Cougar Mountain Baking Company
Pumpkin Cookie Dough
Your grocer’s refrigerator case – hint: look near the Kozy Shack Pudding!**
$3.50-$3.99-ish/18 oz (apx 18 cookies-worth)
I had oral surgery last week. I’m not talking about your run of the mill, pansy-ass root canal, friends. This was some serious shit: several (as in, more than a couple) teeth were extracted (by my Chris O’Donnell look-alike periodontist, btw),
6015 Phinney Ave. N
$ ? (not more than a buck apiece, possibly less)
chocolate almond shortbread & green tea shortbread
Dear Fresh Flours bakers:
Buy a bag of salt. Please. Your cookies are very pleasing to the eye, as are the rest of your wares. I have no doubt that top notch ingredients are at play here, but they are totally lost on me because I CAN BARELY TASTE THEM. Because you don’t use any G-d blessed salt – the most fundamental of all flavor enhancers. What gives?
Honore Artisan Bakery
1413 NW 70th St. – Seattle
Yes, that’s right – there is coconut happening here. But as you can see by the photo, this cookie, to be sure, is a macaron – not a macaroon.
That is to say, it is not in any way a coconut macaroon a la Red Fox Bakery, as recently reported. Rather, it is a Parisian macaron, using shredded coconut in place of the typical ground almond. I realize the word “coconut” in the title may be misleading. So…don’t be misled. It’s not a macaroon. It’s a macaron. Are we clear?
No? Well, I’m going to spare you a lengthy definition of macaroons and macarons because I figure if you already know, then I’ll be boring your pants off, and if you don’t already know, then you can look here.
Tall Grass Bakery
5907 24TH Ave NW – Seattle
The photo tells you most of what you need to know. But here is the rest: earthy and toothsome – made with whole wheat flour, chunks of candied ginger and plenty of good, dark molasses, this is the Cheech and Chong fatty spliff of the ginger molasses community.