Well I just blasphemously threw out the last slice of a New Year’s ricotta cheesecake pie and already ate the save-the-worst-for-last plain butter cream filled bonbons in the box, so where else can I turn but to my local bakery to help me through this ordinary Thursday afternoon?
Thank goodness Mirabelle Fine Pastries is a haven of crispy-edged, chewy-centered big cookies and layer upon flaky layer of pastry-filled cases. Their peanut butter cookie is my all-time FAVORITE peanut butter cookie, but on this afternoon they were (unsurprisingly) sold out and I had to “settle” for an orange vanilla chip cookie with a side of palmier. Just look at those hypnotic sugary, buttery swirls overpowering any thought of a New Year’s resolution…… but really, the peanut butter cookie – HUGE. Slightly crisp edges, chewy center. Dusted in sugar. Hint of salt. Get it. (*call ahead and get it)