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Notes: Del Ray bakery features the viral ‘Crookie’ croissant-cookie hybrid

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If you haven’t seen it before, brace yourself: a “crookie” is a cross between a croissant and a cookie. It’s a creation that started in Paris but has since gone viral and Northern Virginia Magazine reported that at least one Alexandria bakery has it.

Junction Bistro, Bar & Bakery at 1508 Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray has the Franco-Frankensteinian pastry, but before you start rushing out the door — only on Saturdays and Sundays.

“If you haven’t tried our viral #Crookie (warm gooey chocolate chip cookie + buttery, flaky croissant) – what are you waiting for??” the bakery said on Facebook. “Available Saturdays & Sundays at our Alexandria Location only.”

Northern Virginia Magazine reported the creation can also be found at Roggenart in Arlington, Shilla Bakery & Cafe in McLean, and Môtier in Clifton,

Photo via Junction Bistro, Bar and Bakery/Facebook

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