Make: 100-Calorie Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Photograph by Becca Boyd

Photograph by Becca Boyd

I’ve read before that having something sweet with your healthy breakfast helps with cravings and weight loss. That’s why I’ve made a habit of eating a small handful of Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips with my coffee, and I munch happily every morning knowing that science backs me up.

Now I’m on a mission to get you to embrace the dessert-for-breakfast concept. Hence: the chocolate chip breakfast cookie. It’s portable, pre-portioned and enough of a treat that you’ll find yourself looking forward to it (which is a boon for you breakfast skippers—yes, I’m judging). It’s perfect for early morning runners or those who like to hit snooze too many times; just freeze the cookies in bags of two and pull a bag out the night before to thaw.

This cookie is totally customizable, too, so if you want to swap the mix-ins, have at it. Just keep the ratios roughly the same.

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Six Pack: Some of Our Favorite Cookies in Philadelphia

Okay, Philly, we get it: you love cupcakes. But what about giving the original handy-dandy on-the-go dessert some love? That’s right, we’re talking about cookies. They’re classic, simple, and a whole lot less messy. Luckily there are delicious cookies all around Philadelphia and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites just for you.

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10-9-8-76ers Cookies

In support of the Sixers as they host the stinking Boston Celtics in Round two of the NBA Playoffs, Philadelphia favorite Whipped Bakeshop is selling two limited edition Sixers-themed cookies.

The Sixers face the Celtics in game 4 at the Wells Fargo Center  tomorrow at 8 p.m.

Whipped Bakeshop [Official Site]
Sixers [Official Site]

Insomnia Cookies Opens Today in Center City

We just swung by the new Center City location of Insomnia Cookies at 108 South 16th Street and spoke with an employee out front who said the late-night cookie spot would indeed open this afternoon. This will be the 18th location for the chain that began at the University of Pennsylvania. Insomnia offers fresh cookies delivered until 3 a.m. and a storefront that opens daily at 11 a.m.

Insomnia Cookies flavors include:

  • Chocolate Chunk
  • Oatmeal Raisin
  • Sugar
  • Snickerdoodle

Insomnia Cookies also offers brownies like:

  • Mint Chocolate
  • White Chocolate Chip
  • Snickers

All week, Insomnia Cookies is offering a free cookie with a coupon, available on Insomnia’s Facebook page.

Insomnia Cookies [Official Site]

Cookie Confidential Opening a Truck on Temple’s Campus Today

Cookie ConfidentialThe Cookie Confidential Truck is opening today at 11 a.m. on Temple University’s campus. The wheeled version of the 5th Street storefront will be setting up at 12th and Norris.

Expect your typical cookies plus a rotating selection of meaty varieties like cheesesteak and bacon chocolate chip. There will also be Undercover Cupcakes for purchase.

Cookie Confidential [Official Site]

Insomnia Cookies Comes to Center City Philadelphia

Insomnia Cookies Comes to Center City

After somehow walking blindly past this storefront twice on Thursday afternoon, a more eagle-eyed coworker snapped this photo of the upcoming Insomnia Cookies that is landing at 108 South 16th Street. Insomnia Cookies, for those who didn’t go to one of the fourteen colleges with a branch, offers cookies, brownies (and, of course, milk) for takeout and delivery.

A quick chat with a gentleman at the UPenn location revealed that Insomnia was hoping to open today but they were thwarted by the city. Now the earliest the new shop can open is Saturday–or definitely next week.

Insomnia Cookies was started by a University of Pennsylvania undergrad back in 2002. The business now has 19 locations from Syracuse, New York to East Lansing, Michigan.

Insomnia Cookies [Official Site]

Food Trucks Keep Coming, From Cookies to Kosher

Philly Chit Chat tips us off to the forthcoming Max & David’s kosher food truck. Owner Joshua Katz also owns the five-year old Max & David’s restaurant in Elkins Park. Look for the truck around town by mid-March. [PhillyChitChat]

Also arriving on Temple’s campus in mid-March will be the Cookie Confidential’s cookie truck. The 5th and South cookie shop will be serving up a rotating selection of cookies plus coffee and cupcakes. [Meal Ticket]

Holiday Cookie Bake-Off Winner

We have a winner for today’s Holiday Cookie Bake-off at the Shops at Liberty Place. Each person that sampled the cookies was able to vote for one cookie. With chefs from 10 Arts, Flying Monkey, Garces Restaurants, Lacroix, Le Bec-Fin and Parc all competing, the vote was close.

And the winner is …

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