Move over Tooth Fairy, the Cookie Fairy is here! Her name is Paige McCurdy-Flynn, the owner and founder of Cookie Fairy Sweets based in Brooklyn, New York.
Unlike many standard cookies that sit on retails shelves chocked full of preservatives, this entrepreneur with a food stylist and French Culinary Institute background sells her cookies frozen. This method ensures the cookies retain their fresh baked flavor without having to add preservatives.
Cookie Fairy Sweets bakes its cookies in small batches to retain its wholesome quality. Ingredients include organic sweet-cream butter, free-range organic eggs, pure extracts and natural unbleached flour.
I had the opportunity to try all three flavors of Cookie Fairy Sweets:
- Lil’ Devils (four types of chocolate, ground oatmeal, hint of spice)
- My Man Cookies (chocolate chip, oatmeal, pecan, coconut)
- Oats & Raisins (chewy oatmeal with rum-soaked California raisins)
The package suggests users thaw cookies at room temperature for 25 minutes or microwave them for extra yumminess (20 seconds for 1 cookie + 10 seconds for each additional). I tried them both ways.
The texture of the cookies was moister than pre-packaged mass-produced ones that tend to crumble easily due to dryness. The flavors are notable, but not overpowering (no too-sweet artificial flavors).
The real test lay with my husband who’s a bit of a gourmet cook and my picky 3-year-old. They both tried and liked the cookies, and all three bags were empty in no time. Our personal preference was to consume the cookies warm for that fresh-out-of-the oven taste.
Cookie Fairy Sweets stay fresh for 6 months in freezer or 7 days in the refrigerator. The cookies are available in the frozen section of stores in the New York City area (view store locator) as well as for shipping national wide by purchasing online at www.cookiefairysweets.com.
Image(s) Credit: CookieFairySweets.com
Disclosure: Author received cookie samples to assess for this post. All opinions expressed are solely those of the author.