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Jan 12, 2007 10:35 PM

Ruby et Violette

Is it worth all the hype? Which cookies are the best to try?

And how much are they? I just want to try 1-2 for now and probably go back for more later. :)



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  1. When I visited last year- I believe the cookies(small size but unique flavors) were $1.50 each. Loved the lemon white chocolate (recipe is printed on their website-nyt article). Their store is adorable-thought it worth the visit since you get a lot of ideas of what you can add to your own cookie recipe. Check out the flavors on their website.

    1. I second the lemon white chocolate. I got 3, another was peanut butter and I can't remember the 3rd, but definitely the stand out was the lemon white chocolate. They are on the small side, so one may not do the trick depending on how much of a sweet tooth you have. It was enough for me, though.

      1. They make are one of my favorite chow-gifts to give (and to get!). Love the chocolate mint cookies! They changed ownership a couple of years ago, but quality and recipes remain in tact. The website can be quirky when placing an order, but placing a phone call is easy enough -- and the person on the other end of the phone is pleasant. Most definitely worth a try!

        1. Yes, it's well worth it. We've got some snapshots of the cookies and a review from last year on our site. They changed ownership last year (finally, after much back-and-forth), but the cookie recipes and methods have stayed the same. I'd call ahead and ask what cookies they're making on a given day, just so that you can be sure to get what you like; the batches they make are TINY.



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          1. re: Nosher

            Love Ruby et Violette...although they are closed on the weekends and close relatively early. Definitely check their website before going, it's well worth the trip.

            1. re: trinyc

              Yes, they close early and often. I have tried to go there a couple of times AFTER checking the hours in their website. They were closed anyway... never had the cookies, I heard they are good...

          2. Got some holiday season 2005 when they were selling them in beautiful tins at Barney's. Got seduced by the beautiful tin, but underwhelmed by the cookies. Perhaps they weren't as fresh in a tin.