At City Bakery the hot chocolate and the pretzel croissant share top billing, and deservedly so. But there are many other treasures to unearth, like the plain and simple peanut butter cookie. It tastes of peanut butter, flour, butter, just a touch of sugar, and just enough salt.
At 75 cents, it is truly one of New York's great food bargains. It's not a big cookie, but it doesn't need to be. Treat yourself to a $2 shot of City Bakery hot chocolate and one of these cookies, and you can dip the cookie into the molten deliciousness of the hot chocolate until the cookie is all gone. So much pleasure can be yours for less than $3. My kind of snack.