Whole Foods Market*
NE 15th and Fremont St. – Portland
*my review pertains to this specific Whole Foods only because, in fact, not all WF cookie bakers are created equally. (I’m talking to you, WF @ NE 28th and Burnside. Over-baking your cookies and then wrapping each one up in Saran? Stop it.)
What is happening to my mouth? I suddenly crave snickerdoodles regularly. For the first time in all my cookie-eating years.
Little T Baker
2600 SE Division St. – Portland
I stopped by Little T today for the first time in a few months – only because I don’t get over to this neighborhood (during cookie hours) so often – not because I don’t think it’s a fine, fine bakery. (It is.)
I saw this cookie in the case, unlabeled. The lady described it to me as a snickerdoodle with
Bushel & Peck Bakeshop
3907 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd – Portland
Q: Why have I never written about a snickerdoodle in my 3 whole years of cookie bloggin?
A: Because virtually every snickerdoodle that has ever been inside my mouth tastes like a whole lotta nuthin.
Q: Why am I writing about one NOW?
A: Because the simple addition of cardamom, a tiny bit of salt (even a little more wouldn’t hurt, frankly), added to the baker’s willingness to underbake it so that it remains soft and buttery and not dry and biscuit-y, makes this snickerdoodle worth talking about. And, more to the point, worth being inside my mouth.
1943 First Avenue South – Seattle (plus 2 other Seattle locations)
At the beach this week – in lovely Manzanita, Oregon. I am with my family, celebrating my mom’s 70th birthday. Knowing that I’d be kicking around here for 5 days with nothing more on the agenda than reading, running on the beach, munching on forty seven different types of snacks that come in bags that I rarely normally eat, drinking too much white wine, and hanging out with my kinfolk, I figured I’d have some extra time to track down and then tell you about a great beach cookie.
Cravin Raven Bakery
8339 SE 13th Avenue – Portland
Do your salivary glands dry up at the mere mention of the phrase “gluten free”? If so, please stay with me. This is not the bland, impossibly dry, sawdust-and-cotton balls-tasting biscuit you may once have had the displeasure of meeting. It’s good. Really.