Sugar Rush: Cookie Plate at ABC Kitchen

Sugar Rush

Your daily dose of something sweet.

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[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

How cute is this? The Cookie Plate ($9) at ABC Kitchen is perfect for sharing, especially in the afternoon, with two seats at the bar and cocktails to match. Start with the chocolate chip cookie, salted just so with nuggets of melted dark chocolate in each bite. Then move on to the tiny, buttery shortbread rounds topped with a dollop of lemon curd. The curd is supple with a sweet-tart finish and just begs for warm scones and a pot of tea. But hurry along, there's an excellent cheesecake accented with honey and paired with kumquats. And for your final bite, split that mallomar right down the middle. It's fluffy marshmallow whispers and a graham cracker base, all coated in dark chocolate—you can't go wrong.

ABC Kitchen

35 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003 (map) 212-475-5829
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