Back in college, Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies was my ultimate place of comfort. I discovered their sweet cookies at their original location on Dixwell Avenue and have been hooked on it ever since.
Six years later, they are now at their new location on 2518 Whitney Avenue and still making the cookies that are truly “out of this world.”
Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies was origininally started by Cynthia Rae, aka Mama Moon Rocks back in 2015. The Moon Rocks website goes into complete detail on her full story on how she create a “cookie that tasted the way she wanted to.” You can read the full story here.
The menu has a huge variety of treats. Their cookie menu has some of the classic flavors, such as chocolate chip, and sugar. However, they have some unique flavors, such as Ugly Salted Carmel, S’mores, Tuxedo, and Key Lime. In addition, to their cookies, you can also get a cookie/cupcake combo and a cookie/brownie combination. Yes, you heard me. You can get a cookie on top of a cupcake – the ultimate treat for those with a sweet tooth. Furthermore, they also offer gluten free and vegan options as well.
And, their cookies are truly delicious, and stand by their slogan of being out of this world. One bite and the cookie literally melt in your mouth. The ingredients are so fresh, and you can tell as you devour the cookie. My personal favorite combination is the vanilla cupcake with an Ugly Salted Carmel Cookie on top. In addition to cookies, their new location offers a variety of coffee and tea as well.
Now, let’s talk about the location itself. I have finally made my way over there a few days ago, and I was blown away. Anyone was has been following the bakery knows that they have gotten their start at their Dixwell Avenue location, and opened a second location on York Street in New Haven. Those locations have since been closed, and they now have moved into Whitney Avenue one. This location is extremely spacious and offers a better parking arrangement than their previous. Cookies are reasonably priced, and service was pretty quick.
In addition to serving cookies on site, Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies is also available on delivery sites such as GrubHub, and has a food truck that serves some of the store’s favorites. What is also unique is that Moon Rocks also offers “cookie baskets” to send to people all across the country. This is such a great idea for those who are looking for “thinking of you” gifts, or college care packages.
Therefore, I can honestly say that their slogan is true – Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies offer cookies that are truly out of this world.