An Ode to Quick Breads: Sugar Cookies from Michael's Deli

In Ode to Quick Breads, we tell you about all the best muffins, scones, cakes, and cookies in Middletown. This week's edition? The sugar cookies from Michael's Deli


Sugar cookies are seldom memorable. Unlike chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin, which often get by based on their other ingredients, sugar cookies stand alone, resulting in a boring, bland, texture and flavorless number far too much of the time. Not at Michael's Deli on Broad Street in Middletown.

Chris Arena, owner of Michael's, has a real talent in the cookie oven. His chocolate chip is sublime, his peanut butter irresistable, and his oatmeal raisin everything an oatmeal raisin cookie should be, but as far as I'm concerned, the sugar cookie stands out above the rest.

The texture is ezquisite, the crunchy, sugar-topped outside is met with a chewy, melt-in-your-mouth interior. The majority of the flavor is created by the butter and salt content, with out the overload of sweet that is often present in other cookies.

Like all of Michael's other cookies, these guys are never less than 4.5 ounces, and try as you might to resist temptation, it's nearly impossible to put it down after only a few bites.

Regardless of your previous notions about sugar cookies, try the one at Michael's Deli.

Believe me, you'll like it.


Michael’s Deli 

83 Broad Street  Middletown, CT 06457

860- 788-2650


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Karen Swartz January 30, 2013 at 01:10 AM
I had a chocolate chip cookie there yesterday and it was incredible. Crispy outside, chewy inside, buttery and perfect. Best cookie I've had in ages.
Darrell Lucas January 30, 2013 at 01:38 AM
I ordered today a chicken pesto sandwich. ---No pesto?
Cassandra Day January 30, 2013 at 02:25 AM
Really? I took a pilgrimage there after Wes Stuffed Nov. 2012 posting, "This Just In: Matzo Ball Soup in Middletown" (http://patch.com/B-c8mF) and, never having indulged in such soup, ordered it — it was sublime!
Michael's Deli January 30, 2013 at 06:36 PM
You have my sincerest apologies that there wasn't enough pesto on your sandwich yesterday. If you would like to order here again we would be happy to give you 25% off of your next order.


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