Saturday, December 20, 2014

Did It All for the Cookie

Milk Jar Cookies, your all-purpose Wilshire dessert stop

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Why would an obese old man squeeze down a hundred million chimneys every year?

For a hundred million plates of cookies and milk, of course.
 
It’s exactly that nostalgically perfect combo that Milk Jar Cookies seeks to harness. Husband and wife owners Adam Tiller and Courtney Cowan transformed an old Quizno’s into a pastel country kitchen, with paisley wallpaper and chandeliers made of glass bottles the milkman used to bring.
 
Want a raise? A box of these will butter up the boss. Need to impress a girl? Send some to her office. Want a nap? Take two and call us in the morning.
 
Recipes honor tradition (chocolate chip, cinnamon sugar) and challenge the ice cream flavor hegemony with names like Banana Split and Rocky Road.

Hot-out-of-the-oven tip: Order the baker’s dozen and you get twelve, plus a free one while you’re waiting.
 
Milk comes from Broguiere’s Farm — in glass jars of 2%, 1% or chocolate — plus there’s tea and Handsome Coffee. They also have a cookie-of-the-month club, and coming soon: ice cream sandwiches.
 
Cherry Garcia may or may not be involved.

Milk Jar Cookies milkjarcookies.com
5466 Wilshire Blvd. (at S. Cochran), Mid-City West
(323) 634-9800
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Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Parking: Street
Scene: Local medical and office workers, LACMA-goers
Best bets: Banana Split; Rocky Road
Hot seat: A quiet two-top in the back
Nearby: LACMA; Five Guys; Ramen Jinya

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