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The Everything Cookie at Cheese & Crack

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Chocolate, Oatmeal, Etc., Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cheese & Crack Snack Shop

22 E 28th Ave – Portland


cheese+crack full

Here’s what’s in it:

• chocolate chips, oats, coconut, dried cranberries, black sesame seeds, rainbow sprinkles, olive oil, sea salt.

I am not going to tell you this cookie is phenomenal, but it IS good enough that I’d get it again. I’ve been loving sesame lately, been thinking about how to up its role in desserts (ice cream, cake, etc.). So big points right off the bat for the seeds. As for the

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Momofuku Cornflake Cookie at Pie Spot

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 in Etc., Chocolate Chip | 0 comments

Pie Spot
521 NE 24th Avenue- Portland

Yes, this is a place for pies. Little bitty personal-sized pies.  An impressively prolific variety, I might add.

Which is cool. But more compelling than the pies, if you ask me, are the cookies. (Because, uh…this ain’t no pie blog.) I’ve been here twice (two days in a row because I was working around the corner in a studio a couple of weeks ago) and each day they were making both regular chocolate chip and these here Momofuku cornflake cookies.

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Rugelach at Fleur de Lis Bakery

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Etc., Holiday | 0 comments

Fleur de Lis
3930 NE Hancock St – Portland

Is this really my first post ever about rugelach? Criminal. I have no excuse.

But…since Chanukah just started (this is the second night), I decided this would be the week to finally chase down a piece worth talking about. Rugelach are made year-round, but they have deep roots in Chanukah.

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