SAVORING THE GOOD LIFE ON CAPE COD
C is for Cookie
As much as I crave a crispy cone topped with a giant scoop of silky smooth ice cream on a hot summer day, I’m a sucker for all sweets. So if it happens to be a cookie that’s placed before me instead, fine by me. However, like ice cream, it’s got to be homemade.
Recently, I discovered Cape Cod Cookies to Go and couldn’t be more pleased to have found such a treat. After stopping in at a downtown festival in Hyannis, my mom had me over for lunch and presented a brown paper bakery bag filled with soft plump cranberry and oatmeal cookies. I had just a nibble to try, and of course, I ended up devouring the rest of it (plus another half split with my dad).
Big, chewy, crumbly and addictive. All the ingredients are listed right on the bag— simple, fresh and even local. The cranberries provide enough sweetness to lessen the amount of sugar that needs to be added, which is something I really appreciate. I was shocked that I hadn’t encountered Cape Cod Cookies to Go sooner, considering the business began back in 2009 (of course now I see them individually wrapped and for sale in local markets all over the Cape).
Other signatures include chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin. Orders can be placed online at www.capecodcookiestogo.com.
On the topic of homemade cookies, I also recently discovered that Terri Horn, baker/founder of the well-known Kayak Cookies Company (famous for her oh-so tasty and comforting salty oats cookies sold in markets and cafés Cape-wide) is getting ready to open up her own bakery on Main Street in Hyannis within the next few weeks.
The friendly baker and her small staff will be situated behind the Cook Shop, across from Bradford’s Hardware in what will be called Good Butter Bakery. From the start of her business, which she launched long ago in Washington D.C. (where she lived until moving up to the Cape to be closer to the ocean), Horn’s focus has been in hand-making everything in small batches to ensure quality.
Now the team is excited to have a chance to meet and greet their customers and sell wholesale in their own shop. If you’re in the area, be sure to swing by! With only a little bit of outside construction left, the Bakery should be open by mid-July. www.kayakcookies.com