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Ricciarelli at Arizmendi Bakery

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Arizmendi Bakery

3265 Lakeshore Avenue – Oakland, CA

Approximately $1.30 (Sold by the pound – by I forget exactly how much.)

 

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I keep forgetting to tell you about the last great cookie I ate!

I was at my brother’s house in Seattle over a month ago – the same day he brought it back from a trip to SF/ Oakland  along with a few others from the same bakery. Everything he’d

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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
$2.19

(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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Chocolate Chip at Stella Taco

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Chocolate, Chocolate Chip | 0 comments

Stella Taco
2940 NE Alberta – Portland
$2

Q:  Why is it that a taco joint is completely NAILING chocolate chip cookies?

Stella makes exactly one* baked good and they make the $*!% out of it.

Somebody in that kitchen, clearly, is a cookie scholar – and  is managing to get these gems under a glass dome at the cash register on a regular basis. (I’ve seen them every time I’ve been there, with maybe one exception when they’d sold out.)

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