Lemon Semolina Cookie at Tabor Bread 0

Tabor Bread
5051 SE Hawthorne Blvd – Portland
$2.25

 

This one was a crapshoot. I honestly could not tell by looking at it whether it was going to be a delightful cloud of lemon, toothsome chewiness – or a tragically dry, biscuit-y disappointment.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie at Grand Central Baking 2

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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Triple Chocolate Chip at Serious Business Pastries* 0

*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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Tracktown Cookie at Red Wagon Creamery 0

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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Toasted Coconut Cookie at Double Dragon 2

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 0

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. 0

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 0

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 0

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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Almond Currant Biscotti at Whole Foods (sugar free*) 0

Whole Foods Market
NE 15th/Fremont – Portland
$1.69


 This is the first time I’m talking to you about biscotti.

It is not because I hate biscotti. It is because I don’t see them; biscotti are like wallpaper to me.

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