WHILE the quintessential chocolate chip is a timeless and undisputed cookie flavor, it’s nice to switch it up sometimes and try something new. The best part about the cookie is that it’s the perfect sweet medium to get creative and experiment with. Cookie monsters, eyes here: Check out these fun flavors one must try from these proudly homegrown businesses.
Pint-sized’s Snickerdoodle Cookie | @pintsized.ph
Made with sugar, spice (cinnamon) and everything nice, the soft and chewy Snickerdoodle cookie is an underrated flavor that one doesn’t see too often. After the first bite, one could say it tastes like Christmas, but trust us, it can be enjoyed all-year round.
Tati’s Cookies’ Carrot Cream Cheese Cookie | @tatiscookiescebu
It’s essentially the classic carrot cake but in cookie form. What’s not to love? With grated carrots, toasted walnuts, cranberries, and a rich cream cheese center, it’s a delightful play on different textures and a welcome surprise from the usual chocolate-based cookies.
Krave Cafe’s Chocolate Junk Cookie | @kravecafe_
Sweet meets salty in Krave’s indulgent take on the cookie. Swirls of melted chocolate envelop savory junk food favorites: Salted potato chips and crunchy pretzel chips. The palm-sized cookie, which weighs quite a hefty 150g, is the ultimate cheat day snack. Calories and carbs be damned!
Milléri’s Ube White Chocolate Cookie | @milleri.ph
Inspired by summers in Bohol where ube is aplenty, Milléri incorporates fresh ube halaya and ground ube into the cookie dough, giving it not only that beautiful violet hue but also a mild nuttiness, and then mixed with white chocolate chips for added sweetness. Lovers of ube will find this one a real treat.
Inglorious Cookies’ Espresso Cookie | @ingloriouscookies
It’s a cookie with the subtlest kick of caffeine. The Espresso cookie is a browned butter dough-based cookie mixed with espresso powder and two kinds of chocolate chips (50 percent dark Belgian chocolate and caramel), topped with a chunk of Biscoff, and smeared with melted dark and caramel chocolate chips.
The Cookie Mama’s Lemon Cream Cheese Cookie | @thecookiemamacebu
For those who prefer sweets with a more citrus flavor profile, try the Lemon Cream Cheese Cookie. Made with lemon zest and freshly squeezed lemon juice, every bite is beautifully sweet and tart. The cookie itself is bursting with sweet lemon flavor, while the light glaze just highlights that even more.
Gooey Mama’s Oreo Cheesecake Cookie | @gooey.mama
Oreo cookie chunks are folded into the otherwise plain and smooth cheesecake-like batter for more cookies and cream goodness. Despite how deceptively rich that sounds, these cookies are actually light and not the least bit cloying.