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Help! Need "homemade" cookies tomorrow - Pasadena

Help! Was supposed to make 4 dozen homemade cookies for a lunch thing tomorrow - but I've run out of time and can't do it -- where can I pick up yummy 'homemade-like" cookies in Pasadena (or Arcadia) on a Sunday??

If you know the approx. price per dozen, that would be helpful too! And, if you have a favorite kind at that place -- please share the scoop!! (I'm not really looking for a particular kind of cookie - just something YUMMY!)

Thank you 'hounds!

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  1. There is a place in Burbank, and I don't remember the name. Delicious, big, buttery cookies, in a variety of flavors, such as chocolate chip and peanut butter.

    There's a Mrs. Fields in Old Pas at the Paseo Colorado. I know it's probably not what you are looking for, but their mini-cookies are something like $3-4 a dozen, if I remember correctly. They are pretty tasty, when fresh-made.

    If you want Armenian/Persian cookies, go to Paradise Pastry in Glendale. So, so good, and many varieties to choose from. They will not look homemade though (too nice), unless you get something very simple.

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    1. re: katkoupai

      I think the place in Burbank is called Snookies. I found it on another post, and it rang a bell as the ones that I tried last Halloween. They were very sweet, buttery, rich and delicious.


      1. re: katkoupai

        Do yourself a favor and take a short hop up to Porto's. You'll be glad you did. Suggestions: Sweet cheese, guava, guava w/cheese, chocolate, almond, brownies, and my personal favorite, cream and pear...too big, cut them in half. Plenty of cookie too. www.portosbakery.com/bakery.htm
        If you can't get there, go another time and sub for Viktor BenĂªs Bakery at Gelsons, Paseo. You can enter from either Colorado or Green. :)KQ

      2. Would suggest the chocolate chip and/or fudge brownie cookies at City Bakery (http://thecitybakery.com/ ), which kick a**, but you could probably bake your own in the time it would take you to drive to Brentwood and back.

        1. in a pinch, the Corner Bakery over by Macy's on S. Lake opens at 8 a.m. on Sundays.

          1. Also, just thinking, do Europane and Lovebirds have cookies? I don't know their hours, but they are on Colorado Blvd., near Lake Avenue, in Pasadena.

            Lovebirds has cookies (see the link below for details):

            Or, here's a place that I found online in Arcadia: Planet Cookies. The name sounds good-- could be interesting. It's near the Krikorian theatre (more info below):


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            1. re: katkoupai

              There is a fantastic bakery called Patticakes in Pasadena. I loved everything I ever got there and it's always beautiful; but it's been a couple years. Definitly call and see if they've got cookies and grab something for yourself!

            2. Probably not exactly what you had in mind, but try the freshly baked chocolate chip cookies at Souplantation (one on Lake in Pasadena and another on Huntington Drive on the border of Arcadia/Monrovia).

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                1. re: crystaw

                  Be forewarned though that those cookies are very sweet... even my kids had a problem after a couple of bites...

              1. Gelson's bakery (in Paseo): http://www.gelsons.com/stores/stores....

                Or, Bristol Farms' bakery on Fair Oaks.

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                1. re: chica

                  The brownies from Viktor Benes bakery in Gelson's are really tasty.

                2. Juliennes in San Marino on Mission has great cookies. About the same price as Mrs Fields but doesn't even compare. Larger cookies, but really good. Their jumbles have everything in it.

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                  1. re: paprkutr

                    I like Julienne as well, but sadly they are closed on Sundays.

                  2. Auntie Em's Kitchen. Chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies and peanut butter cookies. They are about the size of the palm of you hand (if it were big), and are around $1. a piece. The thin and crispy chocolate chip are is my fave.

                    1. I'm not intimately familiar with your neck of the woods, but if I were around there and was feeling for some great baked goods, Porto's, JJ, and Gelson's would be easy go-to places.

                      You can't beat the Leviathan Porto's for selection - I think their quality is very good - not great. JJ, in the same mall as Din Tai Fung, is a great representation of all good things baked with a Chinese interpretation, and Gelson's is always very consistant with a great selection, and is very accessible.

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                      1. re: bulavinaka

                        JJ's: good idea. And you get Din Tai Fung.

                      2. Thanks for all the suggestions! I'd usually head to Portos - but with a 20+ minute round trip drive, plus an easy 30-ish minute wait time - I was pushing it on time. Lovebirds was the most convenient location - and I was going to head there, but as I was mentioning it to a friend - she said they were closed on Sunday... although, now that I think about it - I don't think that's the case. I ended up at Gelson's and was disappointed because there cookies look very manufactures (and not homemade) - but, I was in a bind and settled on the rugala. I got a dozen each of apricot, raspberry, cinanmon raisin and chocolate chip. Came out to $29 for the batch (it's priced per pound at $11.95).

                        Thanks for all your suggestions.... next time, I'll hopefully be better prepared!!!

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                        1. re: The Oracle

                          I'm sorry I didn't mention Trader Joe's. So easy and close by! For the 30$ you spent at Gelson's you could have had 4 bags of cookies, a couple of cakes and ice cream! - Probably would taste better too! KQ

                          1. re: Kitchen Queen

                            ugh!!! I didn't even THINK about that!! That would have been a great (and cheaper) option! I couldn't remember what type of cookies Gelson's had (I get cakes from there -but never cookies)... but you are absolutely right!! I certainly wasn't thinking straight yesterday and in a serious time crunch... in retrospect, should have called Souplantation and inquired as to buying cookies.... (especially because the folks at Gelson's were uncharacteristically slow and I thought I could get in and out in a snap).... oh well, live and learn!

                          2. re: The Oracle

                            Oracle, I think your friend is right about Lovebirds. I walked by the Pasadena location yesterday, and it was closed in the early afternoon. I was hoping that you didn't go there to get the cookies, because I didn't realize that it was closed on Sundays. :)