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Milk and Cookies: Not Just for Kids and Santa at These D.C. Restaurants

Ripple started a mini-trend.

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

classics week logoSure, D.C. diners can head to a restaurant for Baked Alaska or olive oil ice cream for dessert. But sometimes, simple pleasures are best.

Ripple learned this four years ago when it began serving milk and cookies on its dessert menu. The item has remained one of the Cleveland Park restaurant's most popular items, and has stayed on there through chef and pastry chef changes. The dish is a simple one of homemade chocolate chip cookies and a glass of milk ($8).

Meanwhile, other restaurants have put their own renditions of the classic pairing. At Tico on 14th Street, the dish involves a peanut butter cookie sandwich stuffed with peanut butter, a chocolate chip cookie and an oatmeal raisin cookie with lemon icing. It's served with cold milk and costs $12.

Macon Bistro in Chevy Chase recently put their own adult-friendly spin on the dish. They're serving up warm chocolate chip cookies with a glass of warm milk — topped with bourbon. It's priced at $8.

Milk and cookies at Macon Bistro.