Food & Drink

Get Your Cookie On at Sweet Sensations Pastry

A Sweet Ravenswood Bakery

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All this talk about bikini season made us hungry.

So naturally, we searched for calorie-laden snacks in an area we wouldn’t be recognized.

We struck gold at Sweet Sensations Pastry, a quiet Ravenswood bakery that’s screaming for attention. Baker Sharin Nathan honed her pastry chops at Charlie Trotter’s and Everest, but her simple, old-fashioned favorites stole our heart.

Nathan spent twenty years perfecting her knock-your-socks-off chocolate chunk cookie recipe, and it shows: Chopped bittersweet and gooey milk Callebaut chocolates balance the crisped exterior. Peanut butter milk chocolate cookies, chocolate coffee cookies, and European-style scones are equally addictive.

There’s only one problem: Due to a lack of foot traffic, Nathan bakes only a half dozen at a time — but give her 24 hours’ notice, and she’ll gladly whip you up a heftier batch.

Better suit up.

Sweet Sensations Pastry, 1918 West Montrose Avenue, between Winchester and Wolcott Avenues (773-275-0697 or sweetsensationspastry.com).

Photo: Courtesy of Sweet Sensations

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1918 W Montrose Ave
bt Winchester & Wolcott Aves
Chicago, IL 60613