Sweet teeth are the most populous of all the mouth's pearly denizens, outnumbering both philosophizing wisdom teeth and popcorn kernels that moonlight as molars. Cater to the mandible majority with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of cookie sandwiches and sweets at Xtreme Desserts in Studio City.
Utilizing fresh ingredients, Xtreme Desserts' selection of double-decker delicacies revamps the classic cookie into three dimensions of sugary, preservative-free satiation. Frosting-fused cookies stack into towering edibles, capable of beckoning even the fullest mythical creatures out of hiding, in gourmet flavors such as carrot cake, red velvet, and pecan pie maple ($3.25 each). Approximate stomach circumference with a slew of circular favorites such as the blueberry-ginger crumble, a ginger-cookie twosome ensconcing blueberry compote, or the white-chocolate apple pie, with apple frosting and fresh apple pie bedecking white-chocolate cookies. Unlike their Girl Scout namesake, Xtreme's brownies come in many guises and almost never emulate Eleanor Roosevelt ($3.50). Chocolaty squares diversify with a variety of frosted flavors, such as the caramel Snickerish brownie or the white-chocolate-mousse Oreo brownie.
When ordering a cookie at a bakery, most people would expect to receive a single, circular sweet treat made of sugar, eggs, and flour. At Xtreme Desserts, however, a cookie is actually frosting, pie filling, or some other mixture sandwiched between two cookies. This intense take on treats extends to other confections such as brownie squares topped with ribbons of raspberry frosting, peanut butter cups, and cheesecake swirls. The shop also creates specialty cakes, which range from tiered, fondant-covered towers to oversized sandwich cookies that double as flotation devices in the event of a milk flood. Xtreme versions of cupcakes, bread pudding, parfaits, and cake balls round out the menu.