Schmackary’s Is Definitely A Reason To Go Out Of Bounds
Schmackary’s has officially become my new favorite place to get cookies since the Treats Truck left Midtown. They just opened a couple weeks ago, and in my first visit, I was going to get something pretty standard, like chocolate chip, to be able to properly judge based on familiarity. But, apparently I’m really attracted to buttercream frosting, because instead I went with cookies covered in it. And, it’s amazing, by the way.
The carrot cake cookie (left) was on the seasonal menu and included shredded carrots, sweetened coconut, walnuts, cinnamon and topped with buttercream frosting. They felt pretty heavy, as far as cookies go. They 100% tasted like the best carrot cake ever, but more dense and in cookie form. The hint of sea salt really brought out the flavors in the cookie.
The red velvet cookie (right) — deep red cocoa, white and semi-sweet chocolate, topped with walnut buttercream frosting — was from the modern cookie classic menu. I thought the white chocolate chips were extraneous, and I’d prefer these cookies without ‘em, but otherwise I’d order this over actual red velvet cake any day. I would have loved the hint of salt that the carrot cake cookie had.
If you’re super cheap and don’t want to spend for fresh cookies, Schmackary’s still has you covered with discounted day old sweets (2 for $2). If you’re willing to pay regular price, one cookie will run you $3.75, but they’re less if you buy in bulk: two cookies are $5, five for $10 and 12 for $20. So, grab some friends to take a walk west. Sooner rather than later, I plan to walk all the way back to take in some more standard cookie options (unless I get derailed again!), and I expect it’ll be well worth the trip out of bounds.
Schmackary’s, 362 W. 45th St. (btw 8+9)