Cookies are known for their tantalizing aroma, convenient hip-pocket size, and ability to provoke rapturous reveries when dipped in lime-blossom tea. For $10, today's Groupon gets you $21 worth of gourmet iced rounds at Bundles of Cookies in Bethesda. Bundles of Cookies is the sweet treatery darling of Modern Bride Maryland and Washingtonian magazine. You get a dozen of its signature almond sugar cookies colorfully iced in orange, hot pink, lime green, and lavender, as well as recently discovered colors such as smirnish and tapersnackle.
The iced rounds are made with the same careful devotion that Bundles of Cookies' sweet-savvy staff put into their decorated cookies. They're hand-rolled, cut, and carefully iced one at a time. Bundles of Cookies' owner, Sarah Kerchner, believes that cookies cause smiles, and a dozen smiles cause the clouds to form delightful shapes.
The days of softening sticks of salted or unsalted butter, inadvertently eating raw egg, and burning your cookie grabbers grabbing hot cookies off pans, plates, and electrified cookie jars have gone into that hard, stale past where old-fashioned philosophers sleep. Buy two Groupons and get two dozen cookies, enough to solve many common cookie problems, such as scarcity, rareness, and shortage of cookies. Order your cookies at least two days before picking them up, or have them delivered for an extra charge, before you get that extra charge from eating seven.