Cure your college kid’s back-to-school blues with doorstep cookie delivery

Aug 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. ET
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Picture this: It’s 1:30 A.M. on a Tuesday. You’re most definitely fast asleep, yet your child is hard at work, studying for an exam in a college library basement. He or she is fading fast, fighting the temptation to take a nap in the library booths but resisting the urge for fear of being caught by the security guard’s watchful eye. The library’s Starbucks is closed, and sleep deprivation is taking over. How can you possibly help your child out in a situation like this, especially if he or she goes to college in a different city or state?

The answer is simple and actually quite tasty: Insomnia Cookies.

This late-night bakery service is gripping the hearts (and stomachs) of cookie lovers all over the U.S. with its broad range of cookies that can be delivered hot, fresh and right to your doorstep. The company began back in 2003 and has now expanded to house more than 70 storefronts concentrated in the eastern U.S. From the streets of New York to the beaches of Florida, Insomnia Cookies has been satisfying the sweet tooth of cookie lovers for years.

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With the back-to-school season on the horizon, students all over the country will soon be traveling back to their college campuses, ready for another year of all-nighters. Take it from a current college student: Nothing beats a fresh batch of cookies when you’re trapped in the library all night before an exam. The best part? There’s no cleanup required, which is ideal for the busy (oh, and lazy) college student.

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Sure, sending your child their grandmother’s signature chocolate chip cookies in the mail may sound like the perfect way for them to enjoy a little slice of home while at school. But by the time those ooey-gooey cookies make it to your child's dorm or apartment, they just won’t be as fresh as they should be.

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Curious if this company delivers near you or your child’s college town? Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Tallahassee, Florida; and Ann Arbor, Michigan, are just a few of their most popular branches, but you can check out all of their locations on their website. If you don’t live near one of the storefronts, don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered.

The cookie delivery trend has been quickly gaining traction, and there are options virtually everywhere. If you’re in California, you’ve got Cookies & Milk in Sacramento. Located in Colorado? Try The Dirty Cookie in Denver. Or if you or your child live in Texas, check out Tiff’s Treats in Austin. As the drool-worthy photos of these boxes of cookies circulate, the number of cookie delivery services increases as well. A simple Google search will most likely cue up a handful of similar services where you live.

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In honor of the cookie delivery craze, we at SheKnows Media couldn’t resist jumping in on the fun ourselves. We hosted our very own live streaming of an Insomnia Cookies taste test in the offices to celebrate my last day of interning here this summer. Check out our candid responses to Insomnia's most popular flavors like double chocolate mint, chocolate chunk and M&M in the video below.