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Cookies in Seattle

I just had a chocolate chip cookie from the Dahlia Bakery today that made me remember why I love them in the first place: Large but still moist, flavorful, nice chocolate-to-cookie ratio. I'd all but given up getting them because they're usually so hard and sugary; I generally get oatmeal raisin. But today's chocolate chip experience has made a believer out of me again.

Where else in Seattle has a great cookie?

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  1. i love the truffle cookies at pasta & co. mmmmmmmm.

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    1. re: mcgillfoodie

      The truffle cookies at Dahlia are fantastic too.

    2. I'm going to have to go with Cow Chip Cookies. The *best* snickerdoodle I've ever had in my life. Even better than mine.

      1. It's a chain, but Specialty's Bakery makes good cookies.

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        1. re: lisaf

          We've ordered Specialty's cookies a few times for business meetings. All I hear are negative comments about how they look (like someone scraped a blob of cookie dough off a spackling knife and it baked in the same shape) and how dry they are. Me? I think they taste too much like sugar.

          1. re: lisaf

            Warm, fresh Specialty's cookies are the best, but they can be dry and they don't spread out as much as other cookies do. Some of them are too sweet. My fav is the wheatgerm semi-sweet. YUMMERS.

            1. re: akq

              This does not speak so directly to the food, which I rather enjoy (some days a $2 cookie even seems a good idea), but I cannot abide "Specialty's." The real tipoff is that on the many occasions at which I have asked the staff " so, how is old Specialty doing lately, anyhow." I have never once got even a glimmer of recognition of the question...

              1. re: mrnelso

                Ha! Irritates me as well. I like that you can order and pay online and just go and pick up your food off the rack without waiting in line or talking to anyone. It's a great timesaver.

                1. re: akq

                  I can't find mention of that pickup option. Did you just invent it for me? As you can see, I don't get out much..

                  1. re: mrnelso

                    You can order on their website and pay with a credit care. You can either specify a time you want it ready for pick up or ASAP (which is perfect for me because they get my lunch ready just before I get there from my office!). You walk in at the specified time - breeze right past the 40 people in line - and find your lunch waiting on the rack with your name on it. You can even customize your sandwich or salad - change bread, hold this, add that.... It's awesome for those days I am craving a Big BLT and a wheatgerm chocolate cookie. YUM.
                    http://www.specialtysdirect.com/welco...

                    1. re: akq

                      Order online 45 minutes to an hour in advance, though...

                      1. re: christy319

                        I've ordered a few times from the one at 5th and Union and been able to pick it up right away. Maybe it's different at different locations? Or different times of the day?

                        1. re: Lauren

                          The times I've ordered from 3rd and Madison the earliest they'd let me pick up was 45 minutes out. That's right during prime lunch hour, though.

                        2. re: christy319

                          You can either specify a time or choose ASAP which is 10-15 minutes from when you place your order.

            2. Lisa Dupar's Pomegranate has one that is delicious! I think it's called the Redmond Crisp. Has cornflakes, coconute, chocolate...I forget what else.

              It's perfectly chewy yet chewable, and not too sweet. Plus the ingrediants are a perfect mix.

                1. re: aki

                  Grand Central does a really good, chewy molasses ginger cookie.

                2. Macrina (Belltown) has a really good cookie that has dried apricots and chocolate (I think...it's been awhile) and their other cookies have been good, too

                  1. If you don't want to go out Nookies Cookies delivers

                    http://www.nookiescookies.com

                    1. I rarely like "bought" cookies but I've tried so many different kinds at Dahlia, and they have always been great. I like Grand Central's peanut butter too though I know it's not hard to make a good pb cookie.
                      Damn this thread really makes me want a cookie.

                      1. 2 Tartes Bakery in Georgetown has an incredible Mojo~oatmeal with chocolate chips, OMG... decent snickerdoodles too, but it's hard to get past their 1/3 lb Mojo!

                        1. *bump*

                          Since it's the holiday season I've been wanting some really great cookies (but haven't wanted the temptation of making my own and having many dozen around....).

                          Fresh Flours makes some great cookies--the Chocolate Almond are terrific (they're like sables)--and Dahlia is always a good bet. But where else? Larsen's has a huge selection, but they aren't generally that good. I'm surprised I can't think of a place with a great selection and interesting choices (not just the ubiquitous platter sized chocolate chip)--we have good bakeries here so there must be some places.

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                          1. re: christy319

                            Larsen's doesn't have the best cookies but the "Potatoes" (they are actually almond-flavored cream puffs covered with an sweet almond paste and cocoa powder) they sell might be the best dessert available anywhere in the world. I highly encourage anyone who hasn't tried one to get over there and do so.

                            1. re: yoyo11

                              Thanks for the tip. I am a regular there for their kringle and their cinnamon custard twists, but I've never noticed the potatoes!

                          2. If you want an opportunity to see a lot of cookies (and people) in one place to benefit a local charity, Cookiefest is this weekend:

                            http://www.seattlemilkfund.org/ai1ec_...

                            I only went one year and it was a bit of a mad-house. Go early, if you plan to go at all.