What You'll Get
While cooling your tongue on a refreshing stick of butter is a fine way to satisfy decadent desires, cookies made with butter offer a lower-fat alternative to the classic dairy treat. Today’s Groupon creates conditions ripe for optimal cookie indulgence. For $8, you get a baker’s dozen of cookies from Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies (a $20 value.) This deal is good at Makeda’s Madison Avenue location only, so head to Midtown for a box of Makeda’s and reenter the good graces of your neighbor’s dog-walker by laying a sacrifice of a dozen (plus one) of Memphis’s best butter cookies at her tired feet.
The cookie menu at Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies features a regular cast of 16 delectable homemade cookies that are baked fresh on-site all day long and are made with top-quality ingredients (no preservatives or trans fat) and 100% real butter. Your Groupon allows you to mix and match up to 13 of Makeda’s cookies to suit your taste, so load up on the bakery's hottest seller, the classic butter cookie, or build a sampler box of Makeda’s other enticing offerings. Popular yum discs include a Jiff-infused peanut-butter cookie; gooey, old-fashioned iced oatmeal; and a colorful M&Ms-freckled cookie. Fans of the color brown will enjoy the double-chocolate dream cookies or the double-chocolate pecan (which, like the paler pecan, features nuts picked fresh daily by neighborhood squirrels and left in a basket on Makeda’s doorstep at dawn), and then, of course, there's the brown-speckled chocolate-chip cookie.
Founded in 1999, all three of Makeda’s shops are family run and filled with a bouquet of mouthwatering aromas. Aside from commanding monsoons of delicious butter to drench each batch of cookie batter, the chefs at Makeda’s also add copious amounts of grade-A love to their products, which makes them a great source of the FDA’s recommended intake of 50 grams of life-altering emotions per day. Buy up to four Groupons to stock your heart pantry with golden-brown kisses or to give an aloof mail carrier a box of socially acceptable, buttery embraces.
- Another local treat you might spy at the grocery store is a bag of Makeda's homemade cookies...What's their secret? "The premium ingredients," Pamela Hill says: "100 percent butter and a lot of love." The butter cookies are the number-one seller, but the bakery sells 16 types of cookies, including chocolate pecan, iced oatmeal, chocolate chip, macadamia nut, sugar, and peanut butter. – Hannah Sayle, Memphis Flyer
- …a coffee/cookie bar where people can work on their laptops, children can design their own cookies and poets can perform at spoken-word events...The top seller, the butter cookie, which was inspired by the recipe a grandmother used to cook for Memphis City Schools, melts in the mouth without leaving the sugary aftertaste of many cookies. In all, Makeda’s offers 16 types of cookies. They include double chocolate with pecans, iced oatmeal, tea cakes, chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, pecan, oatmeal, chocolate chip with pecans, sugar, peanut butter choc-ali, double chocolate, oatmeal raisin with walnuts, macadamia nut and M&M. The latest batch is butter pecan. – Tom Wilemon, Daily News
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only at Madison Ave. location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.