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Sep 20, 2006 05:31 PM

Cookies that look and taste like homemade.

Soon venturing into the purchase of a house in the suburbs. Would like to be able to give our new neighbors a little something, and I guess cookies is it. We would like to at least keep people guessing as to if they might be homemade, at least my wife would. Any suggestions on where I could buy cookies that look and taste homemade?


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  1. Milk & Cookies on Commerce St.
    I haven't been yet, but Ruby and Violette might work too.

    1. I was just going to mention Ruby et Violette. They are little too, so look homemade. flavors are (or at least were) on their website.

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      1. re: chow_gal

        Ruby et Violette is awesome. But call in advance -- there were some reports of closings at odd hours a while back.

        1. re: a_and_w

          I disagree. Their "Perfect" is just a bunch of chocolate chunks held together by a little bit of batter. I prefer more batter in my cookie.

          1. re: a_and_w

            They're much more reliable these days-- Wendy sold the shop to a group of 3 investors who run the place now. But the cookies and the recipe remains the same.

            And yes, they do look and taste like homemade cookies, mostly because they're made in home-sized batches in the back of the shop. Seriously excellent.



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            1. I recently had the best chocolate chip cookie of my life at Levain's (74th between Columbus & Amsterdam). I'm not sure if they would be considered homemade since they are very large; however they are so incredibly delicious, I would bring them anyway.

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              1. re: wild child

                I was patently unimpressed. Levain's cookies are just big and thick -- it's their schtick. But not a particulary tasty cookie.

                  1. re: eca

                    i'm with you, eca. the 6 oz. dark chocolate peanut butter behemoth is particularly divine.