I have a sweet tooth. I like cakes and chocolate and pastries of all kinds. There’s one type of sweet that will always be my favorite, though. As anyone who knows me really well could tell you, I really love cookies. I have a passion for cookies that is only slightly less frenetic than Cookie Monster from Sesame Street.
A few months ago, Amelie and I were near the University of Central Florida for a concert, and we stopped for dinner at a little sushi place, but I got slightly turned around and we parked on the wrong side of the little complex of shops and restaurants. Because of this slight unplanned detour, we walked past this little shop: Insomnia Cookies.
I probably looked for all the world like a starving puppy with my nose pressed to the glass on that first night. The sign on the door, if you can’t read it, says “warm cookies delivered until 3 am.” This is true. They even have an app to place your order.
Yes, you read that correctly. You can get an app on your phone. With that app, you can have warm cookies delivered to you, all the way until 3 am. This is pure bliss for me.Here’s some of the varieties available. I haven’t tasted all of them yet. Yet.
There’s about a hundred locations now, in different states. There are two in Orlando, and another one in Miami Beach. If you buy a six-pack, it comes in a small box that looks for all the world like a tiny awesome pizza box.
For this particular visit, we got two chocolate chunk, two snickerdoodle, one oatmean raisin, and one white chocolate macadamia. Their snickerdoodles are balls-out amazing.
The real danger of Insomnia Cookies, as I see it, is that while I always wind up with a box of six cookies, they sell a 12, an 18, a 24, and even 50, 100, 200, and 300 cookie packs. When I have cookies in the house, I usually can’t stop myself from eating them. Yesterday, I put the box on top of the fridge so that I wouldn’t keep eating them. Fast forward to two hours later, while Amelie and I were cooking dinner- she turned around to find me on my tip-toes, peering into the open box of cookies with an absolutely delighted expression, and pretending not to be eating one when she asked.
Yup, a box of six cookies is just too dangerous. Better make it a twelve-pack, just to be safe.
What’s your favorite type of cookie?
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Aaaah, thanks for showing me this. Now I want a cookie!
All these A to Z food posts, making me so hungry. Defintely in the mood for a cookie now!
Sis and I go to the Insomnia Cookies in NYC. Absolutely delicious.
Did you happen to make any changes to your LJ account as a result of their new policy statement? The reason I ask is that A and B showed up on my LJ friends page, but C didn’t. Coincidentally, today they made their new policy known. Just curious.
As for cookies, I could eat Oreos by the pound. I don’t, but I could. And I love Black & White cookies, although technically, they’re more like cake than cookie.
I don’t know what LJ policy you’re talking about; I haven’t logged into there for a while.
Ah. Today they announced a revised user agreement, which they say is not mandatory, but if you don’t agree to it, they send you to a logoff screen. So, not mandatory. Right. I only saw one comment about someone contemplating leaving LJ because of some restrictions over adult content and who can read it, something like that. I didn’t pay much attention to the changes, because I only ever read LJ, I never comment. I don’t know what happens if you don’t log in and accept the agreement. After a certain length of time, maybe they’ll dump you. Beats me.
Cookies delivered!?! 😍 dreams come true!!!
Yikes, that would be so dangerous for me! I’m not even going to look up if any exist in my area. I rarely sleep and being able to get warm cookies that late would be nuts.
Double Chocolate Chunk and White Chocolate Macadamia for me. Maybe that Brownie one too!
Oh man! I love, love, love Insomnia Cookies. Whenevern I visit HuffPost in NYC, I order a box of the warm chocolate chip cookies and get it delivered to the newsroom. These yummy treats disappear in seconds.
Chocolate chip are probably my favorites. But I also love oatmeal chip, peanut butter, snickerdoodles, chocolate crinkle, peanut blossom, sugar, triple chocolate, Russian wedding, sandwich, etc., etc., etc.
I actually prefer my cookies warm, so every time I bake a batch, I portion out the dough and freeze it. Then, whenever I crave cookies, I can bake just one or two (rather than one or two dozen).
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