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The Flower Place
8220 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 355-0023; www.theflowerplacesarasota.com.
Cookie basket lovers can revel in the beautifully adorned creations that come out of the Flower Place. Mrs. Fields, anyone? Opt for a store favorite, dubbed the "basket bonanza," which showcases some of the brand's most esteemed concoctions -- Nibblers bite-sized cookies, a trove of brownie bites, sweet and crunchy butter toffee popcorn clusters with mixed nuts, and a couple of frosted cutout cookies. Of course, you'll want to share.
Great American Cookies
8201 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 921-3238; …