Mexican Chocolate Cha-Chas // Lark Fine Foods // Essex, MA
These Essex bakers call their decadent wares “cookies for grownups,” and while we’ll raise a Oreo-crumb-dusted finger in protest that adults can’t binge like the best sugar-mad kids, we must agree that while storebought sweets work in a pinch, real cookie comfort is rarer. It comes, if not from mom’s homemade, than from the next best thing: these cravable cookies from Lark. Good cane sugar for your sweet tooth, Mexican chocolate and a hit of cayenne to kick things up for yes, your grown-up tastes. They go as good with a beer as they do in a blender with ice cream and milk for a cookie shake.