The only thing that could ever come between a boy scout and his honor is a girl scout and her cookies. Give in to the persuasive powers of baked goods with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of cookies, lunchtime eats, and bakery farefrom the Cookie Jar Bakeshop in Bartow.
The Cookie Jar’s dessert-crafting doyens handcraft an array of freshly baked confections daily, as well as prepare salads, sandwiches, and other fresh lunch fare. Choose from a variety of cookie flavors ($5.50/12, offerings may vary) lovingly made according to in-house recipes and deciphered cave paintings. Nibble on a yo-yo chocolate-chip-cookie sandwich, fluffy buttercream pressed betweenthe undisputed world champion of cookies ($1.35), or treat taste buds to equally delectable flavors of yellow cake topped in a cream-cheese frosting and pecans in the Ooey Gooey bar ($1.75). A dozen standard cupcakes ($13.20) satisfy the sweet teeth of houseguests and the sweet mandibles of extraterrestrial visitors. A chicken-salad lunch box muffles midday stomach moans with a chicken-salad sandwich, a pair of cookies, a bag of chips, and a drink ($7.95)