“I like tiny cookies,” said no one ever.
The cookie craze in Manila has hit an all-time high with new cookie concepts redefining the possibilities of where the heartwarming baked good can go. This time around, Manila’s dessert scene has shifted its gears, bestowing upon us a chocolate chip cookie that is larger than life.
Swap your traditional birthday cake with Chef Ollie Isidro’s delectable chocolate chip cookie fashioned into a giant cake! Yes, you heard that right. This confection showstopper is everything a cookie lover has dreamed of and more. Plus, they have another flavor just for chocolate lovers!
Owned by Chef Ollie Isidro, Ollie’s Kitchen has created their unparalleled Celebration Cookie Cakes, which comes in two delectable flavors: Classic Chocolate Chip with Maldon Sea Salt and Quadruple Chocolate.
For the Classic Chocolate Chip with Maldon Sea Salt, Chef Ollie uses both semi-sweet and dark chocolate, and an addition of sea salt to enhance the cookie’s flavors! While the Quadruple Chocolate is made with an explosion of four types of chocolate: semi-sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark cocoa powder.
Fun fact: Salt is an essential baking ingredient to enhance the color, flavors, and improve the texture of your cookie.
8 inches in diameter and 2 inches thick, indulge in this 800-gram cookie cake filled with ooey-gooey goodness, and most importantly, its huge melty chocolate chunks.
If you’re wondering how you can get your hands on this giant cookie cake, Ollie’s Kitchen’s Classic Chocolate Chip with Maldon Sea Salt will be sold for ₱1,200 while the Quadruple Chocolate will be ₱1,400. The Celebration Cookie Cakes are available for pre-order only. To get your order in, DM Ollie’s Kitchen’s on Instagram.
In Case You Missed It: Get Bite-Sized Nostalgia at the Famous Amos Store in SM Maison, Pasay!
As we all know, sometimes, good things come in small packages.
Whether you’re a 90’s baby or not, for sure, there’s a snack or two that’ll remind you of childhood. One such snack – alongside Hansel, Teenie Weenies, and Marie biscuits – is Famous Amos – a crispy, just a tad sweet enough, bite-sized cookies perfect as lunch break dessert or an after school snack.
If you’ve missed these nostalgic sweet treats and can’t get one at the supermarket near you, then why not get your fill straight from the source?
Founded by Wally Amos in Los Angeles in 1975, Famous Amos has become a brand famous for giving us bite-sized, crunchy cookies, packed for on-the-go convenience.
Fun fact: The cookies are actually a tweaked recipe of Wally Amos' aunt, Aunt Della.
Though we can admit that these cookies are good no matter what, nothing beats a freshly baked cookie and Sean Ponce – the man who blessed us with Tsujiri and now, Famous Amos – agrees. And thanks to him, you can now get the freshly baked versions of these delightful snacks right at S Maison, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
Fun fact: Sean Ponce plans to open stores at other malls such as SM North EDSA's The Block, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Place Manila, The Podium, and more soon!
Here’s a sneak peek of some behind-the-scenes at this store:
Aside from surrounding you in the comforting aroma of buttery, chocolatey cookies being baked in the oven, they also offer 8 different flavors you can take home! Here are some of the flavors:
No Nut Chocolate Chip
Double Chocolate Chip Pecan
Chocolate Chip Pecan
Chocolate Chip Macadamia
Aside from those, you can also get Chocolate Chip Pecan, Oatmeal, Butterscotch, White Chocolate Macadamia and Chocolate White Chocolate Chip in a petite amount of 100 grams to a hefty amount of 500 grams.
If you plan to wash down your cookies with a drink, they’ve also got some which go great with your cookies from the classic milk variants to the classic coffee kinds.
Milk + Cookies
Fun fact: You can choose from Fresh Milk, Chocolate Milk, and Cereal Milk.
Coffee + Cookies
Fun fact: You can choose from Americano, Cappuccino, or Latte.
In case you missed the opening of another iconic cookie brand!
Not all cookies are created equal? Want proof? Check out this Oxford cookie shop that serves up chocolate CHUNK cookies!
A shop that began as a small stall in Oxford Covered Market in 1983, Ben’s Cookies is now an established cookie shop with stores in New York, London, Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok, Dubai, Singapore, and as of July 16, the Philippines.
Fun fact: Ben's Cookies was founded by a cookery writer and chocoholic named Helge Rubenstein who named the business after her son, Ben.
Known best for having cookies with chocolate chunks instead of chips, Ben’s Cookies offers up a variety of cookie flavors that all have either white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate cookie chunks. Among their popular and unique flavors are: Milk Chocolate Chunk, White Chocolate & Macadamia Chunk, Double Chocolate Chunk, and even Orange & Milk Chocolate.
Fun fact: Their cookies aren't only baked within the day but they are also soft, ooey, goeey, and no doubt, chocolate-y.
Suddenly crave for some? Well, thanks to Ryan – the franchiser and fan of these cookies after his sister brought it home as pasalubong from Japan and after trying it freshly baked in Bangkok – you can finally satisfy your inner cookie monster by heading on to The Podium.
So, what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to one or a box of Ben’s cookies! And if you’re worried that you might not get the same experience you had in other countries, rest assured, the bakers straight from the Oxford Circus branch are here to ensure you get the same ooey, gooey, goodness you may have had at their other branches.
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Who doesn’t love cookies? Whether they’re chewy, crunchy, moist, or fudgy, cookies are usually the go-to snack to satisfy one’s sweet tooth. While chocolate chip is often the classic choice, we love it when the beloved comfort food is taken to new heights with unique ingredients like marshmallows, macadamias, matcha, and even miso.
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Keep reading to discover which restaurants, cafes, and bakeries serve the most decadent and delightful cookies. Don’t forget to share with us your mouthwatering food shots by tagging us on Instagram @bookyapp and using the hashtag #bookymanila; your photo just might get featured in our next posts!
Scout’s Honor – multiple branches
Scout’s Honor is a craft-your-own cookie concept that takes a modern approach on the classic girl scout cookies. Their hot-off-the-oven signature cookies, monster cookies, cookie tarts are best paired with their homemade flavored milk.
Overdoughs – multiple branches
Known best for offering fried doughnuts, fried beignets, fried cookie dough, and recently, addictive, soft and chewy cookies, Overdoughs is the dessert shop to head on to for some small, and simple sweets that are sure to leave a smile on you and your friends’ faces.
Aside from providing employment opportunities to people who are deaf, Overdough’s also launched the GoOD project: Every time someone buys their cookies, a portion of the sales supports Deaf scholars of College of St. Benilde’s School of The Deaf Education and Applied Studies.
Fun fact: Aside from their usual flavors - Cornflake Cookie, The OD Chocolate Chip, Ube White, and Choco Nutella - they've just released two new flavors that chocolate chunk cookie lovers will adore.
Fluffy Yummy – online
Handled, made and done with love by Chef Kevin Ibert, Fluffly Yummy offers up cakes, financiers, and of course, ooey, gooey, luscious cookies that goes great with coffee, tea, milk, or ice cream.
Fun fact: These cookies are made with premium quality ingredients. And though they say that it must be consumed within 2 days at room temperature, trust us when we say, making it last that long is the least of your worries.
The Wholesome Table – multiple branches
The Wholesome Bakery can be found in all branches of The Wholesome Table. They have a full line of artisanal baked goods and pastries — some of which are nut-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan. Pair their delectable, gluten-free cookies with a glass of homemade cashew milk – call it a batch made in heaven!
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Flour Jar – Las Piñas
Flour Jar is a neighbourhood café + bakery in Las Piñas, specializing in many kinds of desserts such as cakes, cookies, and doughnuts. Their cookies are half baked giving them a soft, gooey center and a golden brown crunchy exterior. They’re available in flavors like Chocolate Chip, Belgian Dark Chocolate, and Coco Mango.
Purple Oven – multiple branches
Purple Oven is a bakery serving savory and decadent baked goods such as tarts, pies, and cakes. They have a number of cookie flavors, including: Reese’s Peanut Butter Chip Cookie, Double Chocolate Chip Cookie, Chocolate Macadamia Cookies, Chocolate Dipped Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and Chocolate Crinkles!
Chili’s – multiple branches
One of the absolute best ways to improve a cookie? Baking it on a cast iron skillet, of course! This list would not be complete without Chili’s famous chocolate chip skillet cookie is warm, gooey, and totally indulgent with it’s topping of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of fudge.
Cookie Bar Manila – Pasig
CookieBar is a pastry shop that specializes in all kinds of cookies! They are best known for their cookie shot glasses but they also make cookie cups, stuffed cookies, edible cookie dough, cookie cakes, and more. They are the official cookie supplier of Commune and Trufa Pasta Bar.
The Bald Baker – online
Cy Ynares is the one-man team behind The Bald Baker. His home-based online bakeshop has a huge following thanks to his soft and chewy cookies. They come in a variety of flavors including Orange Miso, Milo Dinosaur, Black Sesame Matcha, and Ubae 22 – a fantastic ube cookie with hints of coconut that’s made even more special with a topping of creamy vanilla bean cheesecake.
Chocolate Chip Army – online
This online bakery is known for their incredibly thick cookies with badass names. Order their soft, chewy, and chocolatey Triple Threat; gooey, white chocolate-infused Adrenaline; and all-time favorite, cornflake marshmallow chocolate cookie Morphine. They are also the creators of the Campfire Cookie Bomb – a s’mores inspired chocolate chip cookie sandwich!
Golden Cookie – online
Golden Cookie by Diane Gollon is an online shop that started specializing in premium soft baked cookies. Flavors include Red Velvet, Salted Caramel, S’mores, Brookie, Reese’s Peanut Butter, and White Chocolate Almond among others. You can even call ahead for custom orders!
Orders are accepted
View their Instagram account
Tochi Desserts – Salcedo Village
Tochi is the dessert shop inside Japanese restaurant, Ikomai. The Salcedo Village sweet stop offers cookies with flavors ranging from salted macadamia, espresso, matcha, peanut butter, and double chocolate chip.
Eric Kayser – multiple branches
The French artisan boulangerie’s chocolate chip cookies are fudgy and chewy with a crisp bite – you won’t be able to stop at just one! They have them in white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and dark chocolate oatmeal.
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Mo’s Cookies – Power Plant Mall
Known for offering bigger-than-your-palm chocolate chip cookies and other flavors of ooey, gooey cookies, at Mo’s Cookies, you’re sure to get your sweet tooth satisfied. Read our full feature on them here.
Fun fact: You can still get their cookies at the Mess Hall from Monday to Friday, 11 AM to 5 PM.
View their website
Power Plant Mall
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