Perched in the cake tier right above piles of triple chocolate chip cookies at Tisserie, rests the molasses cookies. These golden rounds of spicy wonder are noticeably thicker than most molasses cookies in this city—coming in at a solid 1/2 inch thick. But instead of breaking in to discover a chewy cookie (as all visual indications would indicate), Tisserie's cookie crumbles apart in the mouth. "Crumble" is employed in the finest sense of the word, and with a nudge of the tongue you're taste buds will be flooded with cinnamon, cloves, and a faint whiff of ginger. Perhaps even a bit of nutmeg. Brown sugar is clearly the dominating ingredient, and because molasses itself has a light hand you end up with a more delicate cookie with a focus on spices.
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