Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Survival Kit

In Houston, we all know how important it is to be prepared for hurricane season.  The City has published a comprehensive preparedness guide at this link

But we like our survival kit better! 
Visit our bakery at 5330 Weslayan Street to purchase one for $15.  It includes 11 cookies and a bottle of water!  You can also order online for pick up at a later date.

My Table Culinary Awards

"My Table" is Houston's premier "foodie" magazine.  I've been a subscriber for years.  I love knowing the "inside track" on food trends in Houston.  Every year they sponser culinary awards to highlight the best food and service that Houston has to offer.  And Michael's Cookie Jar was nominated for a new category called "Favorite Sweets/Ice Cream."  We love to have your vote!  It's easy.  Simply go to and it takes about three minutes to vote for us and all the categories. 

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mocha Moon Cookie

One of the most popular cookies we've sold at the bakery has actually been a "cakey cookie" called the Black & White cookie.  Ours is made with vanilla cake and iced with vanilla buttercream and chocolate ganache.  They really melt in your mouth and satisfy your sweet tooth.

The Black & White originally comes from New York City, so we thought Houston should have it's own version.  Hence, we came up with the Mocha Moon Cookies.  It's made with chocolate cake and iced with coffee buttercream and chocolate ganache.  We also soak the cookie with a little coffee simple syrup.  It's definitely a grown up taste!