Insomnia Cookies Review

Lucy Cohen, News Section Editor

Insomnia Cookies is a nationwide, cookie bakery with its first St. Louis location in the Central West End on North Euclid Avenue. The store, which is designed for the late night cookie craving, opened in October. An additional location is scheduled to open in the Loop mid-January.

Insomnia Cookies is not just an ordinary cookie bakery. What makes this place unique is that, in addition to its storefront operation, it also makes late night deliveries of cookies to its customers.

As I walked in, I was immediately greeted by the sweet smell of freshly baked cookies.  There was no one else in the shop, so I was helped right away. Right away, I noticed the container of cookies behind the glass. There were the traditional types of cookies like sugar cookie and chocolate chunk, but there were also some unusual types like S’mores Deluxe and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup.

I tried the Double Chocolate Mint Cookie, Sugar Cookie and the M&M Cookie. The cookies were still warm as if they had just come out of the oven when they were handed to me.

The favorite cookie was by far the Sugar cookie. The cookie itself seemed a bit under cooked which was perfect. There was still a doughy after-taste. The flavor was spot on with the right amount of sweetness. The Sugar Cookie even smelled fresh. The Double Chocolate Mint Cookie was very chocolatey, and wasn’t as minty as I would have liked. To my surprise, the cookie was a bit crunchy compared to the doughy sugar cookie.

In addition to cookies, Insomnia Cookies also sells ice cream. After I tried the cookies, I sampled some of that ice cream. I sampled the birthday cake ice cream, which had a lot of sprinkles.

Insomnia Cookies has only a three mile delivery radius.  The deliveries don’t start until later in the afternoon and run until 3 in the morning, but the store opens before noon. Next time I don’t want to leave my house and want a late night cookie, I know who to call.