A place that combines both cookies and cupcakes? It can’t be real. But, it is — and that combination is simply out of this world.

That very oasis is known as Moon Rock Gourmet Cookies, which is located on Dixwell Avenue in Hamden.  You can choose between three different flavors of cupcakes to be the base of the treat. Then, you can put any cookie of your choosing right on top. And they have some amazing options to choose from — you can choose from classics such as chocolate chip to some special flavors such as S’mores and Ugly Salted Caramel cookies.


Upon visiting, I kept it plain and simple — one simply vanilla cookie on top of a vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting. But, let me tell you that there’s nothing plain and simple about that combination. As you bite into it, the cookie just melts into your mouth, and the cupcake is a sponge-y cake that does the same thing. It very much lives up to the company’s promise of out of this world cookies.

Their menu goes way beyond these outstanding cupcakes. You can purchase the cookies as-is, which is always a good option. They also offer delicious brownies, which have a Moon Rock Cookie in the middle, and a 6-inch cake with a cookie right on top. Yum.

While these cookies taste delicious, they are also good for you as well. These cookies are hand-made and have 100 percent natural ingredients. With that in mind, it’s definitely worth the visit, and a great opportunity to treat yourself.

So, if you ever find yourself in the Hamden area, be sure to put Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies into your travel itinerary. I guarantee you that it will be worth it. And if you do, be sure to give the Ugly Salted Caramel cookies a try. They are simply my favorite.



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