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Insomnia Cookies- Mini Review

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I had always heard about a delivery service for fresh baked cookies down by NYU and thought that was a great idea. I remember many a night, up late cramming for tests in college and craving some sort of sugar. The company was actually started by some undergrads in Pennsylvania and the business has just grown from there.

What a great story!

So when I heard last week that Insomnia cookies opened their own store, I ran down and ordered four different cookie to try out. The cookies are fresh baked so they came out hot and ready to go.

I was planning to wait until after dinner to eat them, but who could wait with hot cookies!

So I bit into the M&M chocolate chip cookie first because it was literally oozing melty sweet chocolate all over the bag!

The cookie had a nice crisp outside and warm gooey center. I enjoyed this cookie. The m&m to dough ratio was good and it was a nice size.

This is ended up being the winner of the bunch.

The next was the Chocolate Chunk. This cookie was also good but a little bit too baked for my liking.

Even when the cookie was hot the edges were charred a little too much making them hard instead of chewy. I think the cookie was a little to thick as well. I will try another one of these though because the chocolate was so good. I think I may have just had a bad batch.

The last two did not fare so well. The Peanut Butter and the Sugar Cookie.

The Sugar was thick and hard, no bend at all even when I tried to break it in half. Once I had a bite I found little to no taste. Really disappointing.

The peanut butter fared about the same texture wise. At least it had a little more flavor but I wouldn't order it again.

So Insomnia Cookies didn't exactly do it for me like I was hoping. Then again, they cater to college students and whether I want to believe it or not...I'm really not that close to the college age I once was :(

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  1. We bought 6 cookies last week at the store and with the exception of the Macadamia cookie, the rest were dry, stale & flavorless. The Macadamia was fresh at least, but with little flavor. Stop & Shop has better cookies...this francise is for the 4 AM pot-smoker.

    1. Agreed. I tried a chocolate chunk and thought it was a little dry and just not very good.

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        1. Just ordered chocolate chocolate chunk, regular chocolate chunk, M&M, and macadamia white chocolate chunk. I live about 2 blocks from the store. Pre-ordered on line at 7:20pm for an 8pm delivery. At 8:03 I had a box of warm, gooey goodness. Now I never have to go outside again ;)

          1. my gf and i had some cookies here this weekend as well b/c we noticed walking to my apt (subsequently one of my friends told me the whole nyu story). Anyhow, i thought the cookies were good although not much different from a mrs's fields cookie just bigger.

            They are MUCH better when they are hot and milk is a necessity. We got the chocolate chunk and peanut butter. Long story short, they're pretty decent if ure in the neighborhood, but nothing to go out of your way for. I liked the cookies I had recently at Eileen's Special Cheesecake better.