(picture courtesy of the Great American Cookies facebook page)
The cookies are finally coming out of the oven! Great America Cookies officially opened for business in the Miller Hill Mall yesterday. The sweet smell of freshly baked cookies has now returned to the Miller Hill Mall. If you haven't tried one of their cookies then you are missing out!
The company started back in 1977 when Michael Coles and Arthur Karp invested $4,000 dollars to start a business that sold gourmet cookies. These weren't just any gourmet cookies however, these cookies came from an old family receipe passed on to Karp by his grandmother. The first store opened in Atlanta and today there are over 300 stores in the U.S., primarily in the Southeast. In fact, the Miller Hill Mall location is only the second location in Minnesota; Mall of America was the first and continues to operate today. And just incase you didn't already know, GAC is owned by the same company that owns Pretzelmaker (which already operates a store in the Miller Hill Mall food court), which could explain why the Miller Hill Mall location was prioritized. Many people seem to think the GAC is the same thing as Mrs. Fields... and to be honest.. they are actually quite similar. In fact, GAC was owned by Mrs. Fields in 1998, but don't pass them up because you feel like you've already had a cookie like theirs before. From first hand experience at a location in Georgia, we can tell you that they are absolutely delicious.
So what are the delicious cookie types offered?
Original Chocolate Chip
Original Chocolate Chip with M&Ms
Peanut Butter with M&M’s
Peanut Butter Supreme
White Chunk Macadamia Nut
Chewy Chocolate Supreme
Chewy Pecan Supreme
Oatmeal Walnut Raisin
It doesn't get much better than that! And yes... they do offer giant cookies for every event you could possibly need one for! The store also sells fudge brownies that came in flavors such as Cheesecake and German Chocolate. The new store is located next to Best Buy Mobile in the space that formerly housed Verizon Wireless and is open during normal mall hours.