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 $6, you get a dozen cookies at Just Cookies (a $12.96 value).
Just Cookies has baked up fresh cookies and brownies from scratch for visitors at the Washington Square Mall since 1987. Feel free to select a dozen circular goodies from the 13 varieties, such as the no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies, which are lovingly placed on trays at room temperature for the perfect texture. Handmade icing covers the surface of sugar cookies, concocted without preservatives to ensure pureness of flavor. Though not included in today's Groupon, the confectioners can also pair up treats with drinks and coffee.
Since 1987, the bakers at Just Cookies have tirelessly dreamt up new variations of their made-from-scratch namesake. Those brainstorming sessions have resulted in eclectic flavors that range from white peanut butter and blueberry muffin to preservative-free sugar cookies topped with handmade icing. But they have also yielded alternative cooking methods, such as the popular no-bake chocolate oatmeal and no-bake peanut butter cookies. Despite the cookie stand’s name, its baking team dabbles in other sweet treats, including cookie cakes and made-from-scratch brownies. To accompany each sugary bite, Just Cookies stocks a diverse selection of soft drinks, including freshly brewed tea and energy drinks.