Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Chocolate Chip, Fruit | 2 comments

Macrina Bakery
Multiple locations – Seattle

This was certainly not my first visit to Macrina. But for some reason, it was the first time I decided to pick up one of these bad boys. In fact, I’m pretty sure that my brother – who lives in Seattle, is often my cookie cohort when I visit the city, and is coincidentally named Rick (no relation to the cookie) – once told me that this cookie was either strange or bad or not awesome. Or something like that.

But with all respect to my big bro, I disagree.

I think it is pretty awesome.

Here’s why:

• Slightly underdone (to know me is to know I dig the doughy)

• Good quality chocolate

• Unlikely addition of cubed dried apricots

• Espresso grounds (not necessarily unlikely in a chocolate chip cookie, but an unexpected pairing with dried fruit, in my experience)

• Girth. Baby’s got back.

Yes, it sounds a little strange or bad or not awesome. But really, it is a standout – in a good way. I am totally down with this cookie.