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The "big pink cookie" - I don't get it.

gmm Aug 3, 2011 06:52 PM

The Rocket Bakery in Spokane has a big pink frosted sugar cookie that is raved about locally and beyond. I've seen this type of cookie elsewhere, so I don't think they originated it, but I really don't get what the fuss is about. It's basically a large sugar cookie, more crumbly than soft and the frosting is just a plain sugar frosting dyed pink. When I eat pink frosting, I want it to taste like strawberry or cherry, and not just dyed for the sake of being pink. Why do people love this cookie so much?

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    PAO Aug 4, 2011 01:39 PM

    What I assume is a similar cookie is sold here in Seattle, individually wrapped, meaning that the sellers are not the bakers. The cookie I refer to is not a sugar cookie but is more like shortbread. I love it, myself. Much richer than the typical sugar cookie. Most colored cookie frosting that I'm aware of (other than chocolate) doesn't have a specific flavor but is colored just by food coloring, so that's not anything unusual.

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      Jeri L Aug 9, 2011 11:41 AM

      The orginial Pink Cookies were made by Uncle Seth's (now Mostly Muffins). The cookie has a touch of cardamom and the cream cheese frosting has a touch of almond. THOSE are good cookies!

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        gmm Aug 14, 2011 05:50 AM

        I think those are probably better than the ones sold at Rocket. Ingredients in the Rocket cookie are: flour, margarine, powdered sugar, sugar, eggs, baking powder, vanilla and salt. The frosting is:cream cheese, margarine, almond flavoring, red food coloring. I remember seeing those Uncle Seth's cookies when I lived in Seattle. I'll have to hunt one down the next time I'm there.

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          PAO Aug 14, 2011 08:13 PM

          I was definitely referring to what used to be known as Uncle Seth's. Yes, perhaps the frosting did have a touch of almond. But just a touch. Thanks for enlightening us, Jeri L!

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