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cheap pastries worth eating?

mrsphud Jun 1, 2009 01:48 PM

I am planning an engagement party for friends of mine and thought I would do a dessert reception. While I plan to do much of the baking myself, I can't do all of it. I used to be able to get some nice cookies at the Pepperidge Farm Outlet stores, but alas they are all gone. Any recommendations for where to get quality treats in quantity at reasonable prices? I live in Rockville, so NOVA and Baltimore are a bit far. Thanks in advance!

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    MrsWheatie RE: mrsphud Jun 1, 2009 02:05 PM

    We just had some ginger cookies from of all places Ikea in College Park. They were pretty darn good and you can get a big box. They also had some sort of chocolate dipped cookie too.

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      comestibles RE: mrsphud Jun 1, 2009 02:58 PM

      You'll have to check to see if this place is still there, but there is/was an Entenmann's Bakery Outlet on Rockville Pike in the Sunshine Center. They might have what you need.

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        Sean D RE: mrsphud Jun 1, 2009 05:40 PM

        I'm assuming that you were looking for something like a Pepperidge Farm Milano, or Bordeaux. Try IKEA in College Park. They have those crispy lace cookies with chocolate in the middle. They also have these surprisingly good cookies in a roll. If you want to spend a bit more, try the cookies at Costco in Gaithersburg.

        If I were in the same situation, I might take a lower priced butter cookie and try dipping it in some chocolate and nuts.

        Good luck!

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          shellymck RE: mrsphud Jun 1, 2009 06:55 PM

          Recently Sniders in Silver Spring has been selling large assortments of treats from Uptown Bakers for reasonable prices--3.95 for a largish box if memory serves. Some boxes are more oriented to breakfast pastries, others are mostly cookies and cakes. Several of these might fill out your platters.

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            HilkaryIC RE: mrsphud Jun 1, 2009 07:26 PM

            Bagel City on Rockville Pike has delish traditional tea cookies.

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              DCDeb RE: mrsphud Jun 1, 2009 08:09 PM

              The frozen cream puffs at Costco are surprisingly good. I think they sell smaller boxes of them at Shoppers too. Also, check out Rodman's for imported biscuits.

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                Jeserf RE: DCDeb Jun 2, 2009 07:33 AM

                those ARE good! I've had them unthawed and they're a lil' addictive.

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                  Sean D RE: DCDeb Jun 2, 2009 02:04 PM

                  I agree with DCDeb and Jesert. Those frozen cream puffs are downright addictive! They also make a nice eclair version, with chocolate.

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                  Jacey RE: mrsphud Jun 2, 2009 09:52 AM

                  Costco has a ton of great cakes, pastries, sweets but they are huge. You can always cut them down to size.

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