Yesterday found Hannah and me back in New York City for a day together before she returns to college for her spring semester. My niece and nephew joined us for lunch in Midtown and then we headed to a very special little place in Greenwich Village for dessert.
Milk & Cookies Bakery, on oh-so-quaint Commerce Street, is comfort food at its most scrumptious. Though the place is itty-bitty, the aromas wafting from their ovens are super-colossal. The friendly bakery staff makes small batches of cookies throughout the day to ensure their cookies, in more than a dozen flavors, will be fresh.
You can also indulge your creative side. Design Your Own Dozen enables you to choose a base cookie dough and add your choice of 25 mix-ins. Then they will bake them for you while you wait or you can take your Dough to Go and bake them yourself at home.
Along with cookies, this sweet little place offers brownies, bars, cupcakes, ice cream cookie sandwiches, milk and other beverages. You can even book an in-store party where you and your guests can design, bake and decorate your own cookies or cupcakes. More party options are an ice cream sandwich social or even a tea party with a variety of bite size pastries and tea service.
Milk & Cookies will deliver within Manhattan in their Smart Car, which is almost as cute as their bakery. And they ship their baked goods throughout the U.S. Plus, we got a bit of the inside scoop from their staff. A few of the popular cookie flavors have been picked up by Whole Foods Market. So there is a good chance you'll soon be able to sample these yummy tidbits at a Whole Foods near you.
Hannah and I enjoyed our treats at the bakery and made sure to bring a few home for John and Jacob. The unanimous favorite was the Milk & Cookies Bakery's version of an Oreo. It's about four times the size, and it's soft, chewy and extra-gooey.
To sum up our visit to Milk & Cookies Bakery; simply delicious, delectable and delightful!