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Openings: cookies and schnitzel

Ali's submitted building permits for its new location on a (what else?) giant cookie cake.

Ali's submitted building permits for its new location on a (what else?) giant cookie cake.

Ali’s Cookies, which has had a store in East Cobb for 30 years, recently opened a second location in Dunwoody in the Perimeter Place shopping center. Both locations are certified kosher by the AKC (Atlanta Kosher Commission).

Cookie shops in Atlanta have not experienced the same growth as those devoted to cupcakes. Founder and owner Ali Rosengarten hopes to change that, saying in a press release, “We are excited to be leading the resurgence of cookie storefronts…”

The hand-scooped cookies at Ali’s are made from scratch and include more than 22 different flavors like the spicy hot chocolate cookie with cayenne, the Georgia peach and pecan praline. The shop is more than a grab-and-go spot. It offers a coffee and milk bar in an attempt to encourage customers like to stay and linger over cookies.

10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sundays-Fridays. 4511 Olde Perimeter Way, Dunwoody. 770-350-2547.

In other news:

Seven Hens, a new kind of fast casual restaurant serving schnitzel-style chicken dishes with international flavors, will open in Decatur next month. Diners can choose from six different country-themed schnitzel options like “The American” with Cajun-spiced breadcrumbs and topped with barbecue sauce and cole slaw or they can create their own from any of the seasoned breadcrumbs, sauces and toppings. Chicken comes served on a wrap, baguette, salad or platter. Seven Hens also offers dark meat, tofu and grilled chicken options.

11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. 2140 North Decatur Plaza. $.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

6 comments Add your comment

Tyrone Biggums

May 23rd, 2012
5:39 pm

Cool! Will definitely check out the cookies. Their website claims they were featured on the Rachel Ray show.


May 23rd, 2012
6:15 pm

Since the title at the top of this column says “Food and More” by John Kessler, I expected to see a column written by him. No disrespect meant to Jenny Turknett. May seem a small matter to some, but to me, it is false advertising by AJC. Using the name of the “leader of the pack”, as AJC calls him, just to get people to read the column, is not exactly honest.

Judge Smails

May 23rd, 2012
7:07 pm

Wow PB, you actually spent time complaining about that? Seriously dude, get a life.

The peach cookies are fantastic. I could (and have) may a meal of them.


May 24th, 2012
11:11 am


I don’t remember the background exactly, but didn’t Ali buy the store recently? I grew up in East Cobb, and the store was definitely “Chocolate Chip(s?)” when I was younger. It was the most delicious cookie shop ever, and I thought Ali didn’t come along till a few years ago.

Either way, Chocolate Chip was a better cookie shop. I don’t know what happened to the cookie cake recipe, but I haven’t ordered a cake from there since it changed ownership.


May 24th, 2012
3:48 pm

Yes, Judge Smails,

I actually did complain about that. Figured someone would tell me I was too picky.. But whatever. You snob people can have this web site as far as I am concerned.


May 24th, 2012
11:26 pm

PB (or pb): Don’t let the screen door hit you in the a$$ on your way out. Tosser…