Trail Mix Cookie at Café Eleven

Café Eleven
435 NE Rosa Parks Way – Portland
$2

I’ve eaten a lot of hippie cookies in my life.

A lot of them were good. A few of them were great.

But even more of them tasted like…actual dirty hippies.

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Cereal Killer at Treat Vancouver

Treat Bakery
210 W Evergreen Blvd – Vancouver, WASHINGTON

Cereal Killer. I’m embarrassed to tell you that I didn’t get the pun at first. I was, in fact, wondering why they were calling it “cereal killer cookie” instead of “killer cereal cookie.”
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Ooey Gooey Double Chocolate at Milk

Milk
7290 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
$1.50

 

I’ve been very fond of the cookies at Milk since my first visit – in 2008 – and I return every time I’m in Los Angeles. (I like L.A.)  Four years ago I proclaimed Milk’s iced spice molasses cookie my favorite molasses cookie ever. 

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Tracktown Cookie at Red Wagon Creamery

Red Wagon Creamery
55 West Broadway – Eugene, OR
$1.75

It has been a long time since I ate a cookie good enough to talk about.

But I finally did. Last week. In my hometown. Not at a bakery, even. But at an ice cream joint called Red Wagon Creamery. They make very good ice cream*, but whoever they’ve got in charge of the cookies is no dummy, either.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie at The Slanted Door

The Slanted Door cookie kiosk
Ferry Building Marketplace- San Francisco
$1

Note: I found this cookie NOT in the actual Slanted Door restaurant, but instead just outside of it, amongst the kiosks in the main hallway of the Ferry Building Marketplace. I’m not sure whether this a regular Slanted Door cookie stand or if it exists only occasionally. Looks like I assed-out with the information-gathering on this one. Sorry guys. 

I was with my mom on a short visit to S.F. last week and by the time I found this nugget last Saturday, we’d walked probably 5 miles and tasted about 4 other cookies in the Ferry Building/farmers’ – all of them before noon. The day before that, we’d tasted about 3 others in the city. This was the most remarkable of the bunch.

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Toasted Coconut Cookie at Double Dragon

Double Dragon Bar & Restaurant
1235 Division St. – Portland
$1.50

The first thing to know: this is not a macaroon.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie with Brown Butter and Salt at Costello’s Travel Caffe

Costello’s Travel Caffé
2222 NE Broadway – Portland
$1.75

I’m on the fence about this cookie.

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Almond Biscotti at Roman Candle Baking Co.

Roman Candle Baking Co.
3377 SE Division St. – Portland
$1

This is the second time I’m talking to you about biscotti. (The first was just last month.)

Note: I should actually say from Roman Candle, not at. I found these biscotti  at Case Study Coffee on NE Sandy  — along with a solid lineup of other RC pastries. I’ve never actually seen it at Roman Candle because their pastry case was close to empty 9 out of the approximately 10 times I’ve been there -despite the fact that it was nowhere near closing time on any of those visits. (This is one of my beefs with RC – but I won’t get into that now.)

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Amaretto Cookie at Bluebird Bakers

Bluebird Bakers
2390 NW Thurman – Portland
$2

Man, have I been on some kind of an almond jag lately. I made marzipan for the first time a couple of weeks ago (so much easier than I realized). I also bought a Bakeshop almond croissant at Extracto Coffeehouse last week, and anyone who knows me knows that this is far off of my beaten pastry path. Not sure what’s happening in my head and mouth, but something in there is telling me it needs to eat almond paste.

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Oatmeal Pecan at little t baker

little t baker
2600 SE Division – Portland
$1.75

Seems like Little T likes to switch up their oatmeal cookie from time to time. I have no complaints with this; there are so many ways to enjoy an oatmeal cookie. Why settle on just one?

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