Back when the snickerdoodle and the Thin Mint were nothing more than dance crazes, sock-hopping teens secretly wished for tiny candied Frisbees to complement their moves. Wishes do come true with today's Groupon. For $5, you get $10 worth of baked goods at Ricki's Cookie Corner and Bakery on Park Avenue. Your Groupon is valid for in-store purchases only.
In a world filled with loveless industrial snack patties, the baked goods at Ricki's Cookie Corner and Bakery go above and beyond normal cookie protocol to provide just enough sweetness to heal psychic wounds. The cookie that sparked the Ricki revolution, the world-famous chipsticks ($6.85 per pound), are a wallet-shaped slice of chewy excellence stuffed with chocolate chips and optional walnuts, also available in peanut butter for George Washington Carver fans. The chocolate marshmallow brownie ($6.85 per pound) is a gooier endeavor ideal for negating awkward silences. Sweet and soft cinnamon buns ($5.70 for six) provide an excellent option for those looking to indulge their sweet tooth before lunchtime without getting judged by a counsel of their peers.
Ricki's hearty challah bread ($4.20–$4.70) is so beloved that a grassroots Internet movement voted it inanimate person of the year in 2008. Leave no birthday party unsweetened with Ricki's rainbow of classic cakes such as chocolate, carrot, pound, banana, lemon poppy, chocolate molten, and more ($6.85). Ricki's also features treat medleys for the indecisive eater such as the I Want It All! ($30), a combo featuring a cake, brownies, cookies, cinnamon pecan biscotti, and chipsticks. As if Ricki's dedication to dessert excellence wasn't considerate enough, the delightery offers several kosher baked goods.
Ricki's Cookie Corner was a finalist for Best Bakery in 2009 in The Commerical Appeal's Memphis Most awards. Its hamantashen, only available in February and March, were named among the top hamantashen in America by Tablet magazine:
- Her hamantashen are tiny works of art, each hand-pinched in a way that perfectly resembles the three-cornered hat it is meant to evoke. The dough is also mixed with vanilla and laced with cinnamon, which makes for a sweet and enticing bite. – Jenny Merkin, Tablet