It’s no secret that I favor sweets. I’m always looking for my next sweet snack or dessert. When I saw that Dominique Ansel, the NYC pastry chef who created the Cronut, had created a chocolate chip cookie shot filled with milk, I instantly wanted one. He debuted them in March at the SXSW convention in Austin, Texas before bringing them home to his Soho bakery as an “after school” special. Seeing as I have no immediate plans to visit Texas or New York, I resigned myself to enjoying the photos and stories, and imagining how good these clever cookie shots might be.
And then I found out that Platine Cookies on Washington Boulevard in Culver City was taking a stab at making them too, with a different flavored milk. YES! Just a ten minute drive from my home, I would get to taste these cute and clever chocolate chip cookie shots. I happened to make it in on the third day they were offered. I was so surprised there was no line, I walked in and ordered one to enjoy right then and there. They asked if I wanted my chocolate chip cookie shot warmed up. Um, yes please. The milk was poured into the chocolate-lined shot glass shaped cookie, and after snapping a few pictures I was on my way. I sat out in the sunshine on this lovely blue bench and enjoyed this warm creation, alternating between sipping the milk and taking bites of the cookie. It was a little awkward but fun at the same time. I didn’t spill a drop! A little birdie told me these may be specialty items just for the month of April, so if you want one, now would be a good time to get one.
By Trish Procetto