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Insomnia cookies keep you wanting more

Insomnia Cookies presents a mixed batch

Located in a small shop on the side of O St., a new cookie store is on the rise, Insomnia Cookies. The growing chain is beginning to pop up around campuses and cities throughout the United States to provide locals with a fun treat. We decided to try and test out the hype around these cookies. In total, we tried three classic cookies, one deluxe cookie, and one deluxe dessert. These were the Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter Chip, Snickerdoodle, S’mores and Chocolate Chunk Blondie.

When we entered the small store front, we were immediately put into a world of purple. The bell rang when we entered, and an employee came from the back to take out order. She then told us she would bring the cookies out while we waited. There was one single table, which unfortunately lacked the space to even fit a cookie. After about ten minutes of waiting, our freshly baked cookies arrived.


The first cookie was the classic Chocolate Chunk cookie. The first thing we noticed was the oddly thin, somewhat small size of the cookie, and messy display. Though the presentation missed, the cookie itself was a slam dunk. The gooey texture and melted chocolate allowed for an extremely pleasant tang. The only note would be that the cookie only seemed to incorporate a few large chunks of chocolate, which made it hard to get a taste of the chocolate in every bite. Altogether, the cookie receives a 4/5 stars, losing points for presentation and portioning.

Moving along, we tried the classic Peanut Butter Chip cookie. This cookie was disappointing to say the least. Similar to the Chocolate Chunk, the presentation was weak and the cookie was extremely thin. The flavor of the cookie was lost in the overwhelming amount of peanut butter, and the cookie itself lacked any real taste. It felt like we were just eating a spoonful of peanut butter. To the cookie’s credit, we are not the biggest peanut butter fans, so the sizable amount of peanut butter may be perfect for a peanut butter lover. Overall, the cookie would be a 2/5 for its small portion and overbearing taste.

The last classic cookie was the Snickerdoodle. Despite its small size, the cookie was packed with an intense flavor of cinnamon and nutmeg. The cookie had a crunchy outside with a buttery, chewy inside, and it would be easy to eat a few of these treats. In closing, we give theSsnickerdoodle a 5/5.

When we advanced to the deluxe S’mores cookie, our expectations were blown away. The cookie was thick and of considerable size, with a chocolate base, gooey marshmallow, and pockets and bits of graham crackers. The cookie had a perfectly balanced taste and each bite was warm and chewy. Personally, our favorite part was the marshmallow bits, which helped even out the taste of the chocolate. All in all, this cookie was a 6/5, as it surprised and surpassed our expectations.

Lastly, we ended with a deluxe Chocolate Chunk Blondie. The Blondie was underwhelming, to say the least. While the taste was satisfactory, it was extremely undercooked. It was a challenge to even break a bit off, as it would melt in your hand. The top of the Blondie was deceiving, because of its golden, crispy look. Despite its limited texture, the chocolate chips saved the dessert, as it added a more solid and satisfying taste. In total, this cookie would be a 3/5, due to its quality flavor, but insufficiently cooked consistency.

In conclusion, Insomnia Cookies is a hidden treat inside of Georgetown. The store’s increasing success is incredibly deserved, but as they grow in size, we hope they begin to improve their quality.

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