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.
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”
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.