The new cookie shot just may put Ansel Bakery’s infamous cronut — a croissant/doughnut hybrid — to shame. Dominique Ansel sold the first cookie shots today out of his Spring St. bakery, where people waited at least two or three hours just to sample the “shot glass” made out of a thick chocolate chip cookie, layered with a fudge lining, and filled to the brim with organic milk. The fudge lining is key to the cookie not crumbling under the pressure of milk. Ansel is going to be offering his new spin on the classic cookies and milk every day at 3 p.m. as a new after-school snack.
By 3 p.m., a line of customers was wrapped around Thompson St. Ryan Khosvaravi was waiting on line since noon, and was the first to receive a cookie shot. As a longtime Ansel fan, Khosvaravi also remembers standing in line for hours just to get the elusive cronut over the summer.
(Make Ansel's first snack, the cronut, at home with The Daily Meal's recipe.)
“It better be good otherwise there’ll be riots in SoHo,” Khosaravi said. “It’s a great time to be alive because of this cookie.”
Each customer was limited to sampling two cookie shots, some taking the second sweet home to friends and some gobbling down the cookies and milk creation themselves. So was it worth the wait? John Auvaulx came from Eastern Long Island just to sample the cookie shot. All he could do, with a mouthful of gooey chocolate cookie and sweet milk dribbling down his chin, was give a hearty thumbs up.
“You know everyone in New York is about eating healthier, juicing, but when you want to curb that sweet tooth, you gotta come here,” said John Auvaulx. “It was well worth the wait.”
Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi