 35 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette; 925-385-0202 or cakelafayette.com

The doyenne of the bunch, Thin Mints, have a local admirer: Arizmendi's vegan chocolate-mint cookies ($2). No, they're not as good frozen. But with their rush of bittersweet, their clean scent of mint, and those pockets of half-melted chocolate, Arizmendi's cookies rarely make it to the freezer. Arizmendi, 1268 Valencia St. (at 24th St.); 415-826-9218 or valencia.arizmendi.coop