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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