Food Front Coop
2375 NW Thurman Street – Portland
(Find it in the self-server pastry case in the store’s deli area.)
Okay, I know. Vegan. If you’re scrunching your nose right now you need to get over it and just don’t worry. Everything is fine. It is more than fine. Because no joke, this cookie is better than approximately 85% cookies I come across in the world, vegan or otherwise.
This is why.
Double Dragon Bar & Restaurant
1235 Division St. – Portland
The first thing to know: this is not a macaroon.
Miss Zumstein Bakery & Coffee Shop
5027 NE 42nd Ave – Portland
A classic coconut macaroon. No flour – only coconut, egg whites, sugar…vanilla?
Pacific Pie Co.
1520 SE 7th Ave – Portland
.75¢ and $1.50
Hi cookie eaters. This is a two-fer post. I’ve never had two different cookies share the limelight of a single post, but I’m doing it now because these are, in fact, very nearly the same cookie. The only thing separating the ANZAC biscuit from the cowboy cookie sitting in a neighboring jar at Pacific Pie Company is the addition of chocolate chips.
First things first. You’re either hip to the ANZAC biscuit or…you are not. If you are not, here’s the main thing to know.
2728 SE Ankeny – Portland
I’d had this cookie 2-3 times in the past and for some reason remembered it being oatmeal based. I guess because of the dried fruit; where there is dried fruit (raisins, cherries, apricots, currants), there are usually oats.
But when I tasted it again last week, I realized that it is, in fact, oat-less. Which (even though I’m oatmeal cookie’s #1 fan) is perfectly fine – especially since it is packed with plenty of other texture-giving goodness: shredded coconut, pecans, raisins (dark and golden) and chocolate chips. Not to mention the fact that it is