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 $5, you’ll get $10 worth of sugary snacks from Pokey O’s Cookies & Ice Cream. Chowhound voters deemed their fresh-baked cookies some of Texas’s best.
Pokey O’s signature sweet is a decadent duo of chewy cookies middled with Blue Bell ice cream or frozen yogurt ($3.49). Thirteen fun cookie flavors (white chocolate macadamia nut, maple pecan) and 15 types of icy insides present endless sandwiching opportunities. For those preferring to enjoy their sweets singular, try kosher, trans-fat free individual cookies ($.99), old-fashioned malts and milkshakes ($4.49), and sundaes ($2.79–$3.79).
Impressing holiday guests with ambitious recipes (gingerbread replicas of the neighborhood, bundt cake replicas of the fall of Rome) can sometimes leave cooks and stomachs more burnt out than a caroler’s candle. Take a break from complicated confections and treat yourself or someone you love (the cookies are shippable) to a simple pleasure.