Someone Paid $6,500 for Eight Cookie Shots

Jane Bruce

Would you pay thousands of dolalrs just for a box of cookie shots? Good news is, the money all went to a great cause.

We know that that Dominique Ansel’s invention of a shot glass made from a warm, fudge-lined cookie and filled with milk is genius and delicious, but we definitely wouldn’t pay more than $800 for one. But that’s exactly what happened last night at Cipriani’s on 42nd St. in New York City at City Harvest’s annual “An Evening of Practical Magic” awards presentation, which honors the leaders in the fight against hunger in New York.

Dominique Ansel auctioned off a box of eight of his infamous cookie shots, and the highest bidder ended up paying $6,500 for the sweet prize, approximately $812.50 per pastry. Check out the video of Ansel taking a cookie shot with the winners here. The auction was part of a benefit to raise money for City Harvest, the number one non-profit organization in New York fighting hunger.

During last year’s auction, guests bid on a box of Ansel’s number one popular pastry: the cronut, and raised $14,000 for a box of one-dozen. Hey, at least the winners got to skip the famously-long Ansel’s Bakery line.


Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi