The Cozy Nook
The Cupcake Selection
The Red Rooster Velvet Cupcake (middle) is colored with beet juice, offering an earthier twist on the traditional red velvet cake.
The standout of the bunch is the Dizzy Haze Cupcake (right): decadent Devil's Food-esque chocolate cake is filled with gooey, hazelnut dulce de leche and topped with boozy, bourbon-soaked candied hazelnuts.
Mantecados (middle), crispy pecan shortbread cookies, coated in powdered sugar, are a nod to Spain, where they are traditionally served at Christmas.
The "A" Train Special (right), a twist on an oatmeal cream pie, is one of pastry chef Deborah Racicot's most inventive offerings. The cookies are made with the African grain, Dana Dahl, in addition to oatmeal, adding extra texture to the cream-cheese filled treats. The cookies are also curry-spiced (a non-pungent Madras curry on our visit) and loaded with chewy dried blueberries in place of raisins.