Cookie Heaven

16 Nov

The search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie is one that I will endure for the rest of my life. (It’s a tough job, I know.) I’ve had a lot of good, fresh, homemade ones in my day but I find that most packaged cookies never even come close to reach the bliss of a homemade one. So imagine my surprise when one of the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had came in a Priority Mail box from Colorado. Allow me to explain.

My sweet cousin Michelle runs the only Cookie Advantage franchise in Colorado and when she heard that Sophia and Lily had lost their swingset when a big tree fell on it during Sandy, she sent them a tin of cookies to make their day “sweeter”. I figured that a tin full of cookies that was sent across the country must be full of preservatives but I was wrong. The ingredient list is exactly what I would include if I was making a homemade batch. And they even had a nice softness to them! A little note inside the tin recommended that I add a slice of bread to the bag to keep them fresh – and who am I to temp fate when we’re talking about a big batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies?

I checked out the Cookie Advantage website to get some more info and though I wish there were some more modern tin designs, let’s face it, it’s the cookies that matter most. And these are some of the most delicious I’ve ever had. Buttery and brown sugary and sweet with just the right amount of chocolate chips. I’m telling you, friends. This cookie is the real deal.

They’re great for corporate holiday gift giving (or just to give yourself a little cookie love) and I promise, you will LOOOOOVE them. Order a batch at

If you’re as cookie obsessed as I am, check out my World’s Biggest Cookie Swap board on Pinterest or better yet, make your own. World’s Biggest Cookie Swap is a contest hosted by Ladies’ Home Journal, Toll House Cookies, and to benefit Cookies for Kids Cancer. (And you know I love to support Cookies for Kids Cancer!) The grand prize is a trip to New York and lunch with Ina Garten! As an LHJ employee, I’m ineligible to win but you’re not so enter now! For details on how to create your Pinterest board and how to to enter, click here.


Sue at Home

P.S. I know it seems like I was paid for this post but I wasn’t. And I wouldn’t even write this just to give my cousin some business. (In fact, unless your ordering in Colorado, another Cookie Advantage franchise will be filling your order.) I’m only writing this because these cookies rock and I love you enough to let you know!


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