I had no intention of creating yet another chocolate chip cookie. For the past five years or so I’ve had two chocolate chip cookies on my menu. The Chocolate Chip with Walnuts which is my traditional chocolate chip and has garnered an impressive (thank you everybody!) number of awards. Everyone from Food and Wine magazine to Fox News to the neighborhood free newspaper has graced VLC with top marks for that specific chocolate chip. Then, I also have the Grant’s Chocolate Chunk which I created for my young son, back when he was in middle school. He wanted a nut free chocolate chip cookie and after much pleading I relented. I ended up with a cookie that he loves, and many customers who agree with his choice. Well, now my son is a Cal Poly student, not a middle schooler, and I, being the never satisfied cookie baker, thought it was time to “update” the Grant’s for a bit more of a sophisticated flavor. Hmmm, you probably know where this is going. I chased that flavor rabbit down quite a few holes and it wasn’t until I thought to myself “this cookie needs pecans” did I realize that I had lost Grant somewhere along the way. I lost Grant but I found a cookie that I can’t put down. (Help —– I am eating all of the cookies!!!). So, now what? Does any cookie company actually need three chocolate chip cookies? No, probably not but I’m not willing to give up the new one and of course my customers and Grant are enamored of the originals. So, long story short: we will have three chocolate chip cookies: Chocolate Chip with Walnuts, Grant’s Original Chocolate Chunk, and what is for now being called 2.0 (Grant is an engineering student and this new cookie was born from his original so for now we’ll go with this geeky name). And what of that new one? It still begins with browned butter, but I’ve added cinnamon, balsamic vinegar (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!), some bittersweet chocolate, and Murray River Sea Salt. Oh, and yes, toasted pecans. Now I just have to find a way to PUT THE COOKIE DOWN!
I believe the last line spoken in the Unique Sweets episode featuring Victory love + cookies was “Kristy, start shipping.” I took that advice to heart and in the past two years have shipped to every state in the nation except Alaska. ( I don’t know quite what to make of that – don’t people in Alaska eat cookies?) No matter, whether you are in Texas or California or New York or Florida, the cookies can be delivered to your home or office. I am also happy to take corporate orders as well as personal gift boxes. Do you have clients that you want to say THANK YOU to this Thanksgiving or business associates that you would like to send cookies for the holidays? I have filled orders for hundreds of cookies, each one getting personal attention and arriving to its destination on time, ready to please that person who has everything. Order online or give me a call and I’ll be happy to take your order!