My heart is doing pirouettes as I write this. Just look at this beautiful masterpiece that I have put before us. I know your mouth is gaping open at the sight of it. If it’s not, then it must be swallowing saliva because this vegan dessert is a thing of beauty. This is the famous chocolate chip creamie sandwich from Bunner’s Bake Shop, located in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood on Dundas St. West. I am not exaggerating when I say that this cookie sandwich is so effing delicious it makes me want to bus, sub, and run over to the west end bake shop EVERY SINGLE DAY. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but this is quite possibly my most favourite dessert EVER. I know, the unthinkable has happened: my favourite sweets are on the verge of being dethroned. It stomps over ice cream. It squeezes past cake. And cupcakes? Oh, my beloved cupcakes. It pains me to say this, but you are no longer my one and only. You must now share the spotlight – and my heart – with the amazing creamie sandwich.
The chocolate chip creamie is not your ordinary cream-filled cookie sandwich. And the chocolate chip cookies and vanilla frosting are not your ordinary cookies and frosting. This creamie is mondo big and is literally pillow soft, light-as-air, melt-in-your-mouth delightfulness. The chocolate chip cookies look, feel, and taste like a fusion of soft chocolate chip cookies with gingerbread, molasses, cookie dough, and graham cracker crumble all mixed together.
The texture of these cookies is amazing because in appearance they remind you of the delicious crystal-like grittiness of gingerbread and molasses cookies, but in taste they are smooth, soft, and rich. Chewy isn’t even the right word, because they’re not. They are simply SO SOFT. They pull apart amazingly. You can either stuff your face and chomp on this thing in its entirety, or you can revel in its texture like me and break the creamie apart in half (or in thirds or quarters, whatever floats your boat). You can literally SEE the richness and softness of the frosting and cookies as you gently break it in half.
Like I mentioned before in my Bunner’s post during Veggielicious, their frosting is unlike anything I’ve ever tasted. The vanilla frosting is simaltaneously airy and thick, and so full of full-bodied vanilla flavour. So to all cream-filled cookie sandwiches in the world: my apologies, but you’ve been served.
Ashley from Bunner’s was really nice in taking the time to answer my questions about what makes the creamie vegan, specifically. Instead of butter, the cookies are made with coconut oil and a number of vegetable fats, organic sugar, and premium vanilla are used to whip up the delicious frosting. The creamie comes in two forms: chocolate chip (what you see here) and the double chocolate chip (what you see in the first photo here) and are $4.25 each. Although my boyfriend has had the double chocolate chip one twice, I’ve only ever eaten the chocolate chip creamie myself. When I get around to eating the double chocolate one I promise you there will be mouth-watering photos here too 😉 In the meantime…wipe the drool off from your chin and grab yourself one of these!
Bunner’s Bake Shop is a vegan, gluten-free bakery that also offers a number of soy-free options. They are committed to using fair trade, organic, and local ingredients as often as possible in their baked goods. They are located in The Junction at 3054 Dundas Street West, 3 blocks from the intersection of Keele and Dundas West. Bunner’s is just west of High Park Ave. They are open from Monday to Saturday from 10am-7pm, and 12pm-5pm on Sundays.