Well, clearly she'll want some milk to go with it, but the cookie is the only real non-negotiable part. On this, a gorgeous Mother's Day weekend, Middle Chip and a took a mid-morning jaunt to a lovely little mecca called Milk & Cookies. We oohed. We aahed. We got there 20 minutes after opening.
Cookie porn after the jump.
So, what, you ask, brought us to this lovely little cookie-ry? ("Cookie" just doesn't lend itself to neologisms the way "cupcake" does. "Cupcakery" is so catchy.) A fabulous thing called Groupon, my friends. Way way back in October, before this blog was even a twinkle in my eye, I found a deal for Milk & Cookies in my daily email from the folks at Groupon.
(Reader's digest explanation of what Groupon is for the uninitiated, courtesy of their website: Groupon negotiates huge discounts—usually 50-90% off—with popular businesses. We send the deals to thousands of subscribers in our free daily email, and we send the businesses a ton of new customers. That's the Groupon magic.)
I snatched up that Groupon, printed it out...and let it sit on my desk for seven months. Because I'm that dumb. Well, actually because I don't get downtown as much as you'd think, but this isn't the time for excuses. I got there before the Groupon expired on June 1! Anyhow, Middle Chip and I decided to split the offer, which was for a baker's dozen of Milk & Cookies' sweet, sweet offerings.
|Sitting on the bench outside with our giant box of (still warm) cookies. Excitement at this point is palpable.|
3 chocolate chip
2 sugar M&M
1 oatmeal raisin
1 double chocolate
1 peanut butter chocolate
1 milk chocolate caramel
|Sad broken cookie. I'm guessing still delicious, though. It's like the principle of conservation of matter. Can't be created or destroyed...just changed.|
After a bit of wandering around the Village (during which time we found a hole-in-the-wall Belgian waffle-ry that also sold cream puffs and muffin tops--have I mentioned I love New York?), Middle Chip and I started the journey home.
Not that we could wait until we got there to sample our cookie haul...
|This chocolate chip sadly did not make it off the train. Not so sadly, it was scrumptious and our bellies were happy the whole way home.|
|Sugar M&M cookies. Hiding bits of candy goodness. Excellent for tea dunking, fyi.|
|Baby Chip requested that we bring her back a sugar cookie. If you couldn't tell, she was unable to wait until after this photo shoot to start snacking.|
|Delicious-looking (though slightly unexpected) s'mores cookies.|
And a close-up so you can see the marshmallow bubbling to the top of the cookie.
|Peanut butter chocolate on the left, milk chocolate caramel on the right. Mmmm.|
|Spotlight on the peanut butter chocolate. Heavenly smells.|
|Last but not least, oatmeal raisin!|
So should you find yourself near NYU/Washington Square Park and in need of a cookie fix, you now have an unbeatable destination. You're welcome.
I hope you all had wonderful days with your mommas--no one bakes cookies like they can!
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