I have long been on a search for the ideal cookie. Sacrificing to test many along the way, my sweet tooth and preoccupation with dessert has led me to try the baked circles of bakeries, diners and cafes across the city.
My criteria are debatable with likes and dislikes swaying with each individual cookie. In short, my main hope is that the cookie with be a soft dough packed with texture and oozing a junket ingredients.
Therefore, Alterra's Cowboy, City Market's Oatmeal Raisin and Beans and Barley's Cocomo Joe rank at the head of my class.
But just when I thought all great combinations had been discovered, I found a cookie today that may just top them all.
The Cedarburg Coffee Roastery in the Public Market offers just one cookie; and after just a few bites, I've come to see that it's really the only one they need. The "Monster Cookie" is a six inch wide cookie stuffed with oats, coconut, M&M's, chocolate chips and peanut butter. Taking top marks in texture, flavor and consistency, I recommend wholeheartedly to anyone with a flair for something sweet.