Cappellino's Crazy Cakes

subject: Cappellino's Crazy Cakes
take-out vehicle: wax paper bags
cost: $3.15

If I had to guess, I would say that, in response to the question "What does the letter 'c' stand for?", the proprietors of Cappellino's Crazy Cakes would probably respond with "cupcakes." That is, after all, for what they're largely known. They would, however, be wrong.

The letter "c," for those who didn't learn in their childhood, is for "cookie," and they are for what Cappellino's Crazy Cakes should be known. Why? Because they're damn frickin' tasty.

Today, I had three cookies: a peach cobbler cookie, a snickerdoodle, and a chocolate chip cookie.

I got the peach cobbler cookie because I had never before heard of such a thing. Made with dried peaches, walnuts and cinnamon, it was kinda like a chunky oatmeal cookie, except with dried peaches instead of oatmeal. And, at about .75 inches high and 3 inches across, It wasn't insubstantial either. It was dense, chewy, sweet but not overly so, and almost tasted like a bad peach cobbler. This is not an insult. It was a good cookie; the peach flavor stood out especially. It just didn't taste like peach cobbler, which is fine, because it wasn't.

The snickerdoodle was one of the best I've ever had. Like a cinnamon-sugary cloud of wonderfulness. It was light, airy, chewy...it was, in every way, what a no-chocolate-having cookie should be.

Which brings me to the chocolate chip cookie. Holy crap. That's all i can say. Just go, right now, and eat one. Or four. It's worth it.

No seriously, right now.


  1. You MUST MUST MUST try their apple harvest cookies when they have them. As well as their Italian pignoli cookies - it's Dotty's father's recipe (they're from Pittsburgh) and delish. She makes a fig cookie that to die for as well...love me some Cappellino's - they're cupcakes are damn good too......and so CHEAP!

  2. i'll have to give those a try. thanks.