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.
• 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.
I had one of these last week. I walked to across town from 1st Hill to go to Macrina for a cookie, because, really, they make the best cookies in town in my opinion… why waste all that butter & sugar on something other than a blissful indulgence?
This cookie was so good, I have been thinking about it ever since. Which is why I found your website. I was looking for a recipe!
Re: why waste all that butter & sugar on something other than blissful indulgence: I could not agree with you more. I’ve uttered nearly that same sentence more times than I can count.
And I also agree (obviously) that Rick’s chocolate espresso apricot is totally worth the butter and sugar and chocolate and flour. Why does it work so well? I applaud them for thinkin’ outside the (cookie) jar.
Let me know if you come up with a recipe – or a reasonable facsimile thereof!