When cravings strike for freshly-baked cookies dunked into a cold glass of milk, you either head to the grocery store for those tubed numbers or roll up your sleeves to bake from scratch, which, after midnight in particular, seems ill-advised. Sensing a vacancy in late-night cookie delivery methods, Brooklyn Kolache has launched a new evening service for getting warm cookies into your mouth as quickly as possible with as little work as possible on your end.
Partners in business and in life Autumn Stanford and Dennis Mendoza—who also run Filipino/Texas taco spot Swell Dive—recently began Bake Sale BK, a delivery-only side business offering eight different types of cookies plus milk and a savory pepperoni roll.
"We started talking about doing late-night cookies. And nobody was really doing it in North Brooklyn," Stanford explained to NPR when the business launched. "So we were playing around with names, and somebody said Bake Sale. And I thought, well, a bake sale is a fundraiser. And so we started looking at different fundraising components, and that's how it all came about."
Ten percent of the sales from the business will be donated to Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, a community organization that's now the largest food bank in Brooklyn.
Roni Rolls (Autumn Stanford)
Thursdays through Sundays, Bake Sale will delivery their goodies via Postmates evenings and late nights. Cookies ($2.50 each) come in flavors including Classic Chocolate Chip, a Monster Cookie with oatmeal and M&Ms, and an Ube Crinkle inspired by Mendoza's Filipino heritage. One could also order a box of assorted cookies for (six for $12 and up to 18 for $27) with pints of Battenvkill Valley Creamery Whole or Chocolate Milks or Texas favorite Topo Chico Mineral Water (Stanford is from Austin).
For now, the sole savory option is a pizzeria-style Roni Roll ($4.50), a sweet garlic roll filled with pepperoni and provolone cheese. Stanford says there are plans to roll out more "savory munchie items" soon.
Insomnia Cookies was one of the first to try out the cookie delivery method, and there are still some locations, though none currently operate in Brooklyn.
Bake Sale BK operates Thursdays 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Sundays 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Delivery zones include all of North Brooklyn; check Postmates for availability.