The newest, smallest and one of the nicest shops to open up at Essex Street Market is cook book author Dorie Greenspan’s minimalist Cookie boutique: Beurre & Sel.
I’m not sure why, but I was kind of surprised when I walked by last week to see Dorie there handing out free samples of her tasty treats. The cookie I had, was a rich chocolate nut cookie that had an adult level of sweetness and a sophisticated look. It was like a mixture of a shortbread and a chocolate chip cookie.
One of the walls of her shop is filled with tubes of cookies, Dorie gave me a tour of the selection available and the thing that caught my attention were the savory “cookies” . Mostly the shop is manned by her son, but certainly Beurre & Sel is yet another reason to go visit the Essex Street market.
Cookies range from $2 to $3.25 and cookie tubes range in price, but if I remember correctly (and I might not) they start at around $8. For sure stop in and if you are lucky maybe Dorie will be there (and if you have one of her cookbooks you might even be able to get it signed!)