The Cookie Basket opened a second location, The Cookie Basket Two, at the River Oaks Golf Course Clubhouse on Aug. 26. The Cookie Basket Two features a distilled version of The Cookie Basket’s menu, offering soup, sandwiches and of course, cookies. The original location in downtown Searcy is still open and thriving; The Cookie Basket Two functions primarily to serve people on the east side of town.
When I visited earlier this week, I was met with a quaint, casual dining experience. My friend and I got there before the lunch rush, seated ourselves and perused the menu. I ordered the chicken salad sandwich and a grilled cheese sandwich — on separate occasions, so stop judging — and I highly recommend both. The chicken salad was light but satisfying and the grilled cheese was warm and crispy.
Even with a drink, you won’t spend more than $10 on a meal. The restaurant takes cash and cards. For people like me who want to eat healthier but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, The Cookie Basket Two is a great compromise of healthy food for a realistic price. It also serves as a much-needed break from the seemingly endless stream of fast food inevitably consumed during college.
As far as what really matters — cookies, they have chocolate chip, peanut butter, snicker doodle and lemon-iced to choose from for your meal.
They also have a seasonal strawberry-iced cookie in the spring and summer. You can buy them by the dozen, which I also highly recommend, because once you have one, you will want at least 11 more.
With fast service and generous portion sizes, I was fed and full in 20 minutes. If you’re in an even bigger hurry, they do to go orders as well. The Cookie Basket Two is located at 1 Golf Course Drive and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.