During the Victorian era, cookies were known as "sweet biscuits" and were eaten only by paupers, who were forced to substitute rich, hearty tallow with inexpensive sugar. Relish this sweet substitution with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a 16-inch chocolate-chip-cookie cake with decorations at Great American Cookies, located in the Marble Slab Creamery (a $24.99 value).
The treat makers at Great American Cookies compile high-quality ingredients into disc-shaped treats that have been parading freshly baked out of ovens since 1977. Bakers strew chocolate chips over mammoth circulars fit for important occasions such as birthdays, Halloween parties, or purchases of a 12-gallon milk glass. Decorate cookies with a custom message in chocolate or vanilla ice cream, opt for technicolor messages for an extra $2, or browse the website for design inspirations. Orders should be placed at least 24 hours in advance.
Marble Slab Creamery
The Marble Slab Creamery sensory experience begins by just walking past the storefront, where the buttery scent of fresh-baked waffle cones drifts out into the air. Once inside, buckets of gourmet ice cream, crafted on site from Marble Slab’s original French recipe or flown in directly from ice-cream mines high in the northern Himalayas, entice the eyes with a rainbow of colors. Once clients have made a flavor selection, they choose from a smorgasbord of mix-ins, from fresh fruit to nuts to candy and crumbled cookies, which an ice cream chef then hand-folds in atop a frosty marble slab before packing the finished custom-designed flavor masterpiece into a house-made waffle cone.
In addition to procuring hand-held treats, Marble Slab Creamery can send creations home in a variety of other formats, such as ice cream cakes, cupcakes, and hand-packed quarts, or in the capable hands of a catering team that arrives at events with portable marble slabs or sundae bars in tow.
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