Soft M&M Cookies

We all know that I love baking. I’m a huge fan of Cupcakes, but I also love me some cookies. But here’s the thing – they need to be soft. And chewy. I don’t like hard cookies. So I really only like Chocolate Chip Cookies that are straight out of the oven. Warm and still gooey. When I make cookie dough, I only bake what will be eaten right then and there. You’ll never find me baking a whole batch of cookie dough unless I’m taking it somewhere for a party.

The key to a really good cookie is to let the dough sit in the fridge and rest.  I never bake cookies right away after making the dough. Yes, it’s hard not to do that, but I just eat a little cookie dough while I wait! Haha.

I’m on the mission for the perfect Soft M&M Cookie recipe. Candy + Cookie = Perfection. Am I right? These cookies have both chocolate chips AND M&M’s in the dough. Say whaaaat?! Yup. So it’s like a double whammy. Let’s take a peek…

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Vanilla Drops

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I can’t believe that it’s already December. I feel like as I get older I have a harder time getting into the holiday spirit. And this year isn’t any different. I just can’t get into it. I don’t even want any gifts – there’s nothing that I want; there’s nothing that I need. I tried baking some cookies to see if it helps to get into the holiday spirit, but it just didn’t. So I can’t share that with you, but I can share some awesome cookies! And I’ll do just that. [Read more…]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites with Cookie Dough Buttercream

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Everyone pretty much knows I’ve got a fierce sweet tooth, so whenever I have to take something to a party or a girl’s night, I’m usually asked to bring dessert. And that’s totally fine by me because then I get to make something new to try! I love being able to make something new, taste it, and get it out of my house so I don’t it all! [Read more…]

Insomnia Cookies – Center City Philadelphia

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!

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Cookie Confidential

It was a beautiful day here in Philadelphia this past Saturday so I decided to take a walk. It seems that I’m always in search of some kind of cupcake or dessert, so I decided to finally check out “Cookie Confidential.”  I’ve been meaning to go there for quite a while now, but never took the opportunity to go. But I have to say – what a cute name for a Cookie Shop! It’s located about a half of a block from the hustle and bustle of South Street. I was surprised what a quiet, quaint place that it was. It was a bit on the dark side, and there wasn’t anyone in there when I arrived. I had the opportunity to just browse their cupcake and cookie selection.

Now, I totally understand that it’s a Cookie shop, so there’s going to be more cookies to choose from than cupcakes.  But I just have to admit that I was a bit bummed by the selection of everything.I thought they were going to have a larger selection of cookies though. I was very interested in trying their Peanut Butter Cookie, but they didn’t have that. I also wanted to try the Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Oatmeal, and Ginger Snap; they had none of those. They do have a Cheesesteak Cookie, but I can’t bring myself to try that.

I decided to get one Push-Up Cupcake Pop, and 4 cookies.

I got a Vanilla Buttermilk Push-Up Cake Pop:

I have to say that for $3, I was kind of disappointed. It was quite small and the flavor just wasn’t there. The cake was a bit on the dry side, and it really didn’t pack that vanilla-punch like I was expecting. The frosting wasn’t anything to write home about either. It really wasn’t all that flavorful – I just felt like I was eating plain ol’ frosting. So I would have to say I probably wouldn’t spend $3 on one of these again.

Now onto the cookies…

Oatmeal Raisin (left) and Sugar (right)

The Oatmeal Raisin Cookie was delicious! It was nice and chewy, just how I like my cookies. They weren’t bombarded with Raisins which is good in my opinion since I’m not a huge raisin fan. I would have picked the Plain Oatmeal Cookie if they had it, but they didn’t. It had a nice hint of cinnamon but it wasn’t too overpowering.

The Sugar Cookie was good as well. It was chewy and had a nice buttery, vanilla flavor. I was very happy with this cookie and would definitely get it again!

Chocolate Chip (left) and Chocolate Chocolate Chip (right)

The Chocolate Chip Cookie was chewy in the middle, and a little crisp on the edges. It was packed with a good amount of chocolate chips in it and was nice and buttery. My favorite part is the chewy center!

The Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie was very chocolatey. It was packed with chocolate chips as well, and was very delicious. I was just very disappointed in how small it was!  It was almost half the size of the Chocolate Chip Cookie.

The Cookies were definitely better than the Cupcake Push Up Pop; after all, it’s called Cookie Confidential! I thought the Cookies were priced a bit high for what you get though; they are 95 cents each. If you ask me, they should be about 50 cents tops for the size you get. If they were larger I could get down with the 95 cent price tag, but they are tiny!

They did have a variety of ice cream flavors from Franklin Fountain, and they serve One Village Coffee.

Stop by and pick up some cookies. They are located at:
517 S. 5th St. Philadelphia , PA 19147
(215) 922-4040