Mary Ann McCormick (right) and Nicole Nordensved started this gourmet cookie business after a guest raved about their chocolate refrigerator cookie, called the Cha-Cha, that’s infused with a surprise chili pepper spice. Now the mother-daughter duo makes a whole line of cookies, some spicy, some savory, all geared for the grown-up palate.
Mary Ann sent us some samples after she saw Daily Grommet on the New England news show Chronicle. Now we’re hooked. Lark has a flair for combining unusual ingredients to create treats that are both sweet and savory, like rosemary-seasoned shortbread dusted with sea salt, or the Polenta Pennies laced with lemon and raisins. You can choose a sampler pack with three or six varieties, then prepare to indulge. You’ll find Lark’s treats are never too sweet, and they pair just as nicely with tea, milk or a glass of wine. Your taste buds will thank you.