Cow & Crumb Baking Co

Back in June, I sampled dish after dish at Taste of Cambridge. One sweet treat that I distinctly remember tasting was the cranberry orange white chocolate cookie from area baker Cow & Crumb. A few weeks ago, I had the chance to meet Cow & Crumb owner and head baker Hilary and learn more about her business. Hilary is an alum of the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and has worked at both Flour and Sofra. She has been selling cookies via her website since 2008 but shifted her full attention to the business in late 2010.

You won’t find brownies or cakes or whoopie pies from Cow & Crumb. Hilary keeps it simple by doing what she knows and loves: cookies. But don’t think that means a limited selection. Hilary bakes up ten varieties and I had the pleasure of sampling the full roster. One of my favorites was the Patriot made with dried cherries, blueberries and white chocolate. The cookie is incredibly dense and chewy, studded with sweet dried fruit and creamy white chocolate.

The cookie that started it all, officially known as C&C L’Orange, with cranberry, coconut, orange zest and white chocolate. The same buttery, chewy consistency as the Patriot, with a tangy citrus flavor throughout.

If you don’t fancy all the bells and whistles of the more inventive varieties, you certainly won’t be disappointed with the Classic Chocolate Chip. Slightly crispy around the edges, thick and chewy in the middle. It is packed with chocolate chips but still maintains a good cookie to chocolate ratio.

The Peanut Butter Pretzel Heaven with pretzel bits, milk chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. A healthy sprinkling of sea salt on top made was an attractive garnish and made for a nice salty-nutty-sweet flavor combination.

Another of my favorites was the Sunrise Fruit and Nut with dried fruit, oats, toasted nuts and very little flour. It’s hearty but the fine texture of the oats and nuts lend a lightness to it. As you can tell, Hilary works magic with dried fruit in her cookies.

Oatmeal Chocolate Covered Raisin- A chewy oatmeal cookie with chocolate covered raisins.

Spice Girl- a fragrant and soft cookie spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves and sprinkled with raw sugar.

Chocolate Monster- chocolate cookie with toasted walnuts, toffee bits and chocolate chips.

Sugar Sugar- A thick and soft sugar cookie with a double sugar crust of raw and vanilla sugars.

For now, Cow & Crumb cookies are available for order through their website, but they will soon be available on KangoGift and you’ll be able to find Hilary selling them at farmers’ markets in the not too distant future.

Cow and Crumb

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10 Responses to Cow & Crumb Baking Co

  1. Daisy says:

    first of all, can I just say how much i love those plates!! highlighted of course by some phenomenal looking cookies. dressed up with orange and coconut, or plain and simple chocolate chip – I’m impressed!

  2. Liz says:

    I want to try them all! I’ll have to start with Spice Girl and C&C L’Orange, they sound amazing.

  3. shannon says:

    wow, i apparently missed these 😦 i would be all over that pb pretzel heaven!!

  4. Molly Galler says:

    Wow. Peanutbutter Pretzel Heaven? Yes, please!

  5. Hilary says:

    Thanks Elizabeth! You’ve captured the essence of Cookie Bliss. Beautiful photos, great meeting you!

  6. I love the use of dried fruits in these cookies! These sound fantastic!

  7. That peanut butter pretzel cookie puts my version to shame!! Loving all the sea salt on top — how did I miss this at the Taste of Cambridge?

  8. Mmmmm the sugar sugar looks good!

  9. Melissa says:

    Chocolate Monster looks awesome! I thought this post would be about ice cream based on the name Cow and Crumb – I think ice cream sandwiches with these cookies would be amazing!

  10. Megan says:

    Can’t believe you tasted all those cookies!! The oatmeal one with chocolate-covered raisins sounds like something I need to recreate.

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