For too long, cookies have been relegated to a supportive capacity, holding together ice-cream sandwiches or giving their lives to make milk chunkier. Give cookies a well-deserved starring role with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a 16-inch cookie cake from Great American Cookies in the South Plains Mall (a $25.99 value).
Great American Cookies delights confectionery connoisseurs with its unconventional and delectable alternatives to traditional, humdrum celebratory mainstays. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or bicentennial haircut with a chocolate-chip cookie cake, or congratulate a dungeon master on his excellent narrative skills with a chocolate- and vanilla-frosted creation. After each disc-shaped dessert is expertly crafted from an age-old family recipe, icing artisans customize its surface with a prismatic display of customizable designs and messages chosen by the customer.
Great American Cookies
Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2012 Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. As the shop’s reputation grew, so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include snickerdoodle, peanut butter with M&Ms, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked fudge and cheesecake brownies, and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real show-stoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.