Photo credit: www.doriegreenspan.com
I am in transit today to some fun foodie destinations. In the meantime, enjoy a guest post from a very special guest: my mom! She recently checked out Dorie Greenspan’s pop-up store in New York and was kind enough to document it so that we may live vicariously through her. Check out her blog here.
CookieBar is a one-week-only pop-up store in the Mizu hair salon on Park Avenue and 59th Street in New York created by legendary baker and cookbook author Dorie Greenspan who describes her thoughts about a cookie shop: “The Kid [aka her son Josh Greenspan] and I have been thinking about opening a cookiestore for years. We’d bake cookies and talk about it. We’d eat cookies and talk about it. We’d bake more cookies and eat more cookies and think more and talk more. And, at last, we’re doing something: CookieBar!”
CookieBar is simply a table by the front window of the hair salon, but it’s topped with the most delicious cookies imaginable and sold by the always gracious Dorie and her son Josh. The cookies on display include Vanilla Sablés, a French butter shortbread round; Espresso Chocolate Sablés; Jammers, a sablé topped with jam and streusel; Broundies, a thick blondie; Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Dorie’s signature World Peace Cookies, made with Valrhona chocolate and fleur de sel.
We tried the Chocolate Chunkers, chewy chocolate cookies filled with chunks of chocolate, salted cashews, and dried Michigan cherries, and the Coconut Lime Sablé, a shortbread with lime zest rubbed into the sugar and topped with toasted coconut. Thechocolate is everything a chocolate-lover dreams of and the coconut-lime combination is divine.
Am I looking forward to Dorie opening her own cookie shop? Absolutely. But if she stays in the same neighborhood as the hair salon, I will be happy. It is 40 blocks from my apartment, far enough to be a special-occasion-only destination. It is perhaps the only way to be sure I will not overindulge.