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Village Pointe’s “Goodly Cookies” exceeds expectations


Photo credits to Brielle Wilson

The first cookie I tried was the Big Cinnajon. This cookie might not look like much, but it did not disappoint.

Brielle Wilson, Staff Reporter

If you visited Village Pointe recently, you may have noticed a new shop wedged between Pandora and Scheels. A frequent Village Pointe visitor myself, I decided to sample Goodly Cookies as soon as it opened. Although I had low expectations, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the cookies.

On June 4, Goodly Cookies had its grand opening. The shop was very hard to miss, as the entirety of the front wall was made of see-through glass. When I pulled open the door, I was immediately hit by the smell of fresh-baked cookies.  A large digital menu sat on the left wall and racks of cookies lined the back of the shop.

The menu contained seven different kinds of cookies, and the unique flavors made it difficult to choose. I ended up purchasing a four-pack. The cost totaled up to $10.99, meaning each cookie was about $2.75 each. For the thickness and size of the cookies, I found this price to be reasonable. 

In relation to the atmosphere of Goodly Cookies, my only complaint was the small amount of space inside. Many days, there would be a line of people leading outside due to the lack of room to stand in the shop. There were also no tables or places to sit, which was inconvenient as the wait times varied. 

The first cookie I tried was the Big Cinnajon. This cookie might not look like much, but it did not disappoint. It was somewhere between a cinnamon roll and snickerdoodle cookie. Crunchy on the outside and doughy on the inside, the Big Cinnajon had the perfect texture. The cookie was surprisingly thick, and was filled with cinnamon swirls. Overall, the Big Cinnajon surpassed my expectations. 

The next cookie I sampled was the Chocolate PB Love. If you enjoy peanut butter and chocolate, this cookie is for you. As for the texture, the cookie was warm and soft. It also was filled generously with melted peanut butter chips. Chocolatey and sweet, it had many similarities to a Reese’s cup.  This flavorful cookie is a must-try when visiting Goodly Cookies. 

To follow, I tried the Brookie. This cookie was not my favorite. As the name suggests, it was supposed to be half chocolate chip cookie, half brownie. Although, upon receiving the cookie, I found that the majority of it was brownie, with only a small part of the latter. This wouldn’t have bothered me much, but the brownie portion noticeably lacked flavor. In addition, the cookie was hard and crunchy. Although the Brookie’s appearance was decent, the flavor was unsatisfactory.

Last, but definitely not least, I sampled the regular chocolate chip cookie. The quality of it was surprising. Simple but flavorful, it had the perfect consistency. The cookie had a generous amount of melted chocolate chips throughout. The entirety of the inside had a borderline doughy texture, which added to the sweet flavor. Thick and rich, it’s worth the price. If you are hesitant to try a new flavor, I highly recommend this cookie.

Although surprisingly underrated, I definitely think this cookie shop is worth trying. The variety of flavors and remarkable quality makes this shop stand out. Conveniently placed with reasonable prices, Goodly Cookies is a must-have for dessert lovers.