Mylk's Cookies—Auburn-Opelika's Sweetest Treat

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M.A. Hughes | Auburn-Opelika Tourism

Mylk's Cookies—Auburn-Opelika's Sweetest Treat

When you step inside Mylk’s Cookies, you’re greeted with two things—a warm welcome from the person behind the counter and the rich, decadent smell of freshly-baked cookies. It’s the kind of smell that reminds you of afternoons in your grandmother’s kitchen; a smell that’s homey and inviting, one that makes you feel like you’re 5 years old again.

Once you’ve adjusted and come back to your senses, it can be difficult to choose your treat. Every cookie in the display case looks just as good as the last. Flavors range from the “classics” like chocolate chip and sugar to more elaborate cookies like peanut butter Nutella. All of the cookies can be made gluten-free upon request.

The more elaborate “specialty” flavors change weekly, giving guests the chance to sample something new. They also reflect the changing seasons.

“We did some really cute Halloween ones, and we’re hoping to introduce a sweet potato and apple pie cookie in time for Thanksgiving,” owner Robyn Sallustro hinted.

 

For Sallustro, the word “cookie” has more than just one meaning. In addition to its cookie selection, the store boasts ice cream or buttercream cookie sandwiches, cookie jars that are layered with buttercream icing and crumbled cookies, brownies made from cookie dough and even edible cookie dough that is almost indistinguishable from the real thing. They also offer arrangements for special events, like helmet-shaped cookies for football season and holiday-inspired cookie dough pops.

“I’ve made cookie cakes for weddings, and we’ve even had someone use our cookies for a baby gender reveal before,” Sallustro said.

Mylk’s offers a number of holiday packages as well. Just in time for Christmas, Sallustro is rolling out a specialty plate and milk bottle that will come furnished with a chocolate chip and specially-decorated Christmas cookie. The store will also be selling Christmas cookie tins that will include a dozen mini cookies and a packet of hot chocolate. Both of these special items are available for preorder and can be tailored to fit your exact holiday needs.

 

Arguably the best thing about Mylk’s, however, is Sallustro’s generous spirit. “I try to give back,” she said. “When we opened up here I sent cookies to all the downtown merchants just to let them know I was here if they needed anything.” She also made special cookies for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, the proceeds from which were donated to breast cancer research.

In that vein, she tries to make all her products as affordable as possible. “I have three kids that all went to college, so I know how tight their budget was,” she said. “I want this place to be affordable for students and everyone else in this community.”

True to her word, guests can find a plethora of exciting specials at Mylk’s. These include “buy one cookie, get one half off” on Tuesdays, 10% off your total purchase on Wednesdays and “buy one dozen, get three free” on Thursdays.

Although Mylk’s has only been open since June of this year, it is quickly becoming the ideal place to soothe your sweet tooth in Auburn-Opelika. It’s the kind of place you can never visit just once—those warm, gooey, melt-in-your-mouth cookies will call out to you long after you’ve finished the last bite.

Visit the Mylk’s website and follow them on social media to learn more. 

 

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