A while ago Mr. Curly Fry’s brother told us that we have to try Insomnia Cookies. That they’re really good and that we would love them. So I looked them up and at the time they only had locations in West Philly and one out near Temple. I’m willing to travel distances for cupcakes, but not cookies. So I kind of forgot about them and went on about my business.
Fast forward to yesterday. I saw something on Philly.com about this new Insomnia Cookies store that opened up in Center City. I was intrigued. So I looked up the location and what do you know?! They are located not even a full block from my office. Uh oh. This could get dangerous! So I knew that I’d have to make a pit stop on my way home from work to pick up some cookies. How could I not? As I was walking down the street I could literally start to smell the cookies. So I followed the scent of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and I ended up in their store!
They not only have cookies & milk, but ice cream too! Who’s in for some vanilla ice cream between two S’mores cookies?! ME! And they are open late…and they deliver!! The Dairy Queen near my apartment closes at 7pm. Huh? Really? I mean, who gets a craving for ice cream at 6pm? Don’t get me wrong, I can eat ice cream any time of day. But at 6pm we haven’t even eaten dinner at that point. So it’ll be nice to have somewhere to go to get ice cream at 11pm when I decide that I need to have some. Oh! And the cookies are kept warm so it’s like so each one you order seems like it just came out of the oven! How awesome is that? I’m a sucker for warm cookies.
So since this was my first time there, I only got three cookies. I know, I said only. We normally like to do it big here and try a bunch! But this time I decided to get one of each flavor of the Deluxe (large) cookies that they offer: Triple Chocolate Chunk, S’mores Deluxe and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup.
First up – Mr. Curly Fry’s favorite standby cookie – The Triple Chocolate Chunk:
As you can see, this cookies is packed full of chocolate chunks. When they said triple chocolate chunk they weren’t lying! The chocolate is nice and gooey and the cookie is soft. I don’t know about you but I do not like hard chocolate chip cookies. Mine have to be soft and chewy. Even better if they are gooey!
Next up – one of my favorites – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup:
I took one bite of this cookie and I swore I died and went to Cookie Heaven. It’s a peanut butter cookie with peanut butter chips and peanut butter cups in it. As you can see they don’t skimp on the peanut butter cups at all. It’s the worst thing ever when you get a cookie and it’s only…cookie! I want a lot of what’s supposed to be in it! This cookie was nice and soft and it had the perfect amount of peanut butter. I loved the flavor the peanut butter chips gave it and the chocolate peanut butter cups just melted in your mouth.
Last but certainly not least – The S’mores Deluxe:
So we went over the his (triple chocolate chunk) and the hers (chocolate peanut butter cup) cookies, now it’s time for theirs! I knew the S’mores Deluxe would be a cookie that we’d both like. I loved the chocolate cookie – it was a nice and rich cocoa flavor. The marshmallows made it sticky and gooey. I kind of missed the graham cracker part of the S’mores, but the cookie was so good that I didn’t mind. It had chunks of chocolate in it that melted when it hit your tongue. The cookie was soft and it was easy to break pieces off.
So needless to say this is a place that we will definitely visit again. I’m actually kind of scared to work so close to the store, because it’ll be way too easy to stop in to pick up a cookie (or five). At first I thought the price tag ($2.50 for deluxe, $1.25 for regular) was a bit steep, but after tasting these cookies they are definitely worth it. I want to go in and try the rest of the flavors of cookies that they offer. They have a bunch of other flavors (in the smaller cookie size) that we didn’t try yet. I think that will have to go on this weekend’s agenda!
Philadelphia / Center City
108 South 16th Street