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Annie Oakley Cowgirl Cookie at Food Front

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Chocolate Chip, Coconut, Oatmeal | 0 comments

Food Front Coop
2375 NW Thurman Street – Portland

(Find it in the self-server pastry case in the store’s deli area.)

Okay, I know. Vegan. If you’re scrunching your nose right now you need to get over it and just don’t worry. Everything is fine. It is more than fine. Because no joke, this cookie is better than approximately 85% cookies I come across in the world, vegan or otherwise.

This is why.

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ANZAC Biscuits and Cowboy Cookies at Pacific Pie Co.

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in ANZAC, Oatmeal | 0 comments

Pacific Pie Co.
1520 SE 7th Ave – Portland
.75¢ and $1.50

Hi cookie eaters. This is a two-fer post. I’ve never had two different cookies share the limelight of a single post, but I’m doing it now because these are, in fact, very nearly the same cookie. The only thing separating the ANZAC biscuit from the cowboy cookie sitting in a neighboring jar at Pacific Pie Company is the addition of chocolate chips.

First things first. You’re either hip to the ANZAC biscuit or…you are not. If you are not, here’s the main thing to know.

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California Cookie at Crema

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Chocolate Chip, Fruit | 0 comments

Crema Bakery
2728 SE Ankeny – Portland

I’d had this cookie 2-3 times in the past and for some reason  remembered it being oatmeal based. I guess because of the dried fruit; where there is dried fruit (raisins, cherries, apricots, currants), there are usually oats.

But when I tasted it again last week, I realized that it is, in fact, oat-less. Which (even though I’m oatmeal cookie’s #1 fan) is perfectly fine – especially since it is packed with plenty of other texture-giving goodness: shredded coconut, pecans, raisins (dark and golden) and chocolate chips. Not to mention the fact that it is

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