Eye-opening Insomnia Cookies... Are They as Good as Mine?

Eye-opening Insomnia Cookies... Are They as Good as Mine?

I’m not sure who invented Insomnia Cookies (ever hear of ‘em?), but not only do I wish it were me, I also want to give them a big hug. Honestly, who doesn’t want a nice warm cookie at 2 in the morning after getting home from a fun night out? These entrepreneurial geniuses also had the idea to add ice cream for cookie sandwiches! 

Today there are 155 Insomnia Cookie shops, and most of them are found somewhere near college campuses (more genius). Thank goodness these weren’t around during my college days. I’m sure my favorite cookie from here would be the salted caramel, as an ice cream sandwich, obviously! 


Back in 2008 I actually started a cookie company called “Loopie Doop’s Cookies”. Much like Insomnia Cookies, they were like an addictive drug for many people. Mine were a whopping 7 ounces, and the size of a small plate. The “Triple Threat” was the most addicting. White chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and chocolate chunks were this cookie's attraction! NO ONE could resist them.



Just for old times and the yummy memories I have, I’m sharing my Loopie Doop’s cookie recipe with you in case you don’t have an Insomnia Cookies near you. Note: This recipe has a couple of secrets that I won’t divulge. But the recipe will be one of the best you’ve ever had, even if you are a novice!

Ingredients for 12 cookies (depending on the size) | Multiply by degree of hunger, divide by number of girlfriends!

Loopie Doop’s Cookies

  • 1 cup of butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ¼ cups all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups each of: 
    • white chocolate chips
    • peanut butter chips
    • chocolate chunks 


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°.

Step 2

Combine first five ingredients in a large mixing bowl until smooth

Step 3

In a separate mixing bowl, combine the next four ingredients. 

Step 4

Gradually blend the “dry ingredients” mixing bowl ingredients with the “wet ingredients” mixing bowl ingredients. 

Step 5

When both have the consistency of cookie dough, gradually pour in chips 1 cup at a time. 

Step 6

Put cookie dough on a greased cookie sheet 3 inches aparts from one another (I like to use an ice cream scooper). 

Step 7

Bake for 13 minutes, or until they are golden brown on top, whichever comes first.  


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