Cookies · Utica,NY

Fall is for Cookies

Not every fall day is the perfect day to go on an outdoor adventure, sometimes the weather forces us to explore fall in different ways. This past Sunday was one of those types weather  days, that found my wife, Amy and I dropping by the Clinton Cider Mill.  The Cider Mill itself dates back to 1927  and is a mainstay of fall things in Clinton, NY mostly because of their fresh squeezed cider and those Cider donuts that you can smell frying from the moment you walk through the doors of this charming big yellow barn.

Inside you are greeted with not just the smells of apples and cinnamon but the slap, slap, slap of the belt on the 91-year-old hydraulic cider press. Mix in the sounds of people chatting with friends, laughter, the oohs and aahs of children, the hustle and bustle of the mill itself and you instantly know why a visit to this cider mill is a must every year.

Now I had absolute no intention of getting cookies on this day, in fact I didn’t even know they sold cookies until we ran into friends and one of them pointed out the Raspberry filled cookie and said it was a must get. So while waiting in line for cider, donuts and some of what I learned was the best maple candy from Cooks Maple,  I have found locally, my wife turned to me and said “You need to get cookies so you can blog about them” and like a good husband who always listens here we are. Lets be honest like I would agrue about getting cookies, I do it all for the cookie. IMG_8253

There is actually a wide variety of baked treats that the Cider mill makes besides the cider donut, such as cookies pies, and scones. We are here though to eat cookies, I mean share some crumbs with you. We grabbed four varieties the standards Oatmeal raisin and Chocolate Chip, along with a Chocolate Truffle and the Raspberry filled. They all looked so delicious I’m surprised we didn’t eat them right there.

Before I had a chance to eat the Chocolate chip my loving wife had gotten to the cookie, thankfully she left me about 3 bites. Those 3 bites left me wanting more, more of this absolutely yummy cookie. A cookie that was just loaded with chunks of chocolate yet perfectly buttery, soft, and chewy with notes of vanilla and I’m guessing nutmeg.  A perfect afternoon snack kind of cookie. Now I’m not a fan of Oatmeal Raisin at all, though I always grab one when I can because I know that Amy likes them. The Cider Mills’ was no exception, she found it and I quote “Cinnamony and perfectly Oatmealy”.

The cookies that will make you forget about the donuts though where this pair, a Chocolate truffle cookie that was filled with a delightful chocolate center wrapped by one of the best tasting chocolate chip cookies I’ve eaten.  While as good as that sounds, the Raspberry filled is even better, so good in fact it’s easily one of my top 3 favorite cookies so far. This cookie is so light and buttery that it just melts in your mouth, the raspberry filling is like nothing I have ever encountered and smooth as silk. This cookie alone  would make me visit the Cider Mill daily if I lived in Clinton, and it’s exactly why I started this blog, to discover those cookies in places you wouldn’t expect to find them. I mean who knew that one of the most delicious cookies I would ever eat would be found in a Cider Mill. Now The Clinton Cider Mill is only open through Thanksgiving weekend so be sure to get there for cider, donuts, and of course cookies.

Go on an adventure you never what you might stumble upon, but always do it for the cookie.


Wisk yourself away

Last week while on vacation with my wife, we ventured to Old Forge for a day of summer fun.  Now Old Forge is filled with several must do places like Walts Diner, Fulton Chain Brewery, The Old Forge Hardware store, The Candy Cottage, and now Wisk Baking Company.

Wisk adds that extra component to Old Forge a sorta place you knew was missing, but were ok without it. That is until you realize all the deliciousness that lies inside this quaint yet modern bakery a place to get bagels, scones, cinnamon buns, delicious cakes, cupcakes, macarons, cannolis, Peaks Coffee and most importantly COOKIES!

I mean that’s what we are all here for right, to hear my thoughts on the cookies.

Wisk offers three varieties on a daily basis, a classic Chocolate chip called “The Chunker” a twist on a sugar cookie called “The Magically Delicious” and the “S’more Brookie”. I know you are already drooling just reading those names, but I’m about to make you want to Wisk yourself away to Old Forge just for a cookie.

The Chunker

I think we all know that Chocolate Chip is my favorite cookie, and The Chunker certainly  lives up to my expectations. This American classic is a hearty rendition of what we all wish we could produce in our own kitchens, you know a cookie that’s moist, chewy, perfectly done yet slightly under in the middle. A cookie loaded with chunks of melt in your mouth chocolate that just embraces everything that is good about this chunker of a cookie. I’m going dare someone to find me a better chocolate chip cookie in Old Forge it’s that good.

“The S’more Brookie”

So I imagine this cookie was conceived while sitting around a campfire when someone said, lets take a cookie, mix it with some brownie, add in some marshmallow and have S’more. This cookie is everything you hope its going to be and more, packed with flavor, chewy, surprisingly soft, a perfectly satisfying campfire cookie that will leave you asking for “S’more”

“Magically Delicious”

Edible glitter, fruity pebbles, unicorn lucky charms alone are enough to get excited about, add them to a perfect sugar cookie and you have a truly magical treat. This is a cookie that proves Amy the pastry chef at Wisk  is the Pastry Khalessi she claims to be. The cookie is sugary sweet, soft, chewy, and delightfully playful in your mouth. The cereal and marshmallows almost give it a sort of Rice Krispy treat feel, this is a cookie you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert.

Wisk certainly has nailed the cookies, but honestly all the pastries they produce are just as good, for those familiar with Bite Bakery and Café in Utica, Wisk is owned by the same power couple of Doug and Jason, and it’s quickly taking Old Forge by storm just like Bite did in Utica. Next time your off on a Adirondack adventure or just a day trip to Old Forge, be sure you add Wisk Baking Co. to your list of places to go. I mean whats a vacation if you didn’t do it all for the cookie.

Cookies · Food · Macaron · Utica,NY

Mac attack

It’s been a while since you have heard from me Utica, I guess I needed a break. That was until I hade a “Mac Attack’.

Macarons or Macs as they tend to be called are a French pastry that have taken Utica by storm in the last year as they have popped up in bakeries all over the area. Recently I got my hands on a box of these delicate and trendy treats from Mac In The Box Bakery a collaborative effort of two sisters that in their quest to find the “perfect batch” while baking in their homes, have found there way into being right at the top of the local macaron scene.

As far as Macs go these were absolutely delicious. The Macs in this box were Raspberry, Lemon, Fruity  and Cocoa Pebbles and all as you can tell were almost too beautiful to eat, almost.

Crunchy, moist, chewy, delicate, sweet, light, and flavorful these Macs hit every check mark in my book. I will even go as far as saying that the Fruity Pebbles Mac was one of the best I have ever had.

Be sure to follow these girls on Instagram and Facebook, and look for their Macs around Utica at places like  The Dev or Christine’s Cookie Shoppe.  Trust me when I say you will have a “Mac Attack” too.

Christmas · Cookies · Utica,NY

Taking a “Bite” out of Christmas

If there is one constant during the Christmas season it is cookies, there are dozens of different varieties, people have parties where they simply make cookies and entire days are planned around baking these tasty treats. It is also big business for pretty much every local bakery you will encounter. In fact ordering your cookies would certainly relieve some stress and take a bite out of your holiday preparations. I myself like to bake my cookies, I usually wait until the very last couple days before Christmas when I’m crazy busy at work and somehow manage to bake a few dozen cookies in multiple varieties while still finding time to sleep. Below is one of my trays from last year actually. I’m torn on what to do this year so I thought what if I had to order my cookies, would they hold up, where would I get them from, would there be enough variety, and how would they taste? Photo Nov 13, 7 32 26 PM

To get those answers I stopped into Bite Bakery and Café where they were already offering Christmas cookies for sale in their bakery case by the pound. Bite is certainly all in on the Christmas season from their stunning holiday windows to the beautifully decorated interior it’s like walking into a bakery in The North Pole, in fact I’m pretty Santa would approve.

Bite was offering 8 special Christmas cookies along with Italian whites and Lemon cookies. A good variety that would allow you to build a tray to fit just about anyones needs. I grabbed at least one of everything, in fact a pound worked out to roughly 17 cookies so not a bad sampling to share.

You can’t simply eat Christmas cookies out of a box in my opinon so let’s get these onto a tray, take a couple of pictures and then try a few. IMG_2292

As I looked at the plate I realized there was really no way I was going to try all of these cookies at once, so I choose to dive into just the ones that are not available year round; the Italian Cherry, Chocolate Meatball, Peanut Butter kiss, Christmas sugar cookie, Raspberry thumbprint, and the Dark Chocolate peppermint. IMG_2321The Italian Cherry was a delightfully simply cookie, that with its pop of color quickly dresses up any holiday tray. When you are about to bite into this classic cookie you smell the hint of cherry and it quickly reminds you of opening a jar of maraschino cherries. The cookie itself is dense, light and soft or basically what you get from a really well done Italian cookie. The dusting of powdered sugar snow adds a bit of sweetness and really compliments the overall taste of this cookie. IMG_2302

The Chocolate meatball was a real surprise for me, I have never had one that had the spices that this beautiful cookie had. I at first thought I smelled gingerbread only to realize it was hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and I’m pretty sure clove as well. All of those when combined with the chocolatey goodness and finally chopped walnuts provided a real treat to your senses.IMG_2336

The Peanut Butter Kiss, one of those cookies that if you are making them yourself and wait till the last couple of days before Christmas to buy your Hershey Kisses you will find yourself bouncing from store to store in a hunt that will drive your crazy. I found the Bite Kiss to be very satisfying, the peanut butter was a bit pm the light side but lingers, the cookie was moist in the center and chewy just like I enjoy when I’m savoring a PB Kiss. IMG_2344

Sugar cookies, something you will find just about everywhere during the holidays and these Christmas Sugar Cookies taste as good as they look. Those nonpareils add some color and the perfectly round cookie itself reminds me of an ornament you could hang on your tree. This cookie was everything a sugar cookie should be crunchy, sweet, sugary and delicious with one exception, I missed the frosting, yes I’m a layer more sugar on top of the sugar guy.  IMG_2324I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Raspberry thumbprint, I have generally never been a fan of this cookie, it is usually dry and flavorless and just rather boring to me. Well there was clearly some Christmas Magic baked into these because I’m a fan.  Delicately Light with hints of butter and almost flakey quality this cookie simply melts in your mouth. The raspberry is both sweet and tart just like it should be.  The sugary drizzle isn’t needed but adds an extra bit of sweetness that makes this cookie even better. I would say this may be The BEST Raspberry Thumbprint in Utica. IMG_2312I thought I was saving the best for last, but these Chocolate Peppermints have a lot to live up to after the thumbprint, and they did exactly that. One bite in I said “wow, these taste just like Christmas should taste”. The ratio of chocolate to peppermint is perfect add in the white chocolate that the cookie is dipped into and you have yourself a real treat. The cookie has that crunchy shell with a chewy center full of chocolate chips too. If I didn’t know better I would think these might have actually been baked in The North Pole because I’m sure Santa eats these daily.IMG_2281

Well I’m certainly full after all those and on a sugar high but isn’t that why we snack on cookies during the holidays for that boost of energy so we can get things done. Honestly after sampling those I wouldn’t be opposed to saving some time this season and skipping the baking if I needed to, these BITE cookies would certainly do the trick as would cookies from any of the other places we have visited this year, Holland Farms, Christine’s Cookie Shoppe, Caruso Pastry Shoppe, North Star Orchards, The Tram, Utica Bread or even some store-bought Archway Gingerbread men. So if you end up baking or buying this holiday season, enjoy it, embrace the holiday spirit, feel the Christmas magic, and Do It All For The Cookie” 

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone who has taking the time to look at my pictures and read my cookie ramblings, may you all have a wonderful holiday season.


Christmas · Cookies · Holiday Memories · Utica,NY

‘Tis The Season…

Year after year as we approach the Holiday Season there are little things that remind you of the past, of lost loved ones, of years gone by, of your youth even. Those little gingerbread men are exactly that for me.

I’m sure most of you have seen the bright red displays of Archway Cookies that pop up all over grocery store aisles as we creep into November and the holiday season begins, well those are exactly where this story starts.Photo Nov 13, 6 15 36 PM.jpg

When I was a kid I remember seeing packages just like those above in my Grandma Browns kitchen, they were slightly different back then some sort of cellophane wrapped box if my memory is correct, but they were Archway and they were always Iced Gingerbread.  Needless to say when you’re a kid visiting Grandma and there are cookies you are going to probably eat a bunch of them, and my brothers and I always did. After Grandma passed away in 2001, and as I grew older they became less of a priority for me to seek out during the holiday season and eventually I rarely saw or even noticed them.

There came point and I’m not really sure what year it was that I began looking for the these cookies again, I suppose it was after my brother had passed away and I was yearning for those memories of Grandma, of my brother Tim, of Christmas past. I remember for a couple of years seeing the Archway displays and getting excited,  but never seeing the ones I really wanted. Then suddenly in 2011 there they were back on the shelves waiting for me, I was so happy to have found them I even ran to Facebook and shared my joy.  Every year since that day I make sure I get at least one or two packages to just enjoy and remember.

Now I was all set to tell this story and week or so ago, when I snuck a package into my grocery cart, only to come home and find this….IMG_2218Folks this is what happens when your wife  (who I love dearly)  discovers cookies you failed to tell her you had plans for and happens to have a bit of a gingerbread addiction. I guess in retrospect this is exactly what we did to my Grandmas cookies when we found out she had them, and that I suppose it is sign that Grandma approves.

I managed to grab another package this week so I could share them with all of you, I remember them being a bit larger when I was kid and they seemed much softer back then as well. However they are still a delightful treat during this holiday season and brought back all the memories I hoped they would. The ginger is subtle and not overpowering, while the icing adds just enough sweetness that these two bite cookies will have you snacking on them till your faced with that decision of “Should I eat the whole package in one sitting?”

As we move further into the Holiday season, cookies become a staple in many homes from a simple store-bought cookie that harbors memories I will cherish forever to the amazing home-made goodies that many of you will be baking or sharing, I hope you take the time and think about what maybe that tradition or that cookie means to you, and if you Did it all for the Cookie or you did it all for the memory, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

Cookies · Utica,NY

Camp Cookies

Photo Jul 12, 2 59 27 PMOn days when my wife and I head to her parents camp at Pine Lake Park in the Adirondacks we often start our day downtown to grab coffee and croissants for the drive from two of Uticas’ and Baggs squares anchors Utica Coffee Roasting  and Utica Bread. This past week we lucked into what amounted to a perfect summer beach/camp getaway day, my sunburned shoulders can vouch for the beach day part as well.

Our first stop was Utica Bread, and they had an array of cookies available, I couldn’t pass up this opportunity and thought, lets just grab a couple for camp. So while there were several varieties to drool over, I simply couldn’t resist the Chocolate chip cookies and I’m really glad I didn’t.  This cookie was the first one so far that has really reminded me of my childhood, it tasted a lot like the ones my Mom used to make  and who doesn’t love their Moms cookies. Looks are deceiving with this cookie, sure it looks thin, and darker than what you usually find, however that golden brown color is where all the flavor is. That first bite really grabs you and pulls you in as well, the crunch  leads to notes of warm melted butter, then the chocolate explodes in your mouth. Delightfully chewy, moist, and just really delicious. The Utica Bread Chocolate Chip cookie is easily top 2 in Utica for this cookie fan.

Onto that Utica Coffee Cookie which we grabbed with what else our coffee, while almost the same size as the Utica Bread cookie, they are so vastly different. This is a much meatier cookie, full of chunky chocolate, softer as well. Tasting this is an experience with a moist chewy underdone center, that I have said before I love in cookie. I would say it tasted a tad bit salty,  but in good way though.  As I was eating this cookie I kept thinking how good it would be as an ice cream sandwich. Another solid Utica Cookie for sure.

Baggs Square certainly has the chocolate chip cookie game on point it seems, now where else should I head in Utica or the surrounding area to experience a great cookie. I would love to hear your suggestions, I mean I’m really doing this all for the cookie.


Cookies · Utica,NY

Cookie Love

When I started writing I Did It All For The Cookie, I knew it would be appreciated by the local shops I was discovering and writing about, well at least I was hoping it would be. Lately I have had people say “hey you’re a blogger now, have them give you a free cookie” and while sure who doesn’t love free, I never intended to be that type of blogger.  I often don’t even mention who I am or what I do when I visit a place at all, rather I swoop in like a cookie ninja.  With all that being said, I certainly appreciate the recent “Cookie Love” that my wife and I have been receiving from some of our favorites.

This delicious and still warm Chocolate chip cookie from Lauren at Bite was so satisfying, it made a sunday morning that much better even if the wife did steal half of it. I also just realized that for the amount of time I actually spend at Bite which is once or twice a week sometimes,  I haven’t actually given them the write-up and review they deserve, I need to get on that.  Photo Jun 29, 8 11 52 AM

Then we have this amazing box of custom-made sweet treats from our good friend Christine at Christines’ Cookie shoppe, which was the location of my first review and honestly one of the sweetest little shops in Utica.

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This post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the most amazing homemade gingersnaps from Melissa who just happens to be a Ginger who makes Gingersnaps and is one of those crazy cool girls that is super chill and totally UticAwesome. These gingersnaps were so good I was surprised that my wife hadn’t eaten them all before I got home, they were moist, buttery yet sweet, and oh so full of ginger goodness that it was hard to just eat one, that’s why I ate two.

Photo Jun 29, 7 28 17 AM So thanks for the love everyone and stay tuned,  because you never know when I might do it all for the cookie.

Cookies · Utica,NY

Cookie crumbs…

In the short couple months since I began writing about cookies it appears I have become known as Mr. Cookie at times around Utica, this tells me one thing at the very least people are reading and enjoying what I’m writing about, for that I would like to say; Thank You.

I have barely scratched the surface of all the delicious cookies Utica and beyond have to offer, and I’m really looking forward to continuing this adventure and sharing it with all of you.  Today as we often do The Smiths, thats My wife and I for those who don’t know,  were bouncing around the city on our day off  taking full advantage of Utica Restaurant Week and our Made In Utica, UticaPassport too [click those links to learn more]. Our adventures as they often to led us over to Bite for some desserts for later, and I wanted to show off this box of goodies and tease a couple of blog stories I’m working on for the summer. Photo Jun 14, 3 47 25 PM

Now I know what you are thinking,  that cake looks really good doesn’t it? Well ignore it, because I didn’t do this for cake I Did It All For The Cookie. Look at what is left inside the bog, for starters we have something that is a quintessential Utica dessert, yes the Half Moon Cookie a timeless classic that Uticans have enjoyed for years, a cookie that like many other Utica foods is different but yet delicious everywhere it is found, look for an entire blog post where I will dive in, sample and photograph as many different Half Moons as I can find.

Onto those other goodies that want to jump out of that box and right into you mouth. Those are Macarons a French pastry/cookie that has sort of taken Utica by storm in the last couple months. I’m really looking forward to learning a bit more about this delicate treat, tasting the never ending variety of flavors they can be found in,  and writing a exciting and mouth-watering must read too.

I’m always looking for some cookie ideas, places to explore, stories to write, so if you have any ideas let me now here or on the all new I Did It All For The Cookie Facebook page as well, which you should be sure to like and follow as well.

Cookies · Utica,NY

The North Star

The North Star, a constant in the night sky, a landmark you can always count on, and the next stop on The I Did It All For The Cookie adventure. I had originally set the course for this blog post to be about “The Cookie” you know the one that had inspired this blog, however that cookie was sold out and it mad me really sad. So I began to think where can I go that’s close, and like a shooting star breaking through the sky I thought of course let’s go to North Star Orchards. Now I know what your thinking, “Orchards are places you go in the fall for apples, pumpkins, cider, and pies so why would you go there for cookies?” The answer is easy the universe of treats inside this beautiful red building is pretty awesome.

Just take a look around when you walk inside, your eyes don’t know where to look first. It’s the same as if you were hiking in the Adirondacks on a crystal clear night and looked up and really saw the night sky and all its wonderment for the first time. Inside North Star Orchards you will find fruits, veggies, plants, locally made products, candies, pies, and the reason we are here cookies.

Now these are not just ordinary cookies they are out of this world cookies, I gravitated towards the large cookies in the bakery case however they do also often have plates of smaller cookies available if you need to share with others. The case on this day had 5 delicious looking options to choose from, Oatmeal Raisin, Molasses, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chip, and an Iced Brownie Cookie, now came the decision, how on earth do you choose, well because I can, I got all 5.IMG_9174

To be honest I’m not a huge fan of oatmeal raisin cookies at all, but fortunately I have a sidekick who is,  so I recruited my wife Amy to offer up her thoughts on this one for you. I figured since there were 5 cookies we could share, so I’m gonna use her take on the molasses as well. IMG_9189

“They taste like Cookies” was the first thing she said, which I suppose since this is a blog about cookies is a very good start. “Very soft and chewy, you can taste of the freshness” I probed for more details and got “buttery, with hints of cinnamon and plenty of raisins” for the oatmeal raisin. As for the molasses, it reminded her of a large gingersnap, one of her favorite cookies.

One thing all these cookies have in common is how large, soft, chewy, and fresh they are. Something that can’t always be said or found looking for a good cookie. I enjoyed all 3 cookies I tasted so lets take a look at them.

If you have not noticed, chocolate chip are a favorite of mine, all but one entry has featured this slice of Americana cookie, and they have all been different too. North Stars is a big, thick, meaty cookie that begs to be put in your mouth. I found it a touch on the sweet side and loaded with tiny chips which melt delightfully on your tongue. For me the best part of this cookie was the slightly underdone center, giving you that cookie dough feel I really love.

These next two cookies were my favorites of the bunch, and a pair that I have not found anywhere else so far. The peanut butter chip was loaded with those same tiny chips as well, only these where peanut butter. This cookie was just so full of peanut buttery goodness, I kept thinking the only thing better would be eating peanut butter from a jar.

Now the iced brownie cookie was pure joy to eat, a treat for the senses. I swear if you closed your eyes while eating it you would immediately think you were just licking the spoon after making brownies. The icing added this sweetness that complimented the chocolate overload really well too.

Do yourself a favor, next time you craving something yummy, skip over the Milky way, set a course for North Star Orchards instead, explore their universe of goodies, but most importantly Do It For The Cookie! Don’t forget if you have any thoughts or suggestions on where I should go next  let me know on Twitter or Facebook.


Cookies · Utica,NY


When you begin a new adventure you are often unsure how it will be received, or if people will even read it as was the case when I decided to start blogging about cookies. Well Utica is an amazing community and the feedback and love for I Did It All For The Cookie, has so far been UticAwesome and I must say thank you for that. Utica is full of its cheerleaders, its mothers, its fathers, people and or businesses that will support you without question as long as the work you’re doing is honest and good, this is what led me to The Tram.

Every now and then there is a story needs to be told, well this story begins at Made In Utica Day, an event put together by the Made In Utica team showcasing Places, Business, Events, all things Utica. My wife Amy and I attended and while we were hanging out we were Cookie Bombed! Robin the owner of The Tram, swooped in like a superhero and shoved 3 cookies in our bag, a Chocolate chip, a Gingersnap, and a Chocolate Raspberry,  all I heard her say was “They might not be the best but I wanted you to try them”.  It was at this moment I knew that Utica was behind what I was trying to do, people were listening and one of Uticas biggest cheerleaders had acknowledged my silly little cookie blog. Sadly I never even got to try those cookies, because they were apparently so good my wife ate all three of them on me.

That all changed today, on one of the nicest days of the entire spring I found my way navigating the maze of streets caused by the Arterial construction near Lincoln Ave.  just so I could finally get my hands on some Tram cookies and let me tell you, these cookies were worth the wait.

Tram cookies are homemade and I stress that because all I kept thinking while I was eating these cookies was how they just felt like what you would find in any home, anywhere in Utica where someone felt like baking cookies, except these were done to really, really well. I was able to grab both the Chocolate chip and Gingersnap as those were all that was available, neither left me disappointed in fact I even forget I was  looking forward to the Chocolate Raspberry cookie. IMG_9137

Chocolate chip cookies are one of the most American of cookies, in fact they were first created in 1938 in Wakefield, MA at the Toll House Inn, now I only bring that up because as I was eating The Tram Chocolate chip cookie all I kept thinking was this is Americana, this is what a perfect homemade chocolate chip cookie is supposed to taste like. In fact my wife even said “you can taste the love in every bite” and for a change,  she was right.  These are large cookies, in fact today that were on that legendary Utica Mannys cookie level size, and because it was a warm day as well, they stayed warm all day too. On your first bite you get a crunch, followed by a buttery, soft, moist, chewy, gooey cookie that screams like mom used to make with just the right amount of chips to make them a near perfect cookie.  I could eat these all day long if I was allowed too, they were that good.


Inhale, “can you smell the ginger”, that’s what I said when I began unwrapping this Gingersnap, they smell so wonderful you almost want to bite write in before unwrapping them however that might seem a bit strange right. Gingersnaps often remind me of my Christmas and my Grandma, she loved those Archway Gingerbread cookies, and I loved to eat them with her. This cookie was so good I wished I could have shared it with my Grandma, I know she would have loved it. The delicate sugary coating, the soft yet heaviness of the cookie itself is such a joy to eat, they are packed with ginger that lingers in your mouth as you ponder how good that cookie you just ate was. I would without question say this is the best Gingersnap I have ever eaten.

So I am going to challenge all of you to navigate the maze,  because there are some really incredible treats waiting for you to discover at The Tram. They are made with a Love that you can taste, they will make you think of home, make you pause for a moment and just get lost in how good they really are. Don’t do it for me, do it for Robin, do it for The Tram, do it for Utica but most of all Do It All For The Cookie!