Chocolate Chip Cookie at Grand Central Baking

Grand Central Baking
Portland & Seattle – various locations
$1.75

 

There are two  Grand Central Cookies that I’ve loved for ages: Triple Chocolate and Oatmeal Raisin. I return to them again and again. And again. These are staples in my Portland cookie circuit; they are consistent, solid, always pleasing.

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Mocha Cookie at The Café at The Line Hotel

Café at Line Hotel
3515 Wilshire Blvd – Los Angeles
$2.50

Had a work/fun trip to LA last week for a few days and was put up in this Koreatown hotel for one night. I knew nothing about the place before I showed up so I was bummed that I’d made plans to meet my friends at The Ace for drinks instead of insisting they come there. I mean, The Ace is… Read more »

Chai Spiced Snickerdoodle at Little T Baker

Little T Baker
2600 SE Division St. – Portland
$2

I stopped by Little T today for the first time in a few months – only because I don’t get over to this neighborhood (during cookie hours) so often – not because I don’t think it’s a fine, fine bakery. (It is.)

I saw this cookie in the case, unlabeled. The lady described it to me as a snickerdoodle with Read more »

Triple Chocolate Chip at Serious Business Pastries*

*purchased at café next door to bakery:
Café Eleven
435 NE Rosa Parks Way – Portland
$2

It is no secret that I’m a fan of a double dark chocolate/triple chocolate/chocolate whopper/ooey gooey chocolate cookie. It has a variety of handles, this dark brown beauty, but it mainly boils down to this:

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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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