Cookie time! Today I almost skipped to Dorie and Josh Greenspan's Cookie Bar at Mizu salon. I took a longer lunch than usual and headed to Park Avenue and 59th to pick up some of the best cookies ever and to say hi to the fabulous baker-cook book author Dorie Greenspan and her lovely family. This time last year the Cookie Bar had its debut at Mizu Hair salon. It was a week-long pop-up experiment that did so well that it's back a second year and the business is about to become an online cookie store. This is both a delicious and a dangerous prospect. The cookies are so good that it's easy for me to imagine ordering them regularly and slowly morphing into a chocolate chunker. Speaking of which, the chunkers were the only cookies I didn't buy today because they sold out early, which is kind of great because it gives me an excuse to return and buy more cookies!
Here's what I got today - one of everything, which includes:
Sable: the classic French butter cookie
Sugar-topped vanilla sable - like the butter cookie, but with more vanilla
Coconut-Lime Sable - a transcendent butter cookie with the genius addition of lime zest that's rubbed into the sugar, plus toasted coconut. You want 50 of these cookies.
Espresso-chocolate sable - this cookie speaks for itself, it's like a sophisticated chocolate chip cookie. Way beyond Toll House
The chocolate - I saved this one to eat later but it's calling me
World Peace cookies - God bless Pierre Herme for teaching Dorie this cookie, it's got the best combination of chocolate and fleur de sel
chocolate chunkers - sold out, I have to go back
Strawberry-raspberry jammer - I'm saving this for breakfast with yogurt. It's really pretty
Pear-pineapple jammer - also saving for breakfast
Chewy, chunky blondies - this one is a new addition, a caramel blondie with coconut, pecans and Valrhona milk chocolate
Fortunately, I have really great co-workers with good appetites so I shared some of the goodies with them, next time I visit the cookie bar I'm keeping them for myself.