If you aren't the best baker, purchasing cookies is proably your best bet when you have a cookie craving. In NYC, there are more than enough places to choose from, one of which is the Levain Bakery, which has one location on West 74th and another in Wainscott, NY. They sell several varieties including Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip, Oatmeal Raisin and Chocolate Chip Walnut. Another place is The Cookie Jar, which is located on Forest Avenue in Staten Island. They sell mouth-watering varieties including the Cannoli Cream Cookie, Cherry Chocolate Chip and the Nutella Delight. Check the respective websites for updated varieties as well as their business hours.
Give a gift of cookies
Almost everyone loves cookies, so if you're in the mood to spread a little cheer via baked goods, give a few loved ones the gift of a Cookie of the Month club. One such club, available through Thebestcookie.com, has the option to purchase the gift in increments of three months.
Wear your love of cookies
If you're a fan of chocolate chip cookies and want to show your love of them, the Chocolate Chip Cookies Pilot Hat is a great way to do it. The brown and blue knit hat has a pom pom at the top and covering both ears are little flaps with an image of a large chocolate chip cookie on each.
Learn the history
For something so little, the cookie has quite a big history. It's believed that cookie style cakes were introduced all the way back in 7th Century A. D. in what is now Iran. If you want to learn more about the history of the cookie, check out whatscookingamerica.net, which has a full page of information spanning from the first suspected cookie creation up to present day.
With all of October designated as National Cookie Month, there is more than enough time to bake your way through the month, try out various cookies, give cookie inspired gifts and show your own pride for the sweet little treat. Don't forget the milk!
Oh yes, cookies are some of my family's favorite snacks. Fortunately, my kids love to bake, and one of them even got a cookie recipe book from her brother. She's excitedly been trying out different recipes. Luckily, we're around to test them out, and offer her feedback. We're more than happy to do so, and love acting as her taste testers. We asked her to keep 'em coming, and of course, she's happy to oblige her family. Now, I just need to go to the gym to make sure I don't wind up with a muffin top.
Thanks for the information. Great article. I can't wait to pass on the recipes you included to my little baker. I already know she'll happily use them, and I can't wait to sample the finished cookies.
By Cristina Dimen - senior reviewer Thursday, 6th of October @ 12:25 am