“The salt is the pop,” says pastry chef Terri Horn, describing the three types of handmade cookies, Original Salty Oats, Chocolate Salty Oats, and Chunky Chocolate Pecan Salty Oats (6 for $15), she bakes for her Hyannis-based business, Kayak Cookies. Horn uses organic oats, Callebaut chocolate chunks and Valrhona cocoa, and finishes the cookies with either kosher, Maldon, or a Portuguese sea salt. With crispy edges and soft centers, the thick and chewy cookies are a delicious blend of flavors. The pastry chef, who sustained her friends and family on kayaking trips, inspiring her to start her wholesale business, last year opened a small retail space adjacent to her commercial kitchen, with varied hours in the winter. If you see the lights on, she says, come in for a warm cookie.
Kayak Cookies, 239 Main St., Hyannis, 508-827-7358. Cookies available at American Provisions, 613 E. Broadway, South Boston, 617-269-6100; City Feed and Supply, 672 Centre St.,Jamaica Plain, 617-524-1700; Formaggio Kitchen, 244 Huron Ave., Cambridge, 617-354-4750, and South End Formaggio, 268 Shawmut Ave., Boston, 617-350-6996; Karma Coffee, 100 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, 978-443-2073; or go to www.kayakcookies.com .
ANN TRIEGER KURLAND