Okay, Micaela, here you are. Here’s your post about Eileen’s, as requested!
Eileen’s Cookies is a chain of stores around here (Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Kansas, Oklahoma). There are several in our area. I first discovered this dame when I worked at Alegent Health, just after moving back to Omaha. (I say “back” though I have never actually lived here before. But you probably already know that.) Someone in the office brought them in and I was hooked! I bought a couple dozen as office treats on my birthday. Reminiscent of bringing birthday treats to school for your classmates.
There are lots & lots of varieties of cookies at Eileen’s. My favorite will always be the classic Monster Oatmeal cookie. What can beat a dense, chewy, M&M-filled, handheld treat like that?! Nothing. I can assure you.
However, if you continue to assert a desire for something other than pure perfection, there are several other options available to you. (Though completely unnecessary. Can you tell how I feel about this yet?!)
- Chocolate Chip
- Chocolate Chocolate Chip with Walnuts
- Monster Oatmeal
- Oatmeal Raisin
- Oatmeal Scotchies
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
- Peanut Butter
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
- Macadamia Nuts with White Chocolate Chips
What? So I’m biased. Sue me. No, wait. That’s what you read this blog for! My own personal bias. So there it is. And I think even Eileen agrees with me. I mean, on the picture you can see that the Monster Oatmeal is singled out.
For a sweet treat, you can’t beat Eileen’s. However, your pocketbook will feel lighter after. I mean, cookies are pretty cheap to make. But I don’t make Monster Oatmeal cookies (even though I probably could), so there’s that. And the cookies are a better deal when bought in a dozen pack. These are smaller than the ones sold singly. So I usually buy an extra special single for myself when I buy a pack. That’s how I roll.
They also do special decorated cookies and giant decorated cookies for special occasions.
And did I mention that my nephew won a coloring contest at Eileen’s a few years back because his extra awesome aunt picked up a page for the budding young artist? Eileen’s was already tops in my book but that sent me over the edge.
To top it off, Eileen is a real, live homegrown Nebraska gal. How fun is that?