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Momofuku Cornflake Cookie at Pie Spot

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 in Chocolate Chip, Etc. | 0 comments

Pie Spot
521 NE 24th Avenue- Portland

Yes, this is a place for pies. Little bitty personal-sized pies.  An impressively prolific variety, I might add.

Which is cool. But more compelling than the pies, if you ask me, are the cookies. (Because, uh…this ain’t no pie blog.) I’ve been here twice (two days in a row because I was working around the corner in a studio a couple of weeks ago) and each day they were making both regular chocolate chip and these here Momofuku cornflake cookies.

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Rugelach at Fleur de Lis Bakery

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Etc., Holiday | 0 comments

Fleur de Lis
3930 NE Hancock St – Portland

Is this really my first post ever about rugelach? Criminal. I have no excuse.

But…since Chanukah just started (this is the second night), I decided this would be the week to finally chase down a piece worth talking about. Rugelach are made year-round, but they have deep roots in Chanukah.

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Are you there cookie? It’s me, Joanna.

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Etc., General Cookie Thoughts | 2 comments


I want to add a new cookie post.  Really, I do!

But I’ve got nothing. NOTHING!  And it ain’t for lack of trying.  Seriously.

In the past two weeks I’ve eaten a LOT of mediocre (at best) and regrettable (at worst) cookies.  Nothing, that is to say, worthy of telling you about.

A partial list of my efforts:

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