There’s nothing to be alarmed about. Everything is perfectly fine and there’s zero happening in the world that should make you feel in any way anxious or scared, no sirree. But on the off chance you are feeling a little delicate and in need of some comfort, cookies make everything better, these five in particular...
1) Ice-Cream Cookie Sandwich From Vandal
“What did you have for lunch today?” “Oh I just grabbed a sandwich.” If you’re eating somewhere that serves homemade cookies sandwiched together with milk ice-cream, you need to order one or we can’t be friends and you can’t come to Vandal with us.
2) The Chocolate Chip Cookies From Clanbrassil Coffee Shop
Clanbrassil Coffee Shop’s resident pastry chef and baker Pearce Carty Heffernan churns out stacks of these cookies that are the size of a small child’s head and crammed full of chocolate chips. Keep your loo roll. This is the only stock-piling we’re interested in.
3) The Sea Salt Pecan Cookie Sandwich From Mud Bakery
We’re low-key obsessed with Mud Bakery’s range of cakes and bakes which can be found across Dublin, but this sea salt pecan cookie sandwich filled with a squishy vanilla buttercream looks like the start of a whole new obsession. Find them in Thru The Green, Dundrum and in Glasnevin Market on Saturdays.
4) S'mores From Eathos
Upping the pretty factor is this raspberry and white chocolate s’more from Eathos, a blanket of coconut marshmallow sandwiched between two crispy sable biscuits. We’ve also heard rumours of a Nutella version.
5) The Cookie Cake From The Dublin Cookie Company
It’s hard to believe it’s been 4 years since Dublin’s first dedicated cookie shop, The Dublin Cookie Co., opened its doors in The Liberties. The café serves lunches, pastries and desserts, as well as biscuits and flavoured milks, but if you’re planning on being very extra, you can order a cookie cake in a range of flavours like oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip, or salted caramel and pecan. All we’re saying is that if we were ever to have to self-isolate, we’d be getting one of these before we do to keep us going through all those Netflix binges.
6) The Double Oreo Milkshake from Three Twenty Ice-Cream Labs
We just couldn't leave this one out. If you’re more about the cream than the cookies, this one is for you. While we were sad to see the toasted marshmallow hot chocolate leave Three Twenty’s menu, we’re taking the fact that it’s been replaced with a thick, creamy cookie milkshake to mean that spring is just around the corner and things will be getting brighter very soon.