Cookies, known in England as "manhole covers," were used as such until a London sanitation worker cleaning up a milk truck spill made a discovery that changed the world. Today's Groupon commemorates that historic moment while silencing your sweet tooth’s incessant chattering. For $6, you get one dozen freshly baked cookies (a $13 value) at The Cookie Company in either Oak View Mall or Westroads Mall in Omaha. The Cookie Company was named a Community Gem by the Nebraska Retail Federation in 2006.
A dozen cookies will let you sample most of The Cookie Company’s sugary smorgasbord of 15 regular and seasonal (non-specialty) flavors, including lemon oatmeal, oatmeal scotchie, toffee nut, iced ginger, snicker doodle, macadamia nut, and the chocoholism-enabling OD (chocolate dough, chocolate chips, chocolate frosting). Because they are made from scratch—the most mysterious and delicious element on the periodic table—and baked in small batches without preservatives, The Cookie Company's cookies are best enjoyed fresh within 3 to 4 days, though they can be frozen for up to a month.
Unlike wedding cakes, cookies can be stored in your back pocket or used to get in the good graces of blue, googly-eyed monsters. A single cookie can also reward every human triumph from cleaning one's room to uniting Mongolia's nomadic tribes and conquering most of Asia. Save them for yourself—or use them to curry compliments when you bring them to your next hot-air-balloon drag race.
The Nebraska Retail Federation named The Cookie Company to its list of Community Gems in 2006:
- The Cookie Company’s success is evident when a customer comes up to the counter with his or her children and says, “These are the best cookies ever. I had these cookies when I was your age.” That’s when you smile and know you’ve been blessed and are associated with a great business. – Nebraska Retail Federation