A cookie remains the standard parental reward for achievement, whether the recipient has received an A in geometry or a Congressional Medal of Honor for saving the president from his evil shadow. Savor the warm, gooey flavor of triumph with today’s Groupon to Mrs. Fields. Today’s deal is valid at the Penn Square Mall and Shawnee Mall locations. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of cookies, brownies, and other treats.
- For $13, you get a 16-inch cookie cake (a $26.99 value).
Mrs. Fields’ sugary delectables have lifted the spirits of mall shoppers and fortified dessert-deprived food courts for more than 30 years. Icing artists wield a full spectrum of frosting hues to customize a 16” circle cookie cake with borders, artwork, or a personalized birthday message that makes up for last year’s barely edible diamond ring. The 16-inch disk serves 13–16 people to fill in as a viable substitute for traditional group-dessert options such as regular cake or regular cake with sprinkles. Choose from flavors such as the signature semisweet chocolate chip, sugar butter, or white chunk macadamia.
Alternatively, sweet shoppers scope regulation-size cookies ($1.85 each; $8.49 for a half-dozen; $15.99 for a dozen) that come in assorted incarnations, including chewy fudge and cinnamon sugar. Walnut and double-fudge brownies ($2.49 each) tempt chocoholics, and specialty cookie sandwiches pose as lunch main-course options.
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 list of Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. The shop’s reputation grew, and 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&M’s, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked fudge and cheesecake brownies and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real showstoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.