Adding a homemade feel to prepared bakery items

January 10, 2017

The smell of freshly baked cookies still warm from the oven greets lunch and dinner customers at Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint restaurants. On prominent display in a case by the register, the Love Cookies have been a best seller for the chain since they were first offered nearly seven years ago.

The cookies — often chocolate chip or sometimes oatmeal with white chocolate chips and cranberry raisins — cook up imperfectly, looking like the kind of cookies you would have baked with your grandmother as a child growing up.

But the cookies are not made from scratch at the create-your-own