May 28, 2024 - News

Cookie Plug brings giant hip-hop treats to the Valley

A horizontal box containing seven cookies lined up side by side.

Cookies from Cookie Plug. Photo: Jeremy Duda/Axios

If you like thick cookies with a side of hip-hop, you need to check out Cookie Plug as soon as possible.

The big picture: The national chain of hip-hop-themed cookie shops recently moved to Arizona, with locations in Tempe, Tucson and north Phoenix, near the old Paradise Valley Mall.

  • Another location is planned for Ahwatukee.

Zoom in: These things are the size of hockey pucks. This isn't just a cookie — it's a challenge.

  • They've got a handful of regular items, which includes a few keto-friendly options, along with a monthly featured flavor.
  • The more you buy, the cheaper they are, so you've got an incentive to get a variety.
  • For the best cookie experience, they recommend heating them in the oven or microwaving them for 12-15 seconds.

Best bites: I went with a box of seven — hey, I had to get a couple for my kids — so I could try as many as possible.

  • The Fruity Pebbles-filled Bam Bam delivers just what you'd expect, the strawberry cheesecake-flavored Pink Elephant was everything I'd hoped it would be, and the Snooperdoodle was a tasty, extra thick take on the traditional snickerdoodle.
  • The Purple Haze, a purple cookie with white chocolate chips, was unique and delicious.
  • But nothing beat the Firecracker s'mores cookie, which was gooey and incredible after being heated up in the oven.
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