5708 Oakland Ave – St. Louis, MO
The following is the first ever GUEST POST on carpe-cookie. Here’s what’s true: I know very few, if any, cookie eaters who put as much time, planning, consideration and reflection into cookies as I do. Chris W. is one of these people.
Chris is currently visiting St. Louis; this afternoon he sent me texts (yes, plural) about a fantastic-sounding chocolate chip cookie that he was eating – in real time. In his words:
CW: Messy cc cookie just out of the oven. Comet Coffee in St. Louis, MO. I’m usually not into the
Bushel & Peck Bakeshop
3907 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd – Portland
I said there would be more soon from Bushel & Peck. I wasn’t lying.
This one: a chocolate crinkle. But like the ginger molasses with sesame from the same bakery, it’s a classic with a twist that takes it from (sort of) ubiquitous to fairly unique. The orange (zest, I’m presuming) is a great addition to an already delicious cookie
Pearl Bakery (purchased at Pastaworks)
102 NW 9th Ave – Portland
It’s not as easy as you’d think to find a chocolate chip/chunk cookie with nuts that are not walnuts. So I am happy when I do.
And when the non-walnuts are pecans, even better.
AND…when the cookie is prepared in the style of the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever met (David Leite’s New York Times recipe, circa 1998), even BETTER.
Compote Café and Bakery
2032 SE Clinton – Portland
Had a coffee date with my friend Carin this morning, who (politely and non aggressively) admonished me for not having posted about a gluten free cookie anytime recently.
Luckily she brought along two different gluten-free goodies from Compote, a nice (not exclusively) gf bakery/cafe in her neighborhood. (Thanks, Carin! I owe you one. Or two.) I’ve been to Compote. It’s a nice joint and I think I’ve
Courier Coffee Roasters
923 SW Oak – Portland
This is a cakey chocolate chip cookie for sure – something I don’t usually scream (in a good way) about. BUT… because top notch ingredients are so clearly at play – including deep, complex chocolate and no shortage of dark brown sugar and good butter – it’s kind of hard to go wrong here. In other words, it’s a good cookie and I don’t see how anyone could say that it isn’t – no matter your ccc leanings.
1138 SW Morrison & 3300 SE Belmont – Portland
I’d been resisting buying a cookie from Saint Cupcake based on two facts.
1: I am not a big fan of Saint Cupcake’s cupcakes (it’s a frosting issue. That, and I really don’t understand the fuss about cupcakes, in general. Another story, another blog…)