Here at Cravory Cookies we have never been afraid to step out of the box and it was no different when it came to creating our May flavors. While we incorporated some classics, such as the M&M Snickerdoodle, we ramped up the flavor when it came to our Lemon Lavender. While it can be a risk using such a “love it or hate it” flavor, but if we know our Cravers well, we know the more flavor, the better!
Lemon flavored cookies have been a fan favorite ever since the inception of Cravory Cookies. Our Lemon Bar is a bestseller and continues to wow customers time and time again, so we decided to take this flavor in a different direction. We created a new lemon dough, which gave the Lemon Lavender cookie a lighter lemon flavor than our signature Lemon Bar. The decision to add lavender was an easy one, as lavender has been growing in popularity over the last few years. The floral flavor of the lavender mixes perfectly with the citrus of the lemon dough.
Once the lavender is mixed into the dough, it is time to add the homemade Cravory lemon truffles. These truffles are flavorful, sweet and give the right amount of citrus oomph to take this cookie to the next level. The finishing touch on this light and refreshing cooking is the lemon drizzle, which is not only pretty, but also the perfect amount of sweet glaze on top.
If you are craving a cookie with a fresh and exciting flavor, make sure to grab some Lemon Lavender cookies before this flavor disappears on June 1st!
Memorial Day. A day of remembrance, pride and support for our troops both old and new. It is a day for United States families to take a breath from work to enjoy and appreciate their families and friends. This day also tends to be the first BBQ of the season for people all over the country. Celebrating our troops, the upcoming summer and being surrounded by loved ones….what could be better?!
While we can’t help you much when it comes to the barbecuing side of things, we can absolutely help when it comes to our specialty, DESSERT! If you’re looking to wow your guests, we promise you cannot go wrong with Cravory Cookies. Here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate the cookies into a BBQ:
(photo: Hammond's Ice Cream)
Happy Memorial Day from Cravory Cookies
Do you ever have that dream where you’re in a room surrounded by 40+ different flavors of delicious, sweet Cravory Cookies and encouraged to try every single one? Yeah, us too. And not only is it a recurring dream for us, it’s also a recurring reality! Over the past nine years, Cravory Cookies has created over 4,000 different cookie flavors and we continue to add to our recipe box every single month.
The process of introducing 6 brand new cookies every month is an exciting task requiring time, creativity and a surplus of delicious ingredients. Our chefs lead the charge spending weeks preparing for each quarterly tasting. While brainstorming, they make sure to take into account any and all upcoming holidays, from Valentine's Day to National Peanut Butter Day. These holidays are great sources of flavor inspiration and a wonderful way to make the cookies of the month seamlessly fit into our Cravers’ lives.
In additional to holidays, it’s even more important to use flavors that are in season! While a pumpkin themed cookie may fly off the shelf during October, it’s not exactly what people naturally crave in the middle of a 90 degree heat spell during July. Using the freshest ingredients is an important part of this process, which means knowing what fruits are in season, what people are naturally craving and how best to appeal to our fans!
Once our chefs have created the flavors, they round up all of the necessary ingredients and spend days mixing doughs in preparation for the big tasting. Once every quarter, the entire Cravory team gathers in the kitchen to sample each and every new creation. At first glance it looks a tad overwhelming, 40 flavors? All in a row?! We move through the flavors together, discussing the consistency, flavor and whether or not we think our Cravers will approve. Once our bellies are on the verge of exploding and we can’t even look at another cookie (at least for a few hours!), we assign the new cookie flavors to specific months. After the cookies are organized into months, we choose the names, take an onslaught of photos and patiently wait until it’s time to debut them!
It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!
Chocolate chips. The tiny morsels of chocolate we all love to love! You find them in your pancakes, muffins, brownies and most of all, your cookies! It’s hard to imagine a time without chocolate chips cookies, but surprisingly enough, it wasn’t too long ago this delicious creation didn’t exist.
Legend tells us Ruth Wakefield, the owner of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, was preparing a batch of her favorite cookies, Butter Drop Do, for her arriving inn guests and discovered she was out of baker’s chocolate. Not wanting to waste the cookie dough she had already mixed together, Ruth chopped up pieces of a Nestle chocolate bar and added the chocolate to her dough. When she pulled the cookies out of the oven, much to her surprise, the chocolate had not melted like her baker’s chocolate, it simply softened in the oven and continued to hold it’s shape. After the first bite, she knew she was on to something. Ruth named these creations “Toll House Crunch Cookies,” and they’re popularity quickly rose around the nation.
The rising popularity of Ruth’s cookies simultaneously increased the popularity of the Nestle chocolate bars. Nestle caught wind of Ruth’s delectable creation and with the most enviable deal in history, Ruth joined forces with the chocolate powerhouse: Nestle printed the Toll House Cookie recipe on all of it’s packaging and in return, Ruth was given a lifetime supply of Nestle chocolate. Yes, please.
Nestle began selling their chocolate bars with a chopping tool included, to encourage their customers to make this popular dessert. In 1941, for the first time ever, they began selling chocolate in the form of morsels (chips) and they never looked back. Nowadays you can find chocolate chips just about anywhere and not only in the original semi-sweet variety. These sweet chips are now available in milk chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter and many more flavors!
Thank you Ruth and thank you chocolate chips for giving us the classic, delicious and timeless cookie we all love so much!