The Thomas Cookie Co

Those of you who have been reading my blog for sometime now have probably realised what a ridiculous cookie monster I am! Is there anything better than that warm cookie smell filling the house and eating hot cookies out the oven with a dollop of vanilla ice cream??? I’d be hard pushed to think of anything!

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I’ve tried lots of cookie “dough” companies where the dough is designed to be eaten raw straight out of the pot (they don’t use egg in the ingredients to make the recipe safe to eat), but I haven’t tried many pre-baked cookie companies…..yet!

I came across The Thomas Cookie Co on Instagram and after looking at their brilliant website and all of the amazing flavours they had to offer, I knew I had to put an order in!

The first ones I tried were the S’mores flavour – two Belgian milk chocolate cookies sandwiched together with sticky gooey marshmallow! Delicious, although a bit messy! The kids will love these! They are pretty big too…..

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The second flavour I tried was the Caramel Cookie Cup. These are little cup shaped cookies filled with caramel and then topped with chocolate! Stick these in the oven for a few minutes until the cookie cup is warm and the centre is melted and gooey – amazing! These are only small in comparison with the S’more’s cookies so you’ll find you will get through a box of four VERY quickly…

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The final flavour I tried was the Brookie which is a cross between a brownie and a cookie! The base is a Belgian milk chocolate cookie and the top is a double chocolate brownie! A great combination which again tastes delicious straight out of the oven!

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These are only three of the huge range of flavours available, others include Nutella cookie cups, peanut butter cookie cups, salted caramel and pecan and pistachio, dark chocolate and smoked sea salt.

You can order the cookies in batches of 4 or 8 and one of the things I love about this company is that if you buy two boxes or more, you get free delivery! I have honestly got as far as the checkout point of ordering with other cookie companies to find they were going to charge me £20 for delivery! After seeing this ridiculous delivery cost of course I abandoned my purchase with them.

The Thomas Cookie Co are well worth checking out – great service and delicious cookies – plus they are ideal to send as presents to someone who deserves a treat! Who sends flowers anymore anyway???

Monkey Cookies!

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Hello fellow Cookie Monsters!

I came across Monkey Cookies whilst shopping in Selfridges a few months ago and those of you who know me well will know that I do have a bit of a thing for cookies, so it would have been incredibly wrong not to try them!

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Monkey Cookies began as a home baking trial by Abdullah Al Ansari in 2012 but quickly evolved into a full blown business operation. The Monkey Cookies idea was inspired by “Mr Al Ansari’s passion for combining various ingredients to create unique and novel cookies that are all freshly baked.”

Monkey Cookies say to make their cookies even more enjoyable you can warm them up in the microwave for ten seconds – fresh warm cookies – amazing!

The first thing I found quite surprising about Monkey Cookies was that they don’t do a lot of different flavours when compared to other cookie producers – so far they produce six flavours in total:

Original

An original flavoured cookie with milk chocolate chips. Sounds boring? They aren’t! They’ve got an almost cinnamon like taste which makes them the ultimate comfort food cookie! Stick them in the microwave for ten seconds and you will be in cookie heaven!

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Monkey Mallow

An original cookie with a dollop of marshmallow on with a square of milk chocolate Hershey’s plonked on top.

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After it has been in the microwave for ten seconds the marshmallow begins to warm and go fluffy and the chocolate begins to melt so you have a s’more like combination – delicious!

Monkey Hershey’s

An original cookie with a square of white chocolate and milk chocolate Hershey’s on top. Pop it in the microwave so the chocolate just starts to melt…

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Monkey Cookies produce three types of these little “bites”, which are small round cookies with delicious fillings:

Monkey K-Bites

The Monkey K Bites are my favourite of the three – the K in Monkey K Bites stands for Kinder (as in Kinder Chocolate), so when these bites are put in the microwave, the middle is melted and warm and absolutely yummy!

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Monkey N-Bites

The N Bites both have Nutella centres – the Monkey N Bites are original cookies with a Nutella centre. I’m afraid I am not a fan of Nutella but I gave both of the flavours a try – the taste is not overwhelmingly hazelnut so I still really enjoyed them!

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Monkey N-Brown

The Monkey N Brown also has Nutella in the centre, except the cookie is a double chocolate cookie instead of an original cookie. Again, not my favourite as I am not a fan of Nutella but for all you Nutella fans out there, stick these in the microwave for ten seconds to warm them and you will be in heaven!

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Cookies are around £1.29 each for the larger cookies or you can buy them in the tin sets as shown in the picture for £15.99. The tin set gets you two each of the original, Monkey Mallow and Monkey Hershey and three each of the Monkey K Bites, Monkey N Bites and Monkey N Brown Bites – and of course you get to keep the rather fetching tin as well – the brother in law uses his to take his sandwiches to work – bless!

The cookies are available to order online in other countries but not yet in the UK, fingers crossed they will let you order them online very soon! They are definitely on the shopping list next time I can get into a Selfridges!

Check out Monkey Cookies at their website here.