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Snickerdoodle at Whole Foods Market

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Snickerdoodle, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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. 

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Cardamom Snickerdoodle at Bushel & Peck Bakeshop

Posted by on Aug 18, 2013 in Snickerdoodle | 2 comments

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.

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Oatmeal Raisin and Fig* at Macrina Bakery

Posted by on Jul 8, 2011 in Oatmeal, Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Chip | 0 comments

Macrina Bakery
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.

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