Afterwards, I thought it would be fun to go get a small cookie at Vaccarro's bakery in the mall. I was quickly reminded when the cashier rang me up why I bake my own cookies. It was $3.35 for 3 small cookies. At least he had given us one for free. Goodness! I definitely won't do that again.
I think a much better treat for the same $ is to go to Starbucks and get the kids each a kid hot chocolate. I think they're only $1.15 each and they get to feel very special like an adult. They don't heat the hot chocolate too hot. If you have a rewards card that you refill, then soy and flavoring are also free--I suspect if you had allergies to milk, you'd be able to get your child a small soy hot chocolate for the same price =)
Next time, I think we'll pass on the cookies and go for the hot chocolates instead and a place to sit down and enjoy them =)