NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Here at, we’re big fans of Eleni’s Cookies -the confections consistently make their way to the top of our city cooking rankings.

The Chelsea bake shop is known for their nut-free, attention-grabbing concoctions.

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Eleni’s sweet treats are typically timely, designed to honor big events (like the Royal Wedding, the Academy Awards or even Breast Cancer Awareness Month).

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So how does owner Eleni Gianopulos turn cookies into conversation starters?

She stopped by The Couch to show us how. Check out her tips in the video below!

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