December 21, 2011

Quebecois Cookies

Picture it: The roaring nineties. McGill University. A young Amy Rosen and her friends make routine 1 a.m. pit stops at the Monsieur Félix & Mr. Norton cookie shop on rue Ste. Catherine in Montreal. Relationships are forged and friendships ended over the gooey goodness of Milk Chocolate Chunk and Menage-A-Trois cookies, warm from the oven.

The 1990s eventually ended and oversized sweatshirts and sweatpants fell from fashion, thus late night/early morning cookie runs ceased to exist. Still, to this day we all have fond recollections of those magical, melting cookies.

Good news alert! This month the Montreal-based Monsieur Félix & Mr. Norton made their original recipe cookie dough available in Ontario at Sobeys for $7. Each 500 gram container has about 20 frozen ready-to-bake cookie dough balls prepared at a kosher Canadian plant. All it takes is eight minutes from freezer to oven to mouth (after a few minutes of cooling time, if you’re smart).

Let me tell you, we tried these at work and everyone went absolutely crazy for them. They taste exactly like they did way back when.

A delicious taste memory made anew! Pick up a few containers for holiday baking this week!

For more sweet ideas, see our Holiday Cookies & Squares guide.

Photo credits:
1-3. Monsieur Félix & Mr. Norton