3 Iced Cookie Experiences at Metro Phoenix Bakeries
Rachel Miller An old-fashioned cookie from Tammie Coe Cakes on Central.
Tammie Coe Cakes on Central - After closing their Roosevelt shop for the summer, T.Coe goods are coming out of their Central Avenue shop, located next to Federal Pizza. The a la carte iced cookie option is the Old-Fashioned, a term with several variations. T.Coe's version of the old-fashioned cookie tastes of a brown sugar base with a light caramel icing, finished with rainbow sprinkles. The cookie is soft and chewy, almost hearty, yet not overly sweet. The light caramel icing offers sweetness and a hint of rich caramel.
Rachel Miller A smiley face cookie from Honey Moon Sweets.
Honey Moon Sweets - Known for their cakes, Honeymoon Sweets does have a small retail pastry case in their shop. It offers up a variety of tarts, éclairs and cakes, but they always have iced cookies available. The cookie seems like it will be harder and crisp, when you pick it up, it is surprisingly tender and a bit more crumbly in texture. The icing is applied in a more balanced way, presenting a good icing to cookie ratio.
If you don't see an iced cookie on this list that makes you drool, keep your eyes out for them in the coming holiday months. I have the feeling that pumpkin or turkey iced cookies will be showing up before you know it.
Check back with Sugar Rush next week as we give you some tips for icing up your own cookies at home.
Rachel Miller is a pastry chef and food writer in Phoenix, where she bakes, eats, and single-handedly keeps her local cheese shop in business. You can get more information about her pastry at www.pistolwhippedpastry.com, or on her blog at www.croissantinthecity.com.