Dorie Greenspan’s CookieBar Field Report, Day 2
I know some of you are sick of hearing about cookies… but whatever. Having Dorie Greenspan selling cookies in Midtown is exciting. She’s an amazing cookbook author, an all around great person, and I’m kind of bummed I’m not there to try them myself. Thankfully Blondie and Brownie are there to pick up the slack. It’s Valentine’s Day week people… all you cookie haters should lighten up! -Zach
Dorie Greenspan and her crew baked over 1,000 cookies in preparations for Tuesday’s crowds at her pop up CookieBar (on Park Ave. btw. 59+60th), but when we arrived at 1:20ish yesterday afternoon, they were already down to their last dozen. Only the Peanut Butter Crisscrosses and the Sugar Topped Molasses Cookies remained. Naturally we had to try them both.
As earlier reports have noted, the Peanut Butter Crisscrosses ($2.00) are loaded with peanutty goodness (hello, chopped salted peanuts!), but are a little dry. If you like your peanut butter cookies to be a more on the crisp side, this cookie is for you, but if you tend to prefer a chewier cookie, you might be a bit disappointed in this one. Meanwhile, the Molasses Cookie ($1.75) had crispy exterior, but a more chewy center. It was sweet, but not overwhelmingly so, with a nice spicy kick.
The pop up cookie bar at Mizu Salon runs through Saturday. We totally plan on going back to try the Chocolate Chunkers, as well as the World Peace Cookies and Coconut Lime Cookies. Dorie and co. promised to bake tons of cookies for today, but I would still get there early (even though the inclement weather might keep the crowds somewhat at bay.)
Check their twitter for supply updates so you don’t end up cookieless.
CookieBar @Mizu Salon, 505 Park Avenue, btwn 59+60th