Grace Cookies: Guilt-Free Home-Baked Goodies

Grace Cookies: Guilt-Free Home-Baked Goodies 

When in Manila and looking for a guilt-free treat, try Grace Cookies by Leslie.

It’s nice to go back to basics once in a while. Forget cronuts and cupcakes for a moment and indulge in one of the most convenient baked goodies that we all loved when we were younger: cookies. These small, round, chewy treats are the perfect snack when you’re in the office or at home, catching reruns of your favorite shows.

But many people are scared of cookies: those on a diet. 

If you’re watching your weight and have a sweet tooth, I highly recommend the oatmeal cookies from Grace Cookies.

Grace cookies - oatmeal raisin cookies

Oatmeal cookies are healthier alternatives because they contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Despite their sugar and fat content, they’re still better than a bowl of ice cream or candies. Because I’ve been trying to eat healthier over the past 3 weeks and want my sweet fix, these oatmeal cookies couldn’t have come at a better time. 

Grace Cookies are awesome home-baked goodies. Munching on these yummy, chewy cookies will bring you back to when your mom used to prepare snacks for you after school. I had a long day when I got my boxes of cookies so I was excited to try them at home.

Grace cookies inside the box

One box contains 14 pieces of medium-sized cookies. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that “medium-sized” actually meant large. The price (P150 per box) is definitely worth it. See how many choco chips are there? If you dig chocolate like me, it’s like seeing a golden ticket inside Charlie’s chocolate bar.

Grace cookies - chocochip oatmeal cookies

There are two variants: chocolate chip and raisin cookies. You won’t be able to tell them apart at first glance because they both have the same size and texture. Most importantly, they both look tempting.

Grace cookies - cookie cut in half

Grace Cookies aren’t like the ones you find in most stores

These oatmeal cookies are not hard like the ones you typically buy at the grocery. They are crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.

You can tell that they are baked fresh at first bite. And if you break it in half, you’ll see just how generous the chocolate chips serving is. The oatmeal bits are very distinct. Know that these are not bland oatmeal flakes. They’re sweet and penetrate the taste buds. Some may find these a little too sweet but that shouldn’t be an issue if you’ve got a sweet tooth.

Grace cookies - dip it in warm choco

Did I say I love chocolate? That’s why I made a glass of warm chocolate and dunked one piece ala Oreo.

 Grace cookies - cookies with a glass of warm chocolate

Grace Cookies is owned by Leslie Vergara. It’s the result of her lifelong passion for baking and the need to find an additional source of income. Since she’s been busy baking with her dad when she was a little girl, finally setting up the small business in September this year came easy. Even without formal training, she bakes awesome and delicious oatmeal cookies. This goes to show that passion matters a lot when running a business.

She bakes the cookies at home during her free time, which is why you must place order 1 to 5 days before you want them. Each box contains 14 medium-sized cookies and only costs P150.

Grace cookies - oatmeal choco chip cookies

Customers can order via her Facebook page, Home-Baked Cookies by Leslie, or through text, 09152104167.

Because she works during the day, Leslie can only arrange meetups in Ortigas or SM Taytay (for now) during lunch or after work hours. Plans for new variants are already on the works to meet the demands since Christmas is just around the corner.

In case you’re wondering about the name, Grace Cookies is derived from Leslie’s second name. It’s also her way of  uplifting the spirits of anyone who bites into her chewy cookies. Grace, for her, is spreading good will. And that’s exactly what she’s going to do on December 6 and 7 at the Walk in Love Bazaar to help victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

Grace Cookies is accepting donations of flour, eggs, oatmeal, raisins, chocolate chips, and other ingredients. She’ll then bake cookies that she’ll sell at a bazaar in Pasig City. You can get more details in her Facebook page.

When in Manila during these dates, drop by Gen. Lim Street at San Antonio Village in Pasig and help out. Not only will you taste one of the best oatmeal cookies in the metro, you’ll also be extending help to those who are facing the toughest time in their lives.

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Contact numbers: 0917-8627335; 0915-2104167



Grace Cookies: Guilt-Free Home-Baked Goodies 


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