How to Make an At-Home Version of the Viral Croissant Cookie from a Paris Bakery

The decadent treat stuffs store-bought cookie dough inside a crispy croissant

<p> thenaughtyfork/Instagram</p> The Naughty Fork


The Naughty Fork's Crookie

Sure, croissants and cookies are great on their own, but together they're even better.

The crookie – not to be confused with the viral “cronut” – is a mix between the flaky pastry and chocolate chip cookies. Earlier this year, the decadent treat went viral on social media after becoming a trendy treat at bakeries in Paris.

The first café which appeared to invent the crookie is Boulangerie Louvard. Now, the French bakery is seeing TikTok users and sweet connoisseurs flocking there to enjoy the tasty creation.

Content creator Audrey Peters visited the shop and posted a video on Thursday with her honest review. “I had to get the viral cookie croissant thing. I'm at the original place that made it,” she started the video, which has garnered almost 200,000 views.

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After one taste, she was hooked. “Oh my God. This is one of the best things I've ever eaten,” she said. “This is insanity. If you're in Paris, 10 out of 10 recommend.”

Several foodies have been making the viral crookie at home, including Sam Schnur of @thenaughtyfork. The Miami-based food creator makes her version with a sprinkle of powdered sugar to bring it all together.

This PEOPLE staffer took a hint from Schnur and tried recreating the iconic mashup at home. Spoiler alert: It was heavenly. If you’re a semi-homemade type of baker, this one’s for you. All you need are store-bought croissants and a tub of cookie dough.

<p>thenaughtyfork/Instagram</p> The Naughty Fork's Crookie


The Naughty Fork's Crookie

The instructions are easy: Simply slice a croissant in half, add two to three mini scoops of cookie dough onto the bottom half and then smooth it all in a thin layer with a knife. Finish it off by reassembling the croissant to its original shape and add a couple of thin globs of cookie dough to the top.

Next up, bake the crookies at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes until the cookie pieces on top are golden brown. The inside of mine was still a tad raw, which is how I wanted it for optimal gooey-ness. To protect yourself against foodborne illness, open the croissant to fully bake the dough until crispy.

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While my creations were in the oven, they smelled absolutely delicious. It was like I had transported my apartment inside a Parisian bakery.

As for flavor, the crookie tasted like an elevated pain au chocolat. The gooeyness of the par-baked cookie inside plus the extra crunch of the croissant shell is the perfect texture combo. The golden brown cookie dollops on top are not to be skipped.

If there’s one pro-tip for making the perfect crookie at home it’s this: At the end of the bake time, turn on the broiler for a minute and a half to make the croissant extra toasty. It makes for the perfect exterior to envelop the pillowy cookie inside.  

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