“Hello, my name is Cookies n’ Cream macaron and I will be your new favourite sweet confection. I hail from Petit Thuet and I guarantee that I will be one of the loveliest things sandwiched between two meringue shells you’ll ever lay your eyes and teeth on.” Well, now that the macaron diva has introduced herself to everyone, I’ll take it from here. The Oreo Anniversary Series continues on, folks, with a Cookies n’ Cream macaron. Yes, a MACARON! We’re accustomed to seeing Oreo cupcakes, Oreo cheesecakes, and Oreo cakes in general, but Oreo cookies n’ cream macarons?! When I found out about these during my visit to Petit Thuet on Macaron Day last month, my initial mental reaction was, “are you serious?? Oh my god, cookies n’ cream macarons!” If you love Oreos as well as cookies n’ cream ice cream and chocolates, you need this macaron in your life. I knew I did. Which was why I succumbed to temptation, went back, and basked in the joy of my reunion with the delightful confection.
Even though I didn’t specifically include the “Keys to my Heart” series in the post title, this post is going straight into the vault for being one of the most delicious macarons in the city. There is so much to love about this macaron: the thickness, the sturdiness (the ability of a macaron to hold its shape when being handled and being eaten), the texture, and the flavour. It had body and substance, it didn’t fall apart and disintegrate into my hands while I was eating it, the filling didn’t squish out and play a game of slip n’ slide on me, and it hit the nail on the head in its resemblance to an Oreo ice cream sandwich.
This Cookies n’ Cream macaron from Petit Thuet ($2.20) is EXACTLY like an Oreo and/or cookies n’ cream ice cream sandwich! It’s like an ice cream sandwich mini-me disguised in classy, delicate macaron attire. I couldn’t believe how delicious it was and how the flavour and texture were both executed so well. Case in point: you know how the ice cream filling in an ice cream sandwich has that amazing thick but creamy quality to it that makes every bite SO good? That split second where your teeth bite into it and glide through the cold ice cream in one smooth motion? This macaron has that quality and it actually makes you believe you’re sinking your teeth into a cold, creamy, cookie sandwich dessert because the filling is that incredible. It’s crazy, but it’s true! Not only is it delicious but apparently, it also has magical powers! Furthermore, it stays true to its Cookies n’ Cream name while at the same time staying true to its macaron-ness. You can taste the Oreo crumb and cookie crumbles studded in the creamy macaron filling and the sweet almond flavour in the shells as it melts in your mouth.
Can you imagine how incredible these macarons would be in a bowl of Oreo ice cream? With crushed Oreo cookies? Oh, oh, or on an ice cream cupcake?! Or on an ice cream flavoured theme cake or cupcake? The macaron is wonderful on its own but thinking of other dessert spin-offs is really fun! I don’t know if any other patisserie has a Cookies n’ Cream macaron, but for the time being Petit Thuet is the place to get your sweet fix.
Petite Thuet serves 3 locations in downtown/midtown Toronto:
- 1162 Yonge St. (between Summerhill and Rosedale subway stations, on the west side of Yonge St.)
- 1 King St. West (at the corner of Yonge and King St.)
- 244 King St. East (between Sherbourne and Princess St.)