March 9, 2012

Christie’s Cookies at Opryland Hotel

Christie Cookies at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

So, ya’ll know I couldn’t meet up with some incredibly sweet and amazing fellow food bloggers at Blissdom without taking them on a massive dessert taste-testing spree, right??!

Christie Cookies at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

We came across this gorgeous little cookie shop nestled in the Opryland Hotel, and it seriously kept calling my name every time we passed by it.

Christie Cookies at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

How yummy do these cookies look??

Christie Cookies at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

We arrived on a Thursday, but with all of the crazy Blissdom fun, we didn’t have a chance to go on our cookie party until Saturday afternoon. All of these gorgeous pastries, cookies, and decadent desserts seriously taunted me for two and a half whole days! Do you know how hard it was to pass by this delicious case every day and not order like fifty cookies before our dessert meetup?? Very hard. Let me tell you.

Christie Cookies at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

But somehow, I refrained! :) And the best thing about going on a dessert taste-testing spree with five other bloggers is that you can order a TON of desserts. A ton. *evil grin*

Christie Cookies at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN Photo via Stephanie

As you can imagine, we got quite a few stares with our overflowing table full of treats! :)

Christie Cookies at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

Loved this cinnamon bun. The middle was perfect: soft, gooey, and loaded with icing.

Christie Cookies at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

Cute chocolate chip cupcake!

Christie Cookies at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

Why, yes. That is a sugar cookie with a giant scoop of sprinkle-covered buttercream frosting. Yes please!

Christie Cookies at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

Mmm, rocky road cookie.

Christie Cookies at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

A homemade honey bun!

Christie Cookies at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN Photo via Stephanie

See that chocolate sphere-shaped thing in the middle here? That was yummy. It was called a “chocolate bomb” and yes. It was the bomb. Sorry to be so ’90s. It was yummy layers of chocolate cake and chocolate mousse all wrapped up in a decadent chocolate ganache topping. Glorious.

You can also order any of the freshly baked cookies with a scoop of cool gelato sandwiched between them. Their flavors sounded amazing. This was salted caramel, it was incredible!

Christie Cookies at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

Ooh, I think this one was my favorite. That is a huge layer of buttercream frosting stuffed between two chewy chocolate chip cookies coated in chocolate. Loved this one!! The cookies were perfect.

Christie Cookies at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

I had so much fun on our dessert tasting frenzy!!

Christie Cookies at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

Here are the sweet, amazing ladies and incredible bloggers I had the pleasure of hanging with at Blissdom, and who kindly humored me by allowing me to drag them on this crazy cookie extravaganza. :)

Caroline @ Chocolate & Carrots
Kristan @ Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
Molly @ Duchess of Fork
Stephanie @ All Artful
Shelly @ Cookies & Cups

Christie Cookies at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

If you’re planning a visit to Opryland, make sure you check out Christie Cookies! :) Have a great weekend, friends!

Christie Cookies
Hours: Open daily from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: Magnolia entrance to the Garden Conservatory



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29 Comments






1
Averie @ Averie Cooks March 9, 2012 at 1:55 am

What a fun post and meeting all those ladies, and sharing desserts and stories and time at Blissdom with them…yep, looks awesome!

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mariela March 9, 2012 at 3:19 am

omg all those treats are killing me! HAHAHA :) I WANT THEM!!!! … so bad >_< haha! they look delish and you girls look like you had fun! woo whoo! :)

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Danni March 9, 2012 at 5:39 am

OMG, this makes my mouth watering!!!!! I really miss the US! The have the best sweet stuff in the world. :-) Sunny greetings from Switz, Danni
Btw, I love your blog.

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Maggie Herrington March 9, 2012 at 6:16 am

OK, how is it you don’t weigh 600 pounds? I’ve given up sweets to lose weight and can’t look at your blog anymore!

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Molly at Duchess of Fork March 9, 2012 at 6:52 am

This was so much fun, Amanda! Thanks for letting me tag along. I’d have to say the cookies with embarrassing amounts of icing were my favorites.

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Erin @ Brownie Bites March 9, 2012 at 6:59 am

I love the first photo – smorgasboard of SUGAR!! :) I’m so sad I didn’t know Blissdom was going on so near to me – I wish I could have been there!

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh March 9, 2012 at 7:36 am

It’s not polite to make me short circuit my keyboard with drool this early in the morning! ;-) Oh man, thank God the hotel is so huge so I’ll be able to walk this stuff off!

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Maria March 9, 2012 at 8:09 am

How Fun! Love all of that sugar!

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Cindy March 9, 2012 at 8:10 am

Oh my, now I’m hungry! Those treats look fabulous!! And I love the photo of everyone taking a photo!! :-)

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Shirley@motivatedmommyoftwo.com March 9, 2012 at 9:06 am

I have a sweet tooth and those deserts are delicious they are making me hungry. How can you maintain your weight while tasting all of these wonderful deserts. I would weigh like 200lbs.

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Emily Drake March 9, 2012 at 9:43 am

I LOVE Christie Cookies. I’m from nashville and they are THE BEST. You can actually order tins of the cookies online and have them shipped anyway. They are great treats for every occassion. I’m glad you got enjoy the amazingness!

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts March 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Would it be wrong to plan a vacation JUST to go here! I think I could spend a week (and 20 pounds) making my way through this place!

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shelly (cookies and cups) March 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I am craving one of those sugar cookies loaded with an ice cream scoop of frosting today! Such a fun time :)

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Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting March 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Looks like a magical time. Those desserts look fantastic. Blissbom is on my bucket list!

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kimberlykauer@gmail.com March 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm

That looks amazing! Classic blogger outing – everyone takes photos before sampling!

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LucyExpress March 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Everything looks tasty!

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Shil March 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm

All those desserts look sooo AMAZING….i’ve seen this post 3-4 times since morning ;-) loved all the pics…but for some reason I particularly cant take my eyes off the piece of cake right in the middle of the first pic…what exactly was that heavenly thing?? :) I love your blog :)

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Amanda March 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Hi Shil! It was some kind of chocolate cake. It wasn’t my favorite. :) It looked more fabulous than it tasted! :) The chocolate dome on the far right in the same picture was 10,000 times better!! Swoon! :)

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clara March 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

oh dear God! I licked the screen! I have a very serious question for you and thw girls that were with you. With all these tasting parties, how do you all stay so thin???????? I gained 4 pounds looking at the cookies. I think I could actually smell them. ROTFLMHO!!!!!
I always look for your email first!

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Amanda E. March 9, 2012 at 8:28 pm

We *love* Christie’s Cookies! I can remember going with friends to the one in Green Hills Mall when we were in college…I would ALWAYS get this amazing Heath cookie…or two…or twelve.

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Melissa R. March 9, 2012 at 10:24 pm

I legit just stared at that first picture for a good two minutes. I wish I could smell your pictures. You’re the bomb Amanda! I’m definitely a 90s girl :-)

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Staci March 10, 2012 at 7:59 am

Everything looks so delicous! I would love to eat a ton of those snickerdoodle cookies!

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Noble Pig - Cathy March 11, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Omg..heaven just sheer heaven.

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Chelsie @ A Little Peanut March 12, 2012 at 9:29 am

This post has made me want to bake cookies now, especially a whoopie pie cookie!

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Caroline @ chocolate & carrots March 12, 2012 at 10:04 am

That was so much fun! :D I wish we could do that every day…although, I’d be like 1 million pounds. I definitely liked the chocolate bomb and the sugar cookie with the pound of icing on the top the best. ;D

P.S. The photos look great….definitely beats my iPhone photos.

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Eat Good 4 Life March 13, 2012 at 9:08 am

Wow, I am super jealous…..I want to do the same thing :-) Taste several baking items? Right up my alley :-)

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Jessi March 13, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Wow, that looks amazing. Bring on the sugar coma!

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Loveforfood March 14, 2012 at 8:01 am

I love your blog! Your recipes and photos always get my attention and are so drool worthy.

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Kristen March 18, 2012 at 11:01 am

One of these days I’m going to do this with you. Seems like you are the dessert sampling pro! So fun :)

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