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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Ginger Molasses at Whole Foods 2

Whole Foods Market
NE 15th/Fremont – Portland*
99¢

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this a couple (or 9) times already, but my fondness for ginger molasses cookies runs deep. I LOVE them. Love.

Which means I’ve eaten (and written about) a lot of different ginger molasses cookies.

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Russian Tea Cake at Whole Foods 3

Whole Foods Market
NE 15th/Fremont – Portland
$1.19

The Russian tea cake (aka: Mexican wedding ball/ Southern pecan butterball/snowdrop/Viennese sugar ball. etc.) is a cookie that I’ve purchased almost never, baked only once or twice in my life, but has been in my mouth more times than I could ever count.

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Maple Cream Pie at Whole Foods Market 6

Maple Cream Pie
Whole Foods Market – Portland (Pearl District store, only.)
apx $3 (sold by weight at $7.99/lb)

To erase any confusion straight from the get-go, this is NOT, in fact, a pie.  It is, as you can see, a sandwich cookie.  One big, fat, muthafuggin sandwich cookie. I do not know why things like this -  desserts that have nothing to do with pie (like whoopie pies, for example)  – get called “pie.”  Because it’s totally not pie.

What it IS is this:  a big ass cookie. Two large oatmeal cookies, to be specific – with an obscene (i.e., way too much) amount of maple-y butter cream filling.

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Vegan Thumbprint at Whole Foods 4

Whole Foods Market

Portland – various locations

$1.39

“Hey,  so what are your favorite cookies in Portland?”

This is something that I hear, arguably, probably a lot more often than most people do – for obvious reasons.

When I answer, I usually rattle off the last memorable one or two that I’ve eaten – whatever is in the front of my mind and lingering on my taste buds at that particular moment.  However, something I’ve been telling people for the past several months (even when they aren’t asking) is that Whole Foods is making some damn good cookies – better cookies than you find at most local bakeries, and (contrary to its “Whole Paycheck”/ high-priced reputation) more modestly priced, to boot. Read more »

Almond Horn at Whole Foods 14

Whole Foods Market
Portland – various locations
$1.99

Is it a cookie? Or is it a confection?  It’s sitting behind the glass next to all the other cookies,  but I’d say this one sort of rides the fence being that a) it contains not a lick of flour (not that flour is a requirement for cookie classification) and b) enclosed within its thin, almond-encrusted sheath, is a dense, slightly sticky mass of sweet, sugary marzipan – behaving more like candy than cookie, imo.  Its ingredients are: sugar, almonds, almond paste, egg whites and salt. Read more »

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