If the Cronut is the love child of a doughnut and a croissant, the Crookie, which is a mix of a croissant and an Oreo cookie, is a chocolate-filled kissing cousin.
“I had to Google what a Cronut was.”
- Pastry Chef Olivier Jansen-Reynaud
The pastry's flaky layers are stuffed with crushed Double Stuff Oreo cookies, then topped with another melted Oreo on top.
This tasty treat is the brainchild of Toronto pastry chef Olivier Jansen-Reynaud, owner of Clafouti Patisserie & Cafe, who insists he didn't get his inspiration from Dominique Ansel's wildly popular pastry. In fact, he swears he'd never even heard of the Cronut before a local blog, The Grid, asked him and other bakeries to come up with inventive dessert mashups.