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Molasses Sage Cookie at Seastar Bakery

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Ginger Molasses, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Seastar Bakery
1603 NE Killingsworth St. – Portland


This is really more like a tiny cake – or a “cake-let” – than it is a cookie, if you want my opinion. (And if you’re reading this, you clearly do want my opinion.) No, I cannot back up that declaration academically. All I can tell you is that when I think of a molasses cookie, this is what comes into my head. Or this. Or anythingI’ve written about under the “ginger molasses” pull-category over to the right. 

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Ginger Molasses Cookie at Sweet Life Patisserie

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Ginger, Ginger Molasses, Vegan | 0 comments

Sweet Life Patisserie
755 Monroe St – Eugene, OR


My 2-3x/year trips to Eugene are nearly always capped with a stop by Sweet Life  on my way out of town. By “nearly always” I mean always.

And not for nostalgia’s sake. Yes, I (more or less) lived in that city from the moment I left my mama’s womb to the time of my first legal cocktail, which I’m just now for the first time in my life

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Ginger Snap at Lauretta Jean’s

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Ginger, Ginger Molasses | 0 comments

Lauretta Jean’s
3402 SE Division. Portland

First thing’s first: it’s not really a “gingersnap.”  This is not a criticism; most days I would rather eat a soft, chewy ginger molasses cookie than a crispy, brittle one. (Not that a very good gingersnap doesn’t have its place in the world. It totally does.)

That being said, while not necessarily an earth-shattering ginger molasses, it is certainly a solid option – not shy on spice and flavor and overall pretty satisfying.

Note: I thought it tasted even better two days later than it did freshy-baked. Only a well-made, not over baked cookie will pass this integrity/longevity test.


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