Illustration By Michael Hoeweler
They’re dark as a pocket and shrouded in a sprinkle of white sugar that crackles like crusty snow. The inside is dense and chewy, studded with chocolate bits. Just Google Rustica Bittersweet Chocolate Cookie to see how this top-secret recipe has inspired hundreds of copycats attempting to reverse-engineer its dark-chocolate perfection. Rustica sells them at its bakery in Minneapolis and also at several local outposts. Even better: For $20, they’ll deliver a dozen right to your doorstep.