Treat to Try: Layer Ice Box CookiesDecember 7, 2013 Miriam Bowers Abbott
Lucky’s Market has a bakery section that features the wares of all sorts of local bakers: Glad Annie’s, Buckeye Donuts, Pattycake Bakery and something new from Layer Cakery.
You may be familiar with Layer’s Oatmeal Carmelita bars, chocolate chip cookies and frosted cookies. You’ll find them in lots of local baked goods sections. Layer’s got a little something new in the refrigerator section: Layer Ice Box Cookies.
Shoppers now have an option to take home some artisanal cookie dough, and enjoy cookies hot out of the oven. And as good as cookies are… oven-fresh cookies are better. Ask the Pillsbury Dough Boy.
The take-and-bakes are sold in long white tubes in lots of flavors. The Toffee Chocolate version seemed like a particularly good way to spend $7.99. The ingredients listed on the outside of the tube look pretty darn natural, including: flour, sugar butter and eggs. The milk chocolate toffee element adds a few odder things to the mix (palm oil and lactose), but it’s totally worth it for toffee.
The dough slices nicely, and fills a ginormous cookie sheet. The cookies spread just a teeny bit while baking, but mostly hold their form.
And then there they are, all nice and warm from the oven, after a brief stint at 375.
First, they’re very natural tasting. They taste like from-scratch cookies -with a light buttery sweetness and warm crumbs. Now, for those who love big chocolate chunks, this is probably not your cookie, these are too delicate for that, and the chocolate bits merge into rest of the cookies.
For those who love something more subtly sublime, this is your cookie. The toffee melts into the cookie like shiny bits of caramel-colored stained glass. And while the cookies are at their best when fresh from the oven and warm with little melty bits, there’s nothing wrong with cold cookies too. If they last that long.
More information can be found at www.layercakery.com.
Photo by Anne Evans.