Buttergirl Baking Co

Who you know can affect what you eat.  Well, that’s what happened to Miss Yunks.  Her new friend happens to be friends with the girl behind the ButterGirl Baking Co.  Luckily for Miss Yunks, this means she had the opportunity to taste these local, freshly baked cookies.

Laurelyn Roberts is the mastermind behind ButterGirl Baking Co.  She bakes and runs her business out of her Somerville home.  I had planned to visit her home to taste a sampling of cookies, but then I felt sick and too tired to make my way across town so Laurelyn insisted on bringing the cookies to me.  Well, I certainly would never say no to cookies delivered to my door.  And so the sweet ButterGirl brought me a beautiful variety box of cookies.

She wrapped six varieties for me.  Some cookies were wrapped two together, and some one or three.  I was really excited to try all of the cookies after my friend told me how good they are, and I was especially excited to try the cookies featured on ButterGirl’s home page, the Oatmeal Almond Coconut Chocolate Chip cookie.  What a mouthful! Upon opening this box, I was second most excited to try the Peppermint Chocolate cookie, which reminded me of a homemade oreo.

My prediction was correct as usual; these were my favorite cookies!  I love how you can see every ingredient in the oatmeal cookie.  I don’t even like coconut, but I loved this cookie.  The flavors meld together wonderfully and the texture of the cookie is exactly how I like it, soft and moist yet holds together.  The peppermint chocolate cookie did resemble a homemade oreo, and the extra mint flavor was a refreshing twist.  This cookie was also soft, not hard like a store bought oreo, and broke apart easily.

Check out these ingredients:

Notice how the ingredients in the chocolate are the same ingredients I learned should be in chocolate at the Chocolate and Wine Tasting.  The ingredients are sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, and soy lecithin.  I love that ButterGirl puts the ingredients right on the cookie package.  No hidden chemicals here; these cookies are all natural.

The label also says the cookies are best enjoyed within 72 hours.  I felt obligated to test this.  And, I couldn’t eat all of these cookies in one night.  I ate the cookies for a week and they were the best on the first day, but they were still soft a week later.  That’s an impressive cookie.

The oatmeal cookie just photographs so well! You can actually see whole chocolate chips in there – I have no idea how the chip can retain its shape through the baking process.

The Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookie was also really tasty.  It also had a soft break and wonderful texture to it.  I also sampled the Ginger Spice, Butter Tea, and Flourless Peanut Butter cookies.  Well, BF sampled the peanut butter for me since I don’t like peanut butter.  What a good sport he is.  He had a hard time deciding if this cookie was too soft, or perfect.  He prefers a hard cookie with a crunch to it, so it was a little too soft for him.  But if you prefer a soft cookie and you like peanut butter, this is the right choice for you.  The scent of peanut butter was really powerful.  The ginger spice has the same softness as the other cookies and same texture as the oatmeal.  The flavor was not too sharp and had just right the amount of chewiness.   The butter tea cookie was very unique.  It was unlike all of the others and crumbled easily, like a hard shortbread.  Its butter flavor and sugary outside paired very well with a cup of chai tea.

I feel very lucky to have sampled most of ButterGirl’s cookies.  She also makes brownies and fudge.  The fudge is currently sold at Mystic Coffee in Medford and at Dave’s Fresh Pasta in Somerville.

Which cookie sounds the best to you?

[Full disclosure: cookies were provided free of charge, I was not obligated to review them, and all opinions are my own.]

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6 Comments

  1. FreeFoodBoston
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 1:38 PM | Permalink

    Oh my gosh I want to try every single flavor. I love how thick that oatmeal cookie is. I must get to Dave’s Fresh Pasta stat.

  2. Michelle
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 1:52 PM | Permalink

    These cookies sound awesome! I love that the ingredients are out in the open AND that it is a local business!

  3. Jaime
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 2:26 PM | Permalink

    that shortbread sounds yummy!

  4. MelissaNibbles
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 2:57 PM | Permalink

    Gimme the brown sugar shortbread now.

  5. Megan
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 8:58 PM | Permalink

    These sound delicious! Especially that oatmeal one!

  6. bruce alaimo
    Posted March 30, 2011 at 1:23 PM | Permalink

    They all sound great- but especially the oatmeal almond coconut chocolate chip!!

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