Since moving to Kansas Laura and I have been in search of the best food in a few different categories. One area of great importance to Laura is where she can get the best cookie in Kansas City. After trying out every place in town we can confidently say that the best cookie in Kansas City is Connie’s Cookies located on Metcalf avenue just north of 95th street near MicroCenter and Borders. Runner up is Blue Chip, don’t bother with 3 Ladies and an Oven.
Laura first learned of Connie’s during the Summer Olympics when the Vos’ hosted a Gymnastics watching party (I assure you I did not attend this “sporting” event, Laura did.) to root on Shawn Johnson (there is a butter statue of her in Iowa, weird place). At the party were Connie’s Cookies which Roxie, Renae and Julie had been raving about. Laura came home and couldn’t tell me who won the gymnastics, but described every detail of some cookie she ate. A day later she drove to Connie’s Cookies and bought a box herself. We’ve been hooked ever since. They are simple iced sugar cookies and yet uniquely better than any cookie I’ve ever tasted.
Today was a special day for Laura though. We went into Connie’s to get some cookies as a gift and while we were there asked if we could take a picture as we’ve been meaning to blog about this for awhile. We took a picture and the owners Julie and CIndi invited Laura behind the counter to learn how to ice the cookies. It was like she ran into a famous singer, actor or athlete for Laura to be able to do this. To understand better you must know that Laura has been trying to ice cookies like Connie’s for some time. In fact when discussing this with Sarah it was decided that they must have a machine that does the icing. No machine, just the world’s greatest cookie-icer. She ices 1200 cookies a day and has a brace on her wrist to prove it. Below are more photos of Laura’s best day ever. Notice her face when they tell her she can keep the cookie she iced. Anyway if you have not tried these cookies yet quit wasting your time and go grab a box of them. Best served with a tall glass of milk. Follow link to see Laura learn to ice a cookie.
Laura with the World’s Greatest Cookie Icer
How it should turn out
Step by Step Instructions
Giving it a go
Laura learning she would get to keep the cookie she just iced. Girl behind her turns to see what all the fuss is about.
Posing with Famous Baker
These are the ones you’ll want to buy. $7.50 for six and totally worth it!