by Sasha Fedulow
C is for cookie, and Carol's Cookies are certainly good enough for you and a whole group of friends. Larger than life—or, at least, much larger than the average cookie—these palm-size treats weigh in at half a pound each. Even after they've traveled thousands of miles, these cookies taste like they're homemade—which in a way they are, even if it's not your roof under which they're concocted: they're made fresh and shipped right after they’ve cooled.
More crumbly than soft, Carol's Cookies don't skimp on delicious brown sugar in the dough, or on other added ingredients. The chocolate bits in the Milk Chocolate Chunk are generous and the California walnuts in the other varieties are fresh and crisp. With classic recipes such as Chocolate Chip and Old-Fashioned Sugar, everyone can find their favorite. We enjoyed the Oatmeal Raisin with Pecans variety, which had the ideal consistency with a perfect balance of rolled oats and dough, and the spicy and sweet Cinnamon Swirl. However, these are definitely statement cookies, not an afternoon snack. We recommend ordering a tin for a Super Bowl party or another special, big event. Munch away!
Price: $24 for Small 4-lb Gift Tin; $32 for Big 6-lb Gift Tin
For more information, visit www.carolscookies.com
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