Starting next month, you can expect a refreshed dessert if traveling in domestic first class on United Airlines from Christie’s Cookie.
Christie’s Cookie Return To United Airlines First Class
Since United brought back meal service in the pandemic era on June 15, 2021, a hot “pie in the sky” cookie pie has been offered from Eli’s Cheesecake Company of Chicago as the dessert on most domestic flights. For over a year it was a chocolate chip flavored pie, though lately it has been been butter cookie flavored.
Personally, I love this dessert, especially when served piping hot, and continue to find it a suitable replacement for the cookies or cheesecake that were served pre-pandemic.
Starting next month, United will rotate out these “pie in the sky” cookies and bring back chocolate chunk cookies from Christie’s Cookie, a cookie we have seen sporadically in the past, particularly onboard longhaul flight accompanying the pre-arrival meal.
A memo to flight attendants reviewed by Live and Let’s Fly explains:
United First tray set-ups will now be catered with a pre-placed Christie’s Cookie (chocolate chunk flavor) on a small plate with a lid.
I cannot quite picture what the plate with a lid will look like but this should simplify the service, giving flight attendants one less thing to do. Currently, the pie in the sky cookies are loaded in a large container to be heated and it has been very hit-or-miss whether they are served. In one recent case, I had to remind a flight attendant they were there…she looked around, found them, heated them, and then served them toward the end of the flight rather than with the meal.
It appears the cookies will not be served hot, which is a missed opportunity. For years, United served delicious hot cookies in its forward cabin (and scones in the morning). I’d love to see those return.
Next month, domestic first class passengers (plus those traveling to Central America, Canada, and the Caribbean) can expect a chocolate chunk Christie’s Cookie as dessert, repacking the pie in the sky. For those who still want the pie in the sky, they are available for purchase directly from Eli’s.