Levain Bakery: A Cookie Monster's Dream
I think I was with my mom when I first tried these cookies from Levain Bakery. That, coupled with the fact that these cookies are made with CRACK, has always brought me back to this unbelievable cookie house. It's a bit far from where I live but it's always worth the journey. I don't think it's reasonable to call these things "cookies" anymore. They're more appropriately described as heavenly bodies of sugary pleasure.
Levain sells four amazing cookies: Chocolate Chip Walnut, Oatmeal Raisin, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip. Steph had the Oatmeal Raisin cookie and I had the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip cookie. When we left the store, everyone was checking us out as we walked down the street holding our cookies. Although, I'm not sure if they were checking out my stunning athletic figure or my cookie. If I had to guess, it would be the former.
Anyway, as soon as you order your own 4-dollar-party-in-your-mouth, you'll be immediately distracted by the alluring scent, which will entice you to lower your defenses. The next few minutes will be a blur as you consume this mysterious treasure. Suddenly, you'll look up and see the Great Cookie Monster, nodding slowly with approval. The cookie's powers are so strong that, even after you wake up from your daze, you'll be dreaming about this glorious cookie for the rest of the week, wondering how something so simple can taste so majestic.
Now, I urge you to rush to Levain Bakery because you need these cookies in your life.