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Feb 11, 2008 02:58 PM

Soft peanut butter cookies? Pref Westside.

Anyone know where to get a soft, poufy peanut butter cookie? Not a brittle one, more chewy. Taste-wise, Clementine is good, just a teeny little bit too crunchy.


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  1. Diddy Riese in Westwood Village, on Broxton just south of the lower edge of campus. For decades known as the 25-cent cookie place, prices rose to 3 for a dollar a few years ago. My major complaint with all of their cookies is that they are too soft and chewy for my tastes -- I usually pop them into the fridge for awhile to harden them up. Note -- unless you are extremely lucky or use the public structure a block further down on the east side of Broxton, parking can be frustrating. So bring a friend so one of you can purchase the goods while the other circles the block.

    4 Replies
    1. re: nosh

      odd, i always think diddy riese's cookies are too crunchy and not chewy enough?

      1. re: Bert

        always chewy for me. unless they have been sitting around for a while, then they start to harden up.

        1. re: Bert

          Bert -- I agree with wilafur. Diddy Riese's cookies are always fresh and soft when served to me, but they do not have much of a shelf life -- like 10 minutes. Seriously, they must be eaten before leaving the store...divine!

        2. re: nosh

          Definitely Diddy Riese
          although I tend to go for the sugar cinnamon cookies, sooo chewy and good.

        3. Have you tried the Costco peanut butter cookies?

          1. I love the peanut butter cookies at Marmalade on Montana in Santa Monica (also in Malibu). They have the perfect chewiness.