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Crmbl Cookies delivers the deliciousness

I’ll be honest: I love sweets. I don’t just have a sweet tooth — I have sweet teeth.

So when a coworker showed up in the office the other day with a long pink box covered in fun little doodles and wafting a delicious sugary smell from beneath the lid, I couldn’t deny my curiosity.

It was a box of cookies from the newly opened bakery Crmbl Cookies in Medford. Looking at the generously large cookies lined up neatly in that box like jewels, I knew I just had to visit the place.

Crmbl Cookies is located at 1250 Biddle Road near the old Toys ‘R’ Us store and Si Casa Flores Mexican restaurant. When I pulled in at just after 5 p.m. on a Monday, I was surprised to find the parking lot packed.

I took this to be a good sign.

The bakery was indeed very busy with a long line up to the counter. But based on the aroma of cinnamon and sugar that greeted me upon entering, I didn’t mind waiting. In fact, the line moved rather quickly.

I was surprised to find the bakery so sparely decorated and lacking seating and tables where patrons could enjoy their offerings. The floor is unfinished cement, and everything is white: white walls, white tile counters, white visible kitchen workspaces — with the exception of one bubblegum-pink wall sporting Crmbl’s logo, a cartoonish picture of a chef’s hat and little face beneath.

There is one small bistro table set up outside of the shop, and two benches inside to sit at while you wait for your order, and a tall, narrow counter along one wall to stand at presumably. However, since it was in the path of the line to order, standing there and eating didn’t seem like a realistic option to me. Because of the lack of seating, it was a good thing I had already planned on taking the cookies home to enjoy after dinner.

While waiting in line, I looked for a menu so I could figure out what I wanted before I got to the register, but there wasn’t one. There are two large screens directly behind the registers, one showing their prices per cookie or box option, the other showing videos of various cookies, but I wasn’t sure if those videos were supposed to represent a menu.

When I finally made my way up to the register, I learned that Crmbl’s menu changes week-to-week. Next to the register were six cookies, one of each kind on offer, which serves as their menu. The cookies on offer for the week of Sept. 30 through Oct. 11, were the funfetti, a sugar cookie with rainbow sprinkles mixed in; the “cookies-and-cream milkshake,” a chilled vanilla cookie with creamy cookies-and-cream milkshake frosting; the pumpkin roll, a warm pumpkin cookie topped with cinnamon streusel and cream cheese frosting; the cinnamon toast, a cinnamon cookie with cinnamon crumbles and icing drizzled over the top; the “chilled sugar,” a chilled sugar cookie with pink frosting; and of course, the classic chocolate chip, a warm cookie with milk chocolate chips mixed in.

They all looked so delicious it was difficult to choose.

Crmbl offers a single cookie for $3.75, a box of four cookies for $13, or a party box of 12 cookies for $33. I decided to get a box of four so my family and I could each try a little bit of several kinds. I ended up choosing the funfetti, pumpkin roll, chilled sugar and chocolate chip cookies. The bakery was out of stock of the chocolate chip cookies, but the worker at the register informed me they were baking some up, and that if I was willing to wait they would be out of the oven and ready to go in about 15 minutes. Since basically nothing in the world is better than a fresh chocolate chip cookie, I had no problem with waiting, and sure enough, after about 12 minutes, my order was ready to go.

When it came time to finally eat the large cookies, I split each one up into four pieces. This gave each person in my family a generous sampling of each kind.

We tried the funfetti cookie first, because it had sprinkles, and who doesn’t like sprinkles? The cookie was soft inside, with a buttery, not-to-sweet flavor. The edges were crunchier, almost like shortbread.

The chilled sugar cookie was admittedly not so chilled by the time we ate it, but it was still yummy. The pink frosting on top was thick and creamy with just a touch of cherry flavor to it, which was unexpected but not unwelcome. The cookie itself was soft, moist and fluffy. The flavor of the cookie seemed to be the focus, rather than just the sweetness, which my husband thinks is rare in a sugar cookie, and I am inclined to agree.

The pumpkin roll cookie was definitely one of my favorites. It was super-moist, almost cake-like in its consistency, and at its center, it’s almost gooey, but in a decadently delightful way. My husband and stepson thought the texture was strongly reminiscent of pumpkin pie, once you started to chew. The cookie sports substantial notes of cinnamon and nutmeg that pair nicely with the swirl of cream cheese frosting on top. This cookie was so dense that, for as delicious as it was, I’m not entirely sure I could finish an entire cookie in one sitting — but I’d be willing to try.

Finally, we got to the chocolate chip cookie, which was by far and above the family favorite. The cookie was soft and chewy with nice big chunks of quality milk chocolate mixed in. Every bite is blessed with smooth, creamy chocolate. My husband couldn’t believe how good the chocolate was and how he wished I would have brought home more of this particular kind. My 14-year-old stepson devoured his portion in a blink, which I took to mean he really liked it. It was refreshing to have a chocolate chip cookie with excellent chocolate that wasn’t overly sweet.

I will definitely be visiting this bakery again, probably frequently, knowing my penchant for amazing cookies. Or perhaps, I’ll have them come to me, since the bakery also offers delivery through DoorDash.com. Either way, l can’t wait to try what’s on

The pumpkin roll cookie was definitely one of my favorites. It was super-moist, almost cake-like in its consistency, and at its center, it’s almost gooey, but in a decadently delightful way. My husband and stepson thought the texture was strongly reminiscent of pumpkin pie, once you started to chew. The cookie sports substantial notes of cinnamon and nutmeg that pair nicely with the swirl of cream cheese frosting on top. This cookie was so dense that, for as delicious as it was, I’m not entirely sure I could finish an entire cookie in one sitting — but I’d be willing to try.

Finally, we got to the chocolate chip cookie, which was by far and above the family favorite. The cookie was soft and chewy with nice big chunks of quality milk chocolate mixed in. Every bite is blessed with smooth, creamy chocolate. My husband couldn’t believe how good the chocolate was and how he wished I would have brought home more of this particular kind. My 14-year-old stepson devoured his portion in a blink, which I took to mean he really liked it. It was refreshing to have a chocolate chip cookie with excellent chocolate that wasn’t overly sweet.

I will definitely be visiting this bakery again, probably frequently, knowing my penchant for amazing cookies. Or perhaps, I’ll have them come to me, since the bakery also offers delivery through DoorDash.com. Either way, l can’t wait to try what’s on offer next week.

To learn more about the Crmbl franchise or see what’s on offer weekly, see crumblcookies.com. To reach the bakery directly, call 541-292-5653

The pumpkin roll cookie, top, funfetti, chocolate chip and chilled sugar cookies are all not-too-sweet delicious at Crmbl Cookies in Medford. Photo by Alissa Corman{ }