Has the cupcake bubble finally burst? Our city's sweets scene, long overrun by adorable cupcake-centric bakeries, has suddenly been hit with a wave of cookie mania. Not that cookies have ever been out, but they're suddenly very "in."

Has the cupcake bubble finally burst? Our city's sweets scene, long overrun by adorable cupcake-centric bakeries, has suddenly been hit with a wave of cookie mania. Not that cookies have ever been out, but they're suddenly very "in."

Joining the ranks of gourmet cookie darlings like Rogue Bakery is Cookie Cravings, a new cookies-only shop in Italian Village. And home bakery Yellow Duck Cookies generated a lot of social media buzz over the holidays with customizable cut-outs.

Here's a look at these two new cookie purveyors.

Cookie Cravings

Location: 227 E. Third Ave., Italian Village

Open since: December

Specialty: Decorated cutout cookies in all sorts of fun shapes, from ironic hipster mustaches to coffee mugs to tie-dyed T-shirts.

How do they taste?: More like shortbread than a traditional sugar cookie, with a nice glossy glaze. The Lemon Rosemary is a great, subtle cookie for those who like savory over sugary.

Additional flavors: Lemon Rosemary, Honey Cardamom and Lavender Shortbread

For Valentine's Day: The shop is taking orders for custom Valentine's cookies. Think heart shapes decorated with personalized messages.

Website: cookiecravingsbakery.com

Yellow Duck Cookies

Location: Owner Missy Linton bakes cookies out of her Clintonville home.

Open since: April 2011

Specialty: Ohio pride. You'll find vanilla-flavored, Ohio-shaped sugar cookies iced with Script Ohio, plus Buckeye cookies made with local peanut butter and cocoa.

How do they taste?: Soft and moist, with a fluffy homemade-style icing

Additional flavors: Chocolate, raspberry, blackberry, lemon, eggnog and peppermint

For Valentine's Day: A special V-Day basket ($50) comes with six customizable conversation heart cut-outs, six M&M cookies and four mini red cut-out sandwiches.

Website: yellowduckcookies.weebly.com

Shelley Mann is the editor of Crave, Columbus' dining magazine. Keep up with her at ColumbusCrave.com.