Written by Jessica Hurst.
Have you ever had a longing for a freshly baked cookie in the wee hours of the night, but not the wherewithal to make them yourself? If you live in Huntington, then you’re in luck. From 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, Moonlight Cookies makes cookies by hand from scratch and will deliver them to your door while they’re still warm. They even arrive packaged in eco-friendly, recycled materials.
And if you’re into dunking, Moonlight will deliver milk or coffee as well. Yes, you read that correctly. I said freshly made cookies and milk delivered right to your door!
Owner Molly bakes and dispatches chocolate chip, peanut butter, and salted caramel chip cookies year round, plus various seasonal favorites. At the time of this writing, the seasonal flavor is cranberry and white chocolate. I would not be stretching the truth if I said they taste like love. Moonlight will soon be adding gluten-free and vegan options as well, perfect for a house show after party or a Netflix and chill night.
I recommend The Loner: two peanut butter cookies, full of soft, gooey peanut butter chips and roasted peanuts. They’re full of protein; and since these recipes were perfected at the Wild Ramp, they’re practically health food, right?
Inspired by Insomnia Cookies, a business in Columbus, Ohio, that is quite popular with Ohio State University students, Molly knew that Marshall students would also be big fans of late-night cookies (especially during finals week). And was she ever right!
What’s truly impressive is that Moonlight Cookies has built a following with almost no advertising. They’ve relied on word-of-mouth, student to student, nurse to nurse, night owl to night owl. The pure joy of eating these cookies has moved people to tell their friends and co-workers about them. Moonlight Cookies is the grassroots candidate, the people’s choice.
You can text Molly your order and PayPal her the money. Just think, you can order cookies and have them delivered to you door without speaking a word to anyone or having cash on hand. It’s literally a miracle. Text them.
Moonlight Cookies delivers freshly baked cookies from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Thursday-Saturday (except this weekend as they are closed for Christmas). You can text your order to (304) 362-7656 and use MoonlightCookiesWV@gmail.com to pay via PayPal.