Attention cookie lovers: My heart belongs to Elsylee

elsylee cookiesI’m in heaven. Floating above the clouds, birds tweeting around me, angels singing sweet melodies heaven, all because I’ve discovered the sweet caloric glory of Elsylee cookies.

Let’s just say these handmade-to-order artisanal cookies from a Manhattan patisserie make those “Milan” and “Bordeaux” cookies (which are pretty darn good) seem like Eurotrash wannabes.

Inspired by her European grandmothers, master baker Elsylee has absolutely blown me away with these all-natural, bite-sized treats that I forced myself to sample this week. (I know, get out your tiny violins.) The Sevilla snowball style cookies are to die for — I could seriously eat 47 in a single sitting — and the Paris shortbread cookie filled with a handmade version of Nutella and topped crumbled almonds didn’t last long either. But my guilty pleasure favorite may have been the handmade Oreo-style cookie called New York, which trounces the original with a rich vanilla paste sandwiched between two crumbly, deep-chocolate wafers.

elsylee artisanal cookie samplerHeaven. Heaven!

Buy them buy the dozen or in bigger collections with fancy names like names like Beaux-Arts
Collectio
for a fabulous hostess gift, shower favor, or little token for weekend visits to your in-laws.

Cool Mom Picks Pick of the Year 2010These are not inexpensive cookies; these are the kinds you hide from the kids. But when you want every bite to count, Elsylee is your gal. She sure is mine.  -Liz

Find of artisanal handmade cookies online at Elsylee cookies and just for CMP readers, save 15% on your choice of Sevilla, Edinburgh, Burlington, Aspen, Papeete, Vienne or Shropshire cookies.

Congratulations to Jessica – super-lucky winner of a box of Elsylee cookies!

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136 Comments

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Yvonne

    They all look yummy!
    I’d want to try the Copenhagen, Seville and Los Angeles (and a few more:).

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Erin

    Habana, Copenhagen, Barcelona…and, um, are you SERIOUS?!? I have never ever seen cookies like this – too fab!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Mary A

    I would love to try the New Orleans, the Los Angeles, and the Shropshire cookies. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Melanie

    The Sevilla, New Orleans, & Vienna cookies look amazing!! And now I’m hungry!!!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Colleen

    I’m in heaven!! I’d love to try the Seville, the Edinburgh and the Los Angeles! Thanks!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Angela P

    My pregnant belly that craves sweets like no other would love Burlington, Los Angeles, and Barcelona! They all sound amazing!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Aimee

    Yum!!! the Sevilla, Vienna, and Almere look really good, but they all look amazing!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    greengirl321

    I’m drooling over all of them. Especially copenhagen, Almere, and Paris.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Amy

    I think the St. Marteen looks amazingly tasty and unique.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Hannah Wallace

    hmmm, I love cookies! Habana, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen to start.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Janet

    Burlington Cookies (Oatmeal, Sweet Montmorency Tart Cherries, and Crunchy Roasted Almond Cookies.)Yum. Yum. Yum!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Jennifer

    The Almere looks heavenly!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Karen B

    handmade to order – impressive.

    Cookies to try (I have to only pick three?)

    1. Chicago
    2. Napoli
    3. Edinburgh

    Thanks
    Karen

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    sandy

    vienna,los angeles,seville

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Leslie

    Amsterdam, Los Angeles, and I agree the New York sounds yummmmmmy! Thanks!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    AutumH

    Cookies`mmm`… I would love to try the Seville,Nepoli and the New Dehli flavors. If I’m being absolutely honest though and thinking through my stomach,I would definitely love to try them all. :)

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Jeannine

    Barcelona, Chicago and Habana….all sound amazing!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    ruth

    They are delectable. San Miguel, Vienna, and Valencia sounds lovely.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Nancy

    Yummmm, this site made my mouth water (though I’m pregnant, so that’s not too difficult to do these days!). :) I would love to try the Paris, the Molokai, and the Lombardy…

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Jessica

    Sevilla sound yummo!

    Aspen Peanut Butter Cookies- who doesnt like peanut butter cookies!? :o)

    Classic Buttery Sugar- i love sugar cookies too! I would love to try these! they look amazing!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Kristen

    How do I only pick three????

    Burlington Cookies
    Aspen Peanut Butter Cookies
    Papeete Toasted Coconut-Pecan Meringues

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Theresa

    So many choices! The Barcelona cookies look amazing. Thank you!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    sandra

    i would love to try the burlington, los angeles, and habana

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Celeste EV

    These look awesome!

    I’m not sure these are even in the box you’re giving away, but I am most interested in trying the Amsterdam, the Shropshire, and the Habana.

    They all look so delicious though – maybe a gift for Daddy’s day?

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    barbara

    Napoli, Palermo and Vienna. YUM!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    wendy

    St. Marteen, Los Angeles, and Edinburgh for sure!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Zuleika

    I must try Elsylee’s Habana, the Edinburgh and the Seville. These are so gorgeous cookies almost not to eat them; each cookie is a piece of art.!!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Michelle

    They all look AMAZINGLY DELISH!!!! :D
    -Los Angeles Cookies
    -Valencia
    -Molokai

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    laura

    I want to try them all! The ones I’m dying to try? Barcelona, Paris, and Los Angeles. Yum!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Holly

    Definitely Sevilla, New York and Copenhagen -yummy!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    katie

    copenhagen, new york, vienna

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Adrienne

    vienna,los angeles,new york. They sound delocious!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Leah

    It’s nearly impossible to choose, but I’d have to go with Sevilla, Burlington and Almere. OMG – they sound awesome!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    soapwallachef

    my three faves? i’d love to try them all! (i have absolutely NO self control when it comes to cookies, especially ones that look this gorgeous) but if pressed to name only three, i’d have to say the LA, Lombardy, and Paris. to start.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Sharon

    Oh. My. If I have to pick just three, I guess it would be Palermo, Paris and Copenhagen. Heaven…

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Nicole M.

    Habana, Palermo, and Aspen top my list, but there are definitely others.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Julie

    Just three? Chicago, Los Angeles and Aspen.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Amanda

    Ahh- my mouth is watering . . .

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Idaho Jill

    New York, Chicago, Palermo. All of them look so yummy!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    April

    Vienna, Sevilla, Edinburgh.. yummy!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Kym

    Sevilla, Barcelona (peanuty!!!) and Copenhagen absolutely have me drooling right now…

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Julie Lolofie

    They all look so good! I would LOVE to try:
    1) Paris
    2) Habana
    3) Barcelona

    YUM!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Liz P.

    *drool*
    New York
    Copenhagen
    Molokai

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    johanna

    I would love love to try the Lombardy Ameretti Macaroons! im in love

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Julia

    Love these cookies! Hope I win!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    JAltimore

    OMG! I am now craving cookies….. can’t wait to order some. I’d love to try the Almene – Almond Cookie w/ Roasted Almonds….are you kidding me we could call this heaven!

    I’d also like to try the New Orleans – Brown Sugar, Carmel and Pecan, you simply can not have a better trio of ingredients, in fact this would make a great coffee flavor (Starbucks are you reading this?)

    And my third choice would be be Paris – Almond shortbread, chocolate truffle filling, almonds and more to top….yummy, what diet?

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Jessica

    I would love to try the New York, the Chicago and the Edinburgh.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Emily

    Yum! Love to try Valencia, St. Marteen, and New York! Thanks!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Catherine

    I’m going all chocolate on this one! Edinburgh, Los Angeles and Copenhagen. And I can’t believe that Ediburgh and Copenhagen are gluten free to boot. Awesome!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Emily

    I’m all about the Los Angeles, Almere, and St. Marteen!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Amber

    Sooooo hard to choose! They all look amazing! I’m going to say… the Chicago, Almere, and New Delhi.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Meghan

    Mmm…I’d LOVE to try the Sevilla, Papeete and, of course, the Los Angeles because who doesn’t love chocolate!!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    myha

    WOW! Would I be an absolute pig if I say I want to try ALL OF THEM? Okay, I’m piggy then… : ) Myha

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Heather R

    I would like to try the Barcelona, Copenhagen, and Lombardy cookies.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Tiffany

    Ooh! Ooh! I’d love to try the Edinburgh, Key Largo, and the Habana. But um, couldn’t I try them all? ;P

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Jennifer F

    Um.. Hello Yummy! I’d like to try the SEVILLA, BARCELONA, and NEW YORK, of course!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Kellie

    Habana, New Orleans, and Vienna

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Ashley

    I would definitely want to try the New York, the Baroco, and the Barcelona. They all look fantastic!!! :)

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Tessa

    Seriously beautiful and they sound too yummy!! So hard to choose but I would pick the St. Marteen, Seville, and Vienna!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Nicole A.

    Yes, please.

    Barcelona, Habana and St. Marteen

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Nicole A.

    Yes, please.

    Barcelona, Habana and St. Marteen

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Emily

    I wish I had the “chore” of sampling these cookies! They look amazing. If I could try just three, I would choose the Los Angeles,Habana and Copenhagen. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm….

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Megan

    The Aspen, Miami, and Los Angeles sound fantastic. Yum.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Teresa

    Sevilla, Aspen, and Vienne!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Carolyn Sorkin

    Io amo la Palermo, je l’aime le Paris, y me muero por probar la Sevilla.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    lise

    loving the sevilla, burlington & edinburgh

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Allison K

    Barcelona, Sevilla, Napoli — yum yum!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    tina m

    So many to choose from but I’ll try Los Angeles, Sevilla and Almere!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Aimee

    I would love to sink my teeth into the Los Angeles, Almere, and Paris varieties (among others)!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Maureen

    They all sound so tasty but I’d pick the Barcelona, the Valencia and the Chicago. Thanks so much, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    AustinMochi

    Oh my! The Los Angeles, the New Orleans, and the Molokai. Thanks!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Tracy

    Sevilla, New York, and New Orleans, etc., etc., etc. These would be great for parties!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    bklyn76

    i)aspen peanut butter
    ii)shropshire
    iii)edinburgh chocolate shortbread

    i’m salivating!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Danielle

    These sound awesome, my mouth is watering over the Glasgow, Miami and Sevilla…Thanks for finding these!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Kim R

    New York, Morton Pumpkinsnap, and Aspen. They look amazing!!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Selly

    Edingburgh, Sevilla and Burlingon. Yum!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Patti

    Yummy!!! I’d like to try Almere, Los Angeles, & Sicily :)

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Amy Picchiottino

    They all sound yummy!! Copenhagen, New York, and Los Angeles are what I would want to try first :)

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Helen Lee

    OMG, if there’s one thing I’ve been craving more than noodles since I got pregnant – they are buttery cookies like these. I’m going home and ordering myself a box tonight (maybe hubbie can have a few too). Would like to try the Edinburgh, Papeete, and Shropshire.

    Thanks for introducing me to Elsylee cookies!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Kim

    I’d love to try New Orleans, Vienna, and Palermo.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Nancy

    I think Aspen, New York and Barcelona sound divine.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Amy

    Wow, she has SO much talent! They all look amazing. I really think that the Habana look great with the toasted coconut. The Almere, because I LOVE almond flavored cookies. Also the Copenhagen because smooth mint and chocolate… yum!!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Michele

    OMG! They all look so good. I’m thinking the New Orleans, Lombardy and Napoli. I may have just drooled on my keyboard.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Alison

    New York, please!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Steph

    Vienna, Sicily and Habana.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Miranda

    habana, new york, barcelona

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Sara Baysinger

    Wow! These look divine! It’s difficult to decide. But, if I must, I am dying to try the Sevilla, Barcelona, and Habana delectables.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Wendy

    HANDMADE OREOS!!! My mouth is watering!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Alexandra Ward

    sevilla, edinburgh and papeete

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Kristin

    WOW! Those look so good! I would love to try Paris, Copenhagen and Lombardy!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Amy H

    Lots of yummy choices!!! I want to try Sevilla, Barcelona, and Paris.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Kristin

    Paris, Valencia, Aspen . . . but seriously, I want to eat them ALL. Now. Breastfeeding is hungry work.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    laura

    sevilla, new orleans and vienna

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Alyssa Crane

    I’d love to try the New York, Burlington, and Habana. They all sound fantastic!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Meghann P.

    The St. Marteen, New Delhi, and Almere cookies sound amazing. I’m a big fan of almond based cookies or cookies with a lot of spice. Yum!!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Toni A

    yum. If I was going to limit myself to trying three I would get the New York, Vienna, and the Habana,

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Kristie

    I would love to try the Habana, Palermo and the Sevilla.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    tammy

    mmmmm. i’m powerless over cookies, especially little delectable treats like these. i would so eat every one and not share even a crumb with my kids. New York,Sevilla and Aspen P.B.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Julie Smith

    My favors are Napoli, Key Largo, and Edinburgh, but the Lombardy was barely edged out!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    RachelJ

    Burlington, Vienna and Sevilla!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Amanda

    Palermo…

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Dana G

    Sevilla, Los Angeles, and New York..yum!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Jennifer

    New York & Chicago sound so great.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Lindsay

    Dying to try the Lombardy, Sevilla, and Molokai!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Jennifer

    Oh my gosh, where to start? I’d have to go with Sevilla, St. Maarten and New York.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Fran B

    Such deliciousness! I’d love to try the Palermo, Glasgow, and San Miguel cookies!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Beth V

    It’s a three way tie. Sicily, Paris and Los Angeles. How did you know I was craving something sweet?

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Stephanie

    So hard to narrow it down to three! I would LOVE to try the Habana, Barcelona and New York. Yummy!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Stephanie V.

    Sevilla, New Orleans, Paris, Molokai, Edinburgh — oh wait – that was more than three. Seriously couldn’t stop reading the descriptions. YUM!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    amber

    yum!
    Copenhagen, New York, Aspen!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    erin zeidan

    Vienna, Aspen and Sevilla

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Tabitha

    Palermo, Los Angeles, Habana- to name a few ;)

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Kim

    Ahhh…cookies. They are my weakness. These look so yummy! Almere, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Francesca Prochazka

    I would love to sample the New York (gotta love oreos), Paris, and Vienne cookies. Who am I kidding..I would love to try them all!!:))

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Alicyn

    I am dying to try Los Angeles, Sevilla and Edinburgh! Yum!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Amanda Merriman

    Edinburgh Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
    Crunchy Roasted Almond
    Aspen Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Lindy Owen

    Wow do all those cookies look awesome!

    I’d love to try the Aspen Peanut Butter, Barcelona and Habana… YUMMMMMMMY!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Christen

    Nutella lovers of the world unite! Paris sounds amazing! I’m in new Orleans so that’s a given and to chose s third would be a crime for I wouldn’t want to hurt any of the others feelings by choosing ;). Ah, sweet bliss, sigh.

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Elizabeth

    I would love to try the Los Angeles, the Aspen, and the Seville!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    carla marchut

    They all look yummy, but I think my top three are New York, Palermo and Glasgow.

    Thank you!

  • Reply June 15, 2010

    Julie

    The Vienna Cookie would have to be the one I would try first. They all look amazing! I am craving sweets now!!!!!! But, almond cherry shortbread. YuMMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply June 16, 2010

    Kim

    my mouth is watering for – Napoli, Palermo and Vienna

  • Reply June 16, 2010

    Michelle M

    These look so yummy! I’d love to try the Sevilla, Palermo, and Paris cookies!

  • Reply June 16, 2010

    Melanie

    Only three? That’s torture! I would like to try every single delicious confection they offer. But for the purpose of this drawing, I’ll chose the Copenhagen, the Edinburgh and the New York!
    YUM!! Thanks!

  • Reply June 16, 2010

    Jodi

    The cookies all look amazing! If I have to choose 3, however, I’d love to try the San Miguel, Copenhagen and the Almere.

  • Reply June 16, 2010

    Jalina Beck

    Oh my, my mouth is watering! Whether I win this give away or not, I will definitely be making a purchase! I would love to sample the New York, the Paris, and the classic buttery Sugar cookies! They sound amazing! To whoever wins…ENJOY!

  • Reply June 16, 2010

    Rebecca B

    Vienna, Los Angeles, and Seville

  • Reply June 16, 2010

    Corrina Lozanov

    valencia
    habana
    amsterdam

    oh, but they all look good!

  • Reply June 16, 2010

    traci v.

    ooh, they all sound so good! I’d love the Valencia, the New York and the Chicago (my home town!)

  • Reply June 16, 2010

    Kelly

    Agree with earlier post – they all look fantastic.

    If I had to pick just three (tough, but I’ll try): St. Marteen, Chicago, Habana.

  • Reply June 16, 2010

    Carrie

    Sevilla, Burlington, and New York. yum!

  • Reply June 16, 2010

    Mel V

    the limited edition father’s day cookie Classic Sugar “DAD” sound cool and tasty, as well as the Sevilla and Almere!

  • Reply June 16, 2010

    Bekki

    I’d pick Valencia, Palermo and Paris!

  • Reply June 16, 2010

    gillian s

    I’d want to try the Copenhagen, Seville and Habana! Yum!

  • Reply June 16, 2010

    tina

    sevilla, new york, vienna!!!

  • Reply June 16, 2010

    stephanie schulte

    So hard to choose. They all look divine but this is a good start: Edinburgh, Aspen, Paris.

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