Craving cookies? These treats can ruin your diet on a daily basis but cookies from Crumbles make addiction seem like a healthy lifestyle. A few simple cookie recipes have transformed into an entire business of flavors and other pastries. Buy gourmet cookies by the dozen (or individually) from a list of everyday flavors as well as special daily treats. Or stop by on a day when brownies, fudge, cinnamon rolls and scones are being made. Fresh. The whole “daily special” model, which limits your selection by the day of the week, is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing in the sense that it’s a throwback to how bakeries used to be by making goods daily so customers can buy ‘em fresh and a curse because . . . well, the images of Crumbles’ scones looked amazing and I arrived one day too early to snag one.
I picked up about a dozen cookies on my visit including the flavors of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Rascal, “Crackle,” Snickerdoodles, Molasses and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip. All of the cookies were soft; a sure sign of daily freshness. There’s no way I can pick just one though. I loved them all but the Crackle was just my style (cookies are all about preferences, you know). A softened, brownie-like texture and taste is covered in confectioners’ sugar, mixing both the sweet and chocolate ingredients for a slightly messy (aka the crumbles) but rewarding cookie.
But if somehow you’re not convinced, and even the excess pastries don’t entice, perhaps Crumbles’ home-made ice cream sandwiches might help you turn a new leaf. Imagine a big, white gob of vanilla ice cream smacked right in between two deliciously addicting cookies.
Crumbles Cookies, 1191-C Magnolia Ave., Corona, (951) 270-2627; www.crumblescookies.com. Mon-Fri, 8am-7pm. Sat, 10am-4pm.