Midnight Cookie Co. specializes in late-night craving satisfaction delivered to your doorstep, courtesy of smartphone apps. It opened locations in Edmonds and Everett this year. (Ben Watanabe / The Herald)

Midnight Cookie Co. specializes in late-night craving satisfaction delivered to your doorstep, courtesy of smartphone apps. It opened locations in Edmonds and Everett this year. (Ben Watanabe / The Herald)

Cookies delivered to your door, even late, in Edmonds, Everett

Midnight Cookie Co. cashes in on the convenience craze through delivery apps.

EVERETT — When the sweet tooth hits and there’s nary a candy bar, chocolate chip or spoonful of ice cream in sight, Midnight Cookie Co. is the answer.

The Seattle-based company expanded this year with locations in Edmonds and Everett. Both spots were a matter of good timing and logistics, bakery manager and co-founder Adam Furukawa said.

In Edmonds, the company took over a former espresso stand at 9643 Firdale Ave., and opened in January. It’s a ways from the main drags and draws in town, but Furukawa said when the location became available, it was too good a deal to let pass. Plus, that fit in with their flagship store in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, and continued with the spot in Everett off Everett Mall Way that launched in April.

“We’re kind of off the beaten path,” Furukawa said of the company’s locations.

There are cookies aplenty at bakeries, bodegas, corner markets and grocery stores. But Midnight Cookie thrives on bringing its indulgences to customers with a few taps on their smartphones or a phone call. It’s something he enjoys after a long shift and trusts that others do, too.

“I can sit on my couch and have food brought to me,” Furukawa said.

That’s the delicious, lazy beauty of it all. Whereas someone who planned for their cravings would go to the grocery store and pick up a bin of cookies for the same price as six from Midnight Cookie Co., these get delivered through a smartphone app. No need to leave the comfort of your home.

Midnight Cookie Co. offers 13 varieties of cookies, everything from chocolate chip to s’mores, a seasonal chef’s special and vegan, that range between $1.75 and $1.95 each. All are baked at its production center at the Everett location. (Ben Watanabe / The Herald)

Midnight Cookie Co. offers 13 varieties of cookies, everything from chocolate chip to s’mores, a seasonal chef’s special and vegan, that range between $1.75 and $1.95 each. All are baked at its production center at the Everett location. (Ben Watanabe / The Herald)

Each spot offers 13 cookie options. Furukawa said chocolate chip, cookies and cream and snickerdoodle are the most popular, in mixed orders of a half dozen or a dozen.

On a recent night, I ordered six for a couple of friends and me to indulge in. We mostly stayed with traditional types: chocolate chip, M&M, oatmeal chip, peanut butter chunk and snickerdoodle. The only special choice was a s’mores cookie.

Each was soft and chewy, sweet but not cloying, and large enough that we opted to divide and conquer rather than stake claim to an entire one.

“What’s not to love?,” my friend Taylor Johnson said. “It isn’t often you come across a place to satisfy all your cookie needs in one location — baked to perfection, great variety.”

I also bought a box at the shop that had a mystery collection of day-olds. Of the dozen in there, I showed incredible willpower and ate only one, a peanut butter chunk that was superb. The rest were shared with some of the hard-working teachers at Evergreen Middle School.

At either $1.75 or $1.95 each, depending on the cookie, the price is high compared to what that will buy at the grocery store. And there is a delivery service charge through either app, and it never hurts to tip the person who brought you the goods.

But you’re paying for convenience, simple ingredients, labor and a sizable cookie.

The Everett location also serves as the production center. Watching Furukawa assemble one batch, he dumped flour, eggs, vanilla and crushed up chocolate into the commercial-size mixer.

Just like mom used to make — except scaled up for a hundred cookies instead of the baker’s dozen.

“We don’t have trade secrets; just cookies, man,” Furukawa said.

For about $17, six cookies were brought to our doorstep within 25 minutes. So you’re definitely paying for the convenience, but that’s the point.

If cookies aren’t enough or just won’t satiate the night bites, there’s Full Tilt Ice Cream pints, Lighthouse Roasters coffee, 2 percent, chocolate, skim and whole milk (for whatever maniac needs whole milk to wash down a cookie), Coca-Cola products, and munchies such as Hawaiian Chips.

One of the catches for UberEats delivery is a roughly estimated 3-mile radius. That covers near Boeing and Paine Field, Casino Road, Lake Stickney, Lowell, Madison-View Ridge, Mill Creek, Pinehurst and Silver Lake. Anyone outside the area can still get them delivered, but be prepared for a higher delivery charge.

For everyone else who, like me, often finds themselves unprepared for when the night bite strikes, just tap your Midnight Cookie order and wait for the treats to arrive.

Ben Watanabe: bwatanabe@heraldnet.com; 425-339-3037. Twitter: @benwatanabe.

If you go

What: Midnight Cookie

Where: 9643 Firdale Ave., Edmonds; 607 SE Everett Mall Pkwy., Suite 8, Everett

When: 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Edmonds; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Everett

More: 206-542-7994 (Edmonds) or 425-405-3670 (Everett) or www.midnightcookieco.com

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