The Elegance of the Peanut Presented in a Cookie

If you’ve been following this blog you know that I typically cannot pass by a display of cookies without giving it close inspection. In my recent venturing into the Bleeding Heart Bakery (Roscoe Village neighborhood in Chicago location) the first thing that got my attention was the cookies in the display case. The peanut butter cookie was the selection of the day.

Now for those of you not familiar with Bleeding Heart Bakery it’s one of the few organic bakeries in the city of Chicago. If you’re visiting either of their two locations (other location is in Oak Park, IL) you might get the chance to see some actual Food Network Challenge champions. That’s right, Michelle & Vinny Garcia, the owners were¬† winners on an Extreme Wedding Cake Challenge episode that aired recently.

Cookie Cravings

Now I do have a sweet tooth. The thing that starts the teeth to tingling the most is a good cookie. This is not a cookie you will find at you local grocery store. This is a cookie that when you see it you start to taste it. Along Southport in the North side of Chicago you’ll find a simple shop that knows how to do cookies. When you walk into the Sensational Bites you will notice that they take an old-fashioned approach to displaying their cookies. On top of display case you’ll see two rows of large glass jars. Each jar has it’s on special goodness in cookie form.

One of my favorites is the chocolate chip malt. As you can see by this photograph I couldn’t resist taking a bite. The other one not to miss is the oatmeal raisin.¬† When it comes to cookies this place is hard to pass by.