Lately, I’ve been craving cookies. But not just any cookies, I don’t want to go buy some crappy off-the-grocery shelf cookies. I want quality cookies, made fresh each day. And I don’t want to make them myself because I don’t need massive batches of cookies sitting around the house. That’s too much for my husband and me to consume on our own.
So when I realized I had the chance to go to the Bouchon Bakery in The Venetian when we were there to see the Blue Man Group, I knew I wanted to snag some goodies. It was part of my birthday celebration, cookies should definitely be part of a celebration (or sometimes just because). I had a hard time choosing, but eventually we narrowed it down to three. We brought them home to split between the two of us.
The first one we tried was a Carrot Cake sandwich cookie, a very fat and tall treat that caught our eye immediately upon arrival. The cookie was soft, with a great carrot cake flavor. The texture was firmer than a cake, which was good because it would have fallen apart if it was a true cake-like texture. The filling was a cream cheese filling, with a little bit of a lemon taste to it.
Next up was a Nutter Butter-inspired concoction. It was made of peanut butter cookies, that had oatmeal in them. The oats gave the cookie a nice chewy texture. The filling in the middle was creamy and peanut buttery and tasty. It wasn’t as tall as the Carrot Cake cookie, but I think it might have been a little wider.
Our last pick was the TKO, an oreo-type cookie. Also one of the cookies the bakery is known for, so much so it’s even featured on their website. They describe it as: a chocolate sable dough and a sweet white chocolate ganache filling. The cookie was rather crumbly, but it still had excellent flavor. It was really good.
The various macaroons in the case looked amazing, as well as several of the pastry options. I’m going to have to make another trip there sometime. It’s a good thing this place isn’t right near my home because I might be tempted to eat giant, fancy cookies all the time! At about $3.25 each, they’re not cheap. But it’s definitely worth the cost for a quality product.