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cdn Apr 9, 2008 05:38 PM

I have developed a sweet tooth, thanks to pregnancy, I'm craving cookies. Who makes the best cookie in town?

  1. John Manzo Apr 9, 2008 06:20 PM

    God, who has BAD cookies? I pick up some from Pastel's at the U from time to time and they're gooey and great; closer to home I love the cookies at Rustic Sourdough; cookies are one of the really good things I've found at Bianky's; the cookies from the shortbread lady at CFM are to die for... I'm sure there are tons of options.

    Congrats on the pregnancy- but it is YOU who's pregnant, right? :)

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      cdn Apr 9, 2008 06:39 PM

      Theres no doubting its me! Even my Jr. High student that are usually so self absorbed have noticed...
      I grew up on BAD cookies, Every batch my mom baked ended up burnt, hard and in my lunch box...YUCK!

      1. re: John Manzo
        sarah galvin Apr 9, 2008 09:06 PM

        I agree - too many good cookie places. Haven't had a bad one yet.

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          Jasz Apr 9, 2008 10:18 PM

          Do you like George's?

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            CookieGal Apr 15, 2008 07:05 PM

            ACK!

            tropical oils / preservatives and artificial flavours >> no thank you george!

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              maplesugar Apr 16, 2008 05:57 PM

              I never looked that closely ...but I tried George's once and wasn't a fan...tasted off to me... as though they were made from a mix rather than scratch?

      2. maplesugar Apr 9, 2008 06:24 PM

        A Cookie Occasion 2107 33rd Av SW http://www.cookieoccasion.com/page/pa... MMMmm Triple Sin :D

        -or-

        Rustic Sourdough Bakery makes an excellent shorbread, so does Maggie at CFM... Maggie does a chocolate shortbread with pecan and caramel that I love (and I've since started making at home).

        Brulee is also a fave but not as easy to get to for me at least.

        Hope that helps ease the cravings :)

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          cleopatra999 Apr 10, 2008 08:02 AM

          I second a Cookie Occasion, one of the places I miss since moving away from Calgary. Soft, chewy, real cookies, made with real butter, not shortening (the measure of a good cookie for me). The Ginger chews are amazing, actually I have not had a cookie there that I do not like. :)

        2. Jasz Apr 9, 2008 06:40 PM

          I really like the cookies at Lazy Loaf and Kettle, especially the oatmeal & raisin (and I don't like raisins). They're huge (good for 2-3 eatings), thick and chewy.

          Anyone else wish we had a Mrs. Field's here or am I misremembering them?

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            cdn Apr 9, 2008 06:57 PM

            I've known the owners for about 15 years through my parents. When they came camping with us they brought their kona beans and esspresso maker, this was at least 10 years ago! I have eaten many, many sandwiches from the loaf and I've never had a cookie from there. I'll be sure to induldge in a few next time I meet my Dad for lunch.

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              mmm_cookies Apr 9, 2008 07:34 PM

              I love how Superstore bakeries always give kids a free cookie if they hang out by the door that leads to the bakery in back. I've never had one but have seen a lot of happy kids walking away! Maybe it's just the SuperStore I frequent, I don't know.

              FWIW, i keep a box of Mrs Fields cookies at work when I'm in need of a snack and find them to be best non-fresh cookies.

          2. sweeterpea Apr 9, 2008 10:51 PM

            Surprisingly, Co-op bakery does make good cookies -- the chocolate chip gourmet cookies are quite good as the chocolate chocolate chunk. Make sure you buy the gourmet, not the regular. The gourmet you only get a dozen in the pack.

            Lakeview Bakery makes these raspberry turnover things -- oatmeal cookie dough and raspberry.If you can't make it to the bakery itself, you can buy them at Planet Organic . Also, they make a good cranberry oatmeal choc. chip. Also available at Co-op or Amaranth.

            Planet Organic has great cookies and squares too. My fave are the caramel chocolate cashew thingies mmmmmmm.

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              ChefsMenuTasting Apr 9, 2008 11:12 PM

              I think you should try Lifesaver popsicles after the cookie crave. But homemade macaroons, really chocolaty and oozing warm just out of the oven with a big glass of milk with ice cubes in it.

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              aktivistin Apr 10, 2008 09:41 AM

              I like the Baci cookies at Brulee. I'm not sure what's in them but they're gooey, a bit chocolate-y, and very, very delicious.

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                23skidoo Apr 10, 2008 11:49 AM

                If you like really big, thick, chewy cookies, Heartland (Sunnyside) is the greatest. They do all their baking on site.

                1. CriolloLover Apr 10, 2008 12:49 PM

                  One of my favourite cookies right now in Calgary is from the CB Farmers Market. Shamefully I cannot remember the vendors name (to busy staring at the jar of cookies) but it's the Colombian family that runs the Gelato/Coffee stall (anyone know the name?). Their chocolate cookie is out of this world, and the Guava cookie is excellent as well - but definitely go chocolate.

                  And add another shout out for Lakeview - their Mountain Man cookies and Mega Flax Squares are awesome (but pricey). Can get both from Co-op....ENJOY!

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                    John Manzo Apr 10, 2008 04:12 PM

                    Tutti Fruitti- I didn't know they cold cookies!

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                    schneeballe Apr 10, 2008 08:34 PM

                    Congratulations!
                    I have just recently discovered the chocolate chip cookies from Prairie Bread Mill. They only have the one flavor (chocolate chip oatmeal). They are fairly thin, soft and delectable. They have great texture and flavor. Unfortunately (or fortunately for my figure) they don't have them everyday and they tend to sell out fairly quickly. I usually call and see if they have some and then they will hold some for you. Prairie Bread mill is up in a little shopping plaza across from Northland Volkswagen just off of Crowchild. I've tried lots of cookies...at GoodEarth, CFM, bakeries etc and these are right up there, one of my top five for sure.

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                      sarah galvin Apr 10, 2008 10:08 PM

                      Prairie Mill is a wonderful bakery. They actually mill the flour the day the bread is baked and bake different breads on different days - so you have to know what day to buy your bread because it sells out quickly.

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                      talo Apr 18, 2008 04:05 PM

                      Purple perk has an amazing ginger sandwich cookie with a cream cheese icing in between. They're huge!

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                        cdn Apr 19, 2008 08:28 AM

                        talo
                        where about is the purple perk? that cookie sounds too good to pass up!

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                          John Manzo Apr 19, 2008 08:30 AM

                          PP is on 4th St SW across the street from Starbucks, one door north of Mercato.

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