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Famed New York City dessert destination Milk Bar opened in CityCenterDC Friday after months of construction and hype. Shoppers waited in line for more than an hour to taste sweets like crack pie and cereal milk soft-serve. But is CityCenterDC big enough for two fancy sweet shops? Armed with a sampling of cookies from Milk Bar and RareSweets, located less than a block away, City Paper staff bravely conducted a taste test to find out whose baking is boss. Marked with pink are Milk Bar’s cookies, which cost $2.25 per individual cookie, $11.75 for six, and $22.25 for 12. In blue are RareSweets’ cookies, which cost $2 a piece. The cookies are rated on a scale of one to five; scores are average of all testers.