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February 2019 – COTM GOATmeal

  If you have followed us for any amount of time, you know we have a BIG old crush on the city of Boston and so much of what we do is inspired by the city we call home! And being from Boston in the 21st century is largely defined by our championship sports culture. I’ve been a Bruins season ticket holder since the turn of the century and while my favorite team was the last to get their Duckboat parade – I’ve enjoyed them all. It’s always a good time to be from Boston, but it’s best enjoyed during a championship run. I always feel like Boston (which is a small city anyway) goes into small-town mode a little...

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September 2016 Cookie of The Month: Black & Gold

The Black and Gold cookie is our signature cookie.  It's the cookie we started Top Shelf Cookies with.  For those that don't know, I am a LONG time Boston Bruins season ticket holder.  I would bring cookies to my pregame hangout The Fours and it became a routine.  In the summer of 2010, I developed a recipe using a really cool black cocoa and made a dark, chewy cookie with peanut butter chips.  We called it the Black & Gold.  I brought this cookie every game to The Fours.  The superstition grew.  I remember when the Fours facebook page had a post asking if I was bringing the cookies for a much needed win. In the summer of 2011, I...

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March's Cookie of The Month: Short & Stout

Before I was fortunate enough to enjoy collaborations with our friends at Samuel Adams, I did put beer in a cookie just to see if I could.  What is now known as the Short & Stout went through several iterations before it became the cookie it is today! It was more of a cakey cookie rolled in powdered sugar at one point   But now, it's just a nice chocolate stout cookie with white chocolate chips.  So before it goes away for a little bit for summer - it's our item of the month! You can purchase a little St. Patrick's Day Gift for $17.00. We wrap up a dozen of the Short & Stout in it's St. Patrick's Day best and send...

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That Time I Applied for a CrowdFunding Loan...

Warning, this post has little do with with cookies and can be construed as a lot of mushiness.   On the morning after my bachleorette party a few years back, me and a few of my girlfriends woke up in a hotel room in downtown Boston.  As we were putting ourselves together enough to go downstairs for breakfast, my good friend (and now member of the Scoopers Union #656) gave me the best compliment I had ever received.  "You have really nice friends" Wedding stuff lends itself to the ultimate in worlds colliding.  Work friends, family members, softball friends, hockey friends, long time friends, friends' spouses.  Girls can sometimes be catty and mean.  We've all been to a bachleorette party...

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Happy New Year 2016!

It's been hard to keep up with the blog with the last couple months of the year.  Thanksgiving and Christmas will always be our biggest season - but this year we put in the added excitement of a pop up shop at the Boston Public Market with two of our fellow bakers from CommonWealth Kitchen: Third Cliff Bakery & Tia's Cakes and Pastries   If you came by as a fan of Top Shelf Cookies, thanks for coming to find us and if you found us on a visit to the market, thanks for stopping and checking us out. Boston Public Market was a wonderful experience for Top Shelf Cookies.  I was already a huge fan of the concept and a ton of...

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