Friday, July 8, 2011

ButterGirl Baking Co. in Somerville

It doesn't get much more local than this.

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a private tasting at the home of ButterGirl Baking Co., located in Somerville. Melissa was kind enough to invite me, and other bloggers in attendance included Molly and Rachel.

Laurelyn, the mastermind behind ButterGirl Baking Co., runs her baking business out of her quaint apartment in Somerville. With a simple passion for everything sweet, it was clear that this baker knows what she is doing - based off the wide variety of cookies, brownies, bars and pastries on her circular dining room table. Laurelyn even served us wine.

Wine AND baked goods? I knew I was in for a treat.

Laurelyn chatted with us about how she's always loved to bake, and how some of her family's recipes have ended up in her baking business (i.e. her Brown Sugar Shortbread cookies). Other varieties we tried included Double Chocolate Heart cookies...

Brown Sugar Shortbread and Double Chocolate Hearts.

Oatmeal Almond Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies...

Pictured with Flourless Peanut Butter cookies.

Pecan Squares...

And my favorite of the evening: The rich, decadent Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Brownies.

Everything we sampled was clearly made with "real" ingredients, and, as cheesy as it sounds - a whole lot of love. Even Laurelyn's Chocolate Chip Cookies were outstanding - they were thick, slightly chewy and chocked full of mini chocolate chips (they're also available with walnuts).

The best part? You can enjoy ButterGirl's creations, too, by simply clicking here. Orders cost anywhere from $15 to $45, on average. And because Laurelyn and I know how much you all like to save a buck (or two) - she is being generous enough to let EE readers take an extra 20% off their first ButterGirl order. To apply the discount, simply use coupon code "foodies" at checkout, and enjoy 20% off these indulgent, homemade treats. 

If you could try any treat from ButterGirl Baking Co., which treat would it be and why?


  1. I was SO sad I missed this. Of course it had to be on a night I was busy. Everything is gorgeous and those choc. chip cookies look to die for

  2. I'm bummed I missed this! I would've been all over those brown butter shortbread cookies!

  3. Thanks for coming! Your recap is making me so hungry!

  4. Those cookies look fantastic! I was bummed that I couldn't back into the city in time to attend!

  5. I'd have to go with those PB brownies!