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What's your favorite Pepperidge Farm cookie?

Jpan99 Jun 5, 2012 06:47 AM

While I've never met a cookie I didn't like, my favorite Pepperidge Farm cookie is Brussels. Thin, extra crunchy and dark chocolate filling. Yum!

  1. JungMann Jun 5, 2012 06:51 AM

    Original Milanos. Plain, simple, perfect.

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    1. re: JungMann
      mamachef Jun 5, 2012 06:56 AM

      Mint Milanos. Or Orange.

      1. re: mamachef
        Jpan99 Jun 5, 2012 07:00 AM

        Funny but I think the Milanos are my least favorite. I don't like the texture of the cookie.

        1. re: Jpan99
          mamachef Jun 5, 2012 07:28 AM

          Well, each to his/her own, right? The texture is the reason I love them! I've tried many times to replicate, and just can't do it.
          They're not quite the same as they used to be, but I can still get myself around a few of those dual-cookie pastry cups. :)

          1. re: mamachef
            Jpan99 Jun 5, 2012 07:33 AM

            My mom LOVED the Lido, I don't know if they still make that one. It reminded me a lot of Milano but round and cookie dough was swirled, not smooth. Same texture tho.

            1. re: Jpan99
              Bob W Jun 12, 2012 12:25 PM

              I think Lidos are gone -- I liked them too (I'm a huge Milano fan).

        2. re: mamachef
          Frouss Jun 5, 2012 07:38 AM

          Raspberry Milanos!

        3. re: JungMann
          John Francis Jul 13, 2013 08:04 AM

          All the Milanos.

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          biscottifan Jun 5, 2012 07:14 AM

          Chesapeakes followed by Nantuckets.

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          1. re: biscottifan
            redfish62 Jun 5, 2012 07:30 AM

            Yeah I can eat a dozen of those at a time

            1. re: biscottifan
              escondido123 Jun 5, 2012 10:17 AM

              If those are the ones with dark chocolate chips and pecans those are my favorite too. As good as homemade, almost, and I can eat the whole bag though I generally don't.

              1. re: escondido123
                wonderwoman Jun 5, 2012 12:10 PM

                started to say you were thinking about geneva, but i was misremembering. genevas are a flat oval spread with dark chocolate and sprinkled with chopped pecans -- my second favorite after the original milano.

                among the non-chocolate varieties, the apricot-raspberry verona.

                here a link to a complete list: of pf cookies:


                1. re: escondido123
                  biscottifan Jun 6, 2012 07:50 AM

                  Yes, the dark chocolate chips and pecans are Chesapeakes. Nantuckets have dark chocolate chips but no nuts.

              2. kattyeyes Jun 5, 2012 07:51 AM

                Brussels all the way, tho' I haven't had 'em in YEARS. They're like the equally awesome IKEA cookies (if you like Brussels, you know the ones I mean). Look what I found, too. I may have to try these!

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                1. re: kattyeyes
                  Jpan99 Jun 5, 2012 07:53 AM

                  Yum, if you make the recipe come back and post a picture!

                  1. re: Jpan99
                    kattyeyes Jun 5, 2012 07:54 AM

                    It's a deal! :)

                    1. re: Jpan99
                      kattyeyes Jun 8, 2012 09:35 AM

                      Great thread--inspired me to make my own Brussels, and how purr-fect as I had egg whites on hand from making gelato. Here are some pics!

                      1. re: kattyeyes
                        suzigirl Jun 8, 2012 04:07 PM

                        That's funny, I just picked up some ingredients to make some knock offs too

                        1. re: suzigirl
                          kattyeyes Jun 8, 2012 04:48 PM

                          :) Easy and delicious--you don't need a pastry bag. I used a small cookie scoop and flattened the batter with a knife. Happy baking! You WILL, however, need more chocolate for the insides. I melted 5 oz. and would've needed more if I frosted every cookie. P.S. If you don't have cream of tartar, Italian baking powder works like a charm.

                          1. re: kattyeyes
                            suzigirl Jun 8, 2012 05:13 PM

                            They really look fantastic. I think I need some knock off chessmen too.

                            1. re: suzigirl
                              kattyeyes Jun 8, 2012 05:24 PM

                              Thanks! Chessmen are just shortbread cookies, right? I never made shortbread in fancy shapes, tho'. Let us know how you do!

                              1. re: kattyeyes
                                suzigirl Jun 9, 2012 07:09 AM

                                Yes they are. In all their buttery glory.

                                1. re: kattyeyes
                                  Emme Jun 9, 2012 08:06 PM

                                  and there's that glaze on top... sort of the chessmen outline? i wonder if it's a simple sugar glaze...

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                                    greygarious Jun 10, 2012 09:25 AM

                                    I think it's just an egg wash. It does not taste sweet, and if it were sugar I think it would dissolve and/or turn sticky.

                                    1. re: greygarious
                                      kattyeyes Jun 10, 2012 09:34 AM

                                      Now that you mention, greygarious, that sounds right. I've seen shortbread recipes with an egg wash, but never with a sugar glaze.

                                      1. re: kattyeyes
                                        suzigirl Jun 10, 2012 12:01 PM

                                        I agree with greygarious. Eggwash.

                                      2. re: greygarious
                                        Emme Jun 11, 2012 12:46 AM

                                        i think you're right; however, i always thought it tasted slightly sweet. i guess in the scope of factory production, it's likely an "egg wash stamp..."

                                        1. re: greygarious
                                          shecrab Jun 11, 2012 05:43 AM

                                          It's gum arabic.

                                          1. re: shecrab
                                            suzigirl Jun 11, 2012 08:01 AM

                                            Eeeekkkk. I read up a bit on that. I guess ignorance really is bliss sometimes.

                                            1. re: suzigirl
                                              Just Visiting Jul 25, 2012 04:43 AM

                                              Wy the eeeekk? It is a plant-based polysaccharide (complex carbohydrate). It comes from a species of acacia. Mastic doesn't come from acacias. It comes from the resin of a a shrub known as Pistacia lentiscus. Gum arabic is used to make sweet desserts in Africa.

                                              Is it bothering you because it can also be made into other things? So is corn. So is soy.

                                              1. re: Just Visiting
                                                suzigirl Jul 25, 2012 08:11 AM

                                                Point taken. Thanx

                                            2. re: shecrab
                                              mamachef Jun 15, 2012 02:32 PM

                                              AKA mastic? Aaaaaaaaaaaaugh!!

                                              1. re: shecrab
                                                alkapal Jun 16, 2012 04:43 AM

                                                interesting about the gum arabic. i am just exploring paula wolfert's tour-de-force, "the food of morocco," where she describes that ingredient as quite unique in its contribution to a recipe. she "adores" it, esp. for sweets -- like almond paste -- where it makes the ingredient taste "even richer." she also says it helps inhibit spoilage.

                                                as i recall, i like the little glaze that those pepp farm shortbread "chessman" cookies have, and i too thought it slightly sweet.

                                                unfortunately, i **used to** like pepp farm cookies, but they've gotten so sweet over the past few years, and have a decidely artificially-enhanced "flavoring" lingering in my mouth. its like how keebler's pecan sandies went downhill. ;-((.

                                                if i do have to choose, i'd go for bordeaux.

                                  2. re: kattyeyes
                                    Jpan99 Jun 9, 2012 06:07 AM

                                    Those look great! I'm going to try that recipe when I get a chance. Thanks for sharing.

                              2. pinehurst Jun 5, 2012 07:52 AM

                                I really love the classic Milano but a close second is Bordeaux....super thin, sweet, and almost toffee-buttery. Love them both with milk or a cup of tea.

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                                1. re: pinehurst
                                  Emme Jun 6, 2012 11:30 PM

                                  Bordeaux are my favorite... I've even gone so far as to (try to) clone them at home... I'm pretty darn close.
                                  My close second are the Pirouettes.

                                  1. re: Emme
                                    hollymayberry Jun 12, 2012 11:15 AM

                                    I was brought up only really ever knowing chessmen, which were always my fave, until 10 years ago when a boyfriend at the time introduced me to the way his family indulged in pepperidge farm cookies. He took cookies and cream ice cream, let it soften up a bit, and scooped it up with bordeaux cookies...oh...my...goodness.

                                    Try it!

                                    1. re: hollymayberry
                                      Bacardi1 Jun 13, 2012 07:58 AM

                                      For some reason I never warmed up to Pepperidge Farm "Chessmen". My commercial shortbread cookie of choice was always "Lorna Doones". Can't remember the last time I saw those - wonder if they're still made.

                                      1. re: Bacardi1
                                        MplsM ary Jun 13, 2012 01:10 PM

                                        Yes they are still made. I get a little packet of Lorna Doones and a bottle of apple-cranberry juice every other month after my blood donation. I bought a box of Lorna Doones a couple years ago looking for that between-donation treat, but for some odd reason they taste better doled out four at a time after giving blood. Salty-sweet crumbly goodness.

                                        1. re: Bacardi1
                                          GraceW Jun 13, 2012 06:11 PM

                                          Yes, I can confirm: I volunteer in a hospital and often we have them for patients. Try Walgreens or CVS or another store such as those.

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                                            Bacardi1 Jun 14, 2012 05:49 AM

                                            Thanks guys! Now I have a taste for them & will have to search them out - lol!

                                            1. re: Bacardi1
                                              alkapal Jun 16, 2012 04:48 AM

                                              i'm a shortbread fan, too. i like the walker's version and the trader joe's "walker's" version (the same, I'm sure). wish trader joe's would do cookies. i know walker's does.

                                              here: have a nice daydream of walker's "biscuits." http://www.walkersus.com/
                                              they make mr. chessman pound dirt! LOL

                                              1. re: alkapal
                                                GraceW Jun 16, 2012 05:39 AM

                                                Ahaha, this just reminds me of when we went on familytrip to London (which was a very big deal for us as children because we had never been out of the US) and somehow we were given some Walker's shortbread, on a plane or train or in a hotel.. and we fell in love. My mother BOUGHT A TON, maybe a 1/2 a suitcase full because we thought it was unique to the UK, and we believed that we could give them as gifts back home.. then when we got back home, we were at the grocery store the next day and saw that they weren't so hard to find. OOPS.

                                      2. re: Emme
                                        Bliss149 Jun 19, 2012 07:04 PM

                                        Omg Bordeaux! Opened a bag last night and DH and I finished that baby off.

                                        Lexingtons aren't bad but Bordeaux all the way.

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                                          FriedClamFanatic Jun 23, 2012 02:58 PM

                                          Like a lot of them....but the Bourdeaux....spread with a bit of melted chocolate......sandwiched with a little whip cream......and OMG...if you wanna really go over the top...sliced strawberries........is a dessert-divine!

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                                      KSlink Jun 5, 2012 07:55 AM

                                      Any and all Milano's and Pirouettes...

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                                        kattyeyes Jun 5, 2012 07:59 AM

                                        When I was a kiddo, a local steakhouse would serve a sundae festooned with pirouettes. Fancied up that sundae right proper! ;)

                                        1. re: kattyeyes
                                          gaffk Jun 5, 2012 02:48 PM

                                          My local gelatto store puts a Pirouette on top when you order a cup (as opposed to the cone). I'm always tempted to ask if I can have 3 or 5 as they are the perfect vehicle to transport the gelatto to my mouth.

                                          1. re: gaffk
                                            kattyeyes Jun 5, 2012 03:11 PM

                                            EXACTLY! The ultimate edible straw/spoon!

                                            1. re: kattyeyes
                                              KSlink Jun 12, 2012 08:30 PM

                                              I'm wondering if tuile batter would make an acceptable pirouette knock-off, what think you all?

                                              1. re: KSlink
                                                Emme Jun 13, 2012 08:18 PM

                                                and i was wondering if a gavotte batter, slightly more sweet would make a good effort...

                                                ETA: Nevermind, I thought about it, and gavotte is too crispy when it comes out of the oven. Thinking about trying with these when I get back to town next week:

                                                65 grams butter, softened
                                                60 grams sifted powdered sugar
                                                1/2 - 1 tsp vanilla
                                                2 egg whites, lightly whisked
                                                65 grams flour
                                                pinch of salt

                                                Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla, then slowly add whites. Add flour slowly. Bake at 350 F by the 2-3 tsp for 5-13 minutes (depending upon size) til the edges get golden. Shape immediately.

                                                1. re: KSlink
                                                  kattyeyes Jun 14, 2012 04:28 AM

                                                  I haven't made this recipe, but I found it and thought you might like to give it a whirl. Pics look promising! :)

                                                  1. re: kattyeyes
                                                    KSlink Jun 15, 2012 11:26 AM

                                                    Emme and kattyeyes, thank you both! I think my car's DOA but the next time I get to the store...cookietime! Just the picture alone is making me drool....

                                        2. inaplasticcup Jun 5, 2012 08:06 AM

                                          If Genevas are the ones with the dark chocolate and toasted almonds, then those are it. :)

                                          1. Disneyfreak Jun 5, 2012 08:06 AM

                                            I love the Bordeaux cookie. Milanos (especially the double chocolate ones) are good too.

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                                              circustance Jun 5, 2012 08:06 AM

                                              Snickerdoodles !! Or Milanos, original or mint.

                                              1. ipsedixit Jun 5, 2012 08:10 AM

                                                Chocolate chip with macadamias.

                                                1. Perilagu Khan Jun 5, 2012 10:02 AM

                                                  Milanos and Mint Milanos. Haven't had 'em in a coon's age, though.

                                                  1. jmcarthur8 Jun 5, 2012 10:13 AM

                                                    Brussels Mint! Those were so delicious, and so hard to find. I don't even recall seeing them in years.
                                                    That, and a glass of cold milk....divine.

                                                    1. Bacardi1 Jun 5, 2012 12:47 PM

                                                      I like any of the original ones - don't care for the big clunky chunky new ones.

                                                      1. lisavf Jun 5, 2012 01:39 PM

                                                        Chessmen, especially in the winter with a cup of cocoa.

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                                                          suzigirl Jun 5, 2012 02:03 PM

                                                          +1 on chessmen. So simple, crisp and buttery. I can gobble those down. Regular or the cute minis.

                                                          1. re: lisavf
                                                            Bacardi1 Jun 5, 2012 02:05 PM

                                                            Yup - another vote for Chessmen. Simple & perfect on a cold day with a warm beverage.

                                                            1. re: lisavf
                                                              MplsM ary Jun 7, 2012 12:17 AM

                                                              My mom was nuts for Chessmen. Chessmen and hot, hot HOT Earl Grey tea with a splash of milk was her favorite indulgence. I favor Sausalitos.

                                                              1. re: MplsM ary
                                                                pinehurst Jun 13, 2012 02:05 PM

                                                                My mom, too, loved the Chessmen. And Gingermen! And Earl Grey or Constant Comment (Bigelow) tea with milk.

                                                                1. re: MplsM ary
                                                                  Jpan99 Jun 19, 2012 03:37 AM

                                                                  My mom loved Chessmen the best too! Are these MOM cookies? Hmmm...

                                                                  1. re: Jpan99
                                                                    suzigirl Jun 19, 2012 08:38 AM

                                                                    They can't be mom cookies. I'm not a mom. Am I just a fuddy duddy? Maybe so. :-)

                                                                2. re: lisavf
                                                                  akq Jun 18, 2012 12:02 PM

                                                                  Yesssssss! Love those things!

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                                                                    rockandroller1 Jun 18, 2012 12:24 PM


                                                                  2. gaffk Jun 5, 2012 02:46 PM

                                                                    When I was younger it was definitely Milanos, then mint Milanos. But in my advanced years, the pendulum has swung to Genevas (more chocolate to cookie ratio).

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                                                                    1. re: gaffk
                                                                      gaffk Jul 9, 2012 05:59 PM

                                                                      I hate Chowhound. I successfully bypassed the cookie aisle for years (but this thread has been in the back of my mind). I am now munching on Genevas. And thinking of the new version with toffee I saw today.

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                                                                        mamachef Dec 6, 2013 07:43 AM

                                                                        Waaaaaaaahahahaha! I read the first sentance, and my eyes totally bugged out, and then I kept on reading and I get it now. :)
                                                                        Happy Holidays, buddy.

                                                                        1. re: mamachef
                                                                          gaffk Dec 6, 2013 09:14 AM

                                                                          Thanks . . . Happy Holidays to you too!

                                                                          (And that version with the toffee chips was really good ;)

                                                                    2. Caroline1 Jun 5, 2012 03:08 PM

                                                                      Everbody knows Pepperidge Farm makes only one GREAT cookie. The SAUSALITO! Betcha can't eat just one... package! They are SO good!!! '-)

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                                                                      1. re: Caroline1
                                                                        Caroline1 Jun 10, 2012 11:08 AM

                                                                        <sigh> This thread drove me to buy a bag of Sausalito. They no longer come in the bag shown in the link I provided above. They now come with some sky blue hype around the top of the bag. They also come in a crispy or chewy variety. And most disappointing of all, the ones in the new packaging that I got were "pretty good," but they are NOT the same as the original Sausalito cookies. Damn them!

                                                                        WHY do cookie manufacturers do that? Does anyone else remember the original Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies when Amos was still making them himself and they only came in one flavor? Without coconut? Sheesh.... IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT...!!!!

                                                                        1. re: Caroline1
                                                                          alkapal Jun 16, 2012 04:52 AM

                                                                          i agree, caroline.

                                                                          and my new motto: "i'm putting the cur in curmudgeon." LOL

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                                                                            Caroline1 Jun 16, 2012 06:56 AM

                                                                            And what a wonderful world it would be if it was just run the way WE want! Idiots.

                                                                            1. re: Caroline1
                                                                              mamachef Jun 16, 2012 07:18 AM

                                                                              Could I be a part of this Brain Trust, please?

                                                                              1. re: mamachef
                                                                                Caroline1 Jun 16, 2012 08:01 AM

                                                                                Come on in! The three of us should have the world in shape in no time!

                                                                                1. re: Caroline1
                                                                                  mamachef Jun 16, 2012 08:14 AM

                                                                                  STARTING w/ what the Evil Bastiges to perfectly good foodstuffs.

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                                                                                    Caroline1 Jun 16, 2012 08:17 AM

                                                                                    Exacatilly! The whole damn food world is in TROUBLE....!

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                                                                        Heatherb Jun 5, 2012 03:15 PM

                                                                        Chessmen (with ice cream) and the fruit-filled ones eaten with a good tea.... God, now I'm thinking about them.

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                                                                          Just Visiting Jun 5, 2012 03:24 PM

                                                                          Lidos. The heartless bastards discontinued them, except in the party package. Lidos got me through law school. Second - Bordeaux. The Melts are awful and the Veronas are just meh.

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                                                                          1. re: Just Visiting
                                                                            coney with everything Jun 6, 2012 05:10 AM

                                                                            They discontinued my old favorite, too...Capris. Dark chocolate cookie with nuts, creme filling like Oreos but better...

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                                                                              Babyducks Jun 6, 2012 03:48 PM

                                                                              Oh those Capri cookies, I miss them so. I bet it's been 30 yrs since I had a bag of those beauties.

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                                                                                Pipenta Jun 16, 2012 08:11 AM

                                                                                YES YES YES. I didn't see this at first pass and posted a whingefest downthread. Oh I loved Capris. Loved them.

                                                                                But do you remember how they kept f*cking with them and cheapened them and they shrunk and got dry and nasty? Oh, that was so harsh, so sad.

                                                                                Back when the cookies were good, back in the distant days of my youth, we'd get bags of them for picnics on the beach on Block Island and wash them down with Orelia or whatever they called Orangina back then. Oh summer, oh sunburn, oh sand between my toes. Oh looking good in a skimpy bathing suit! Distant memories of things long gone!

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                                                                                  mamachef Jun 16, 2012 08:15 AM

                                                                                  Literally laughing out loud. This is marvelous, Pipenta!!

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                                                                                    coney with everything Jun 18, 2012 04:46 AM

                                                                                    "Oh looking good in a skimpy bathing suit! Distant memories of things long gone!"


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                                                                                venushakti Jun 5, 2012 04:04 PM

                                                                                Orange Milanos or Sausalitos.

                                                                                1. Jpan99 Jun 5, 2012 05:15 PM

                                                                                  Why did I start this discussion? I was forced to run to the Pepperidge Farm thrift store near me and got some Brussels and Tahiti! Forgot about those, like the old Lido but with coconut in the batter. Somebody put a lock on my pantry door so I'll stop eating them.

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                                                                                  1. re: Jpan99
                                                                                    mamachef Jun 5, 2012 05:57 PM

                                                                                    I was pretty much thinking the same thing when I stocked up on Classic and Mint Milanos and then went completely krezzy and bought Sausalitos. Dang, I'd forgotten how much I love Sausalitos.
                                                                                    Clearly you are an enabler and a very, very wicked person. I'm pretty sure I love you. :)

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                                                                                      suzigirl Jun 5, 2012 06:32 PM

                                                                                      + 1 on mamachef. Now I must have chessmen. Wow am I impressionable

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                                                                                        Jpan99 Jun 6, 2012 07:19 AM

                                                                                        Yeah, sorry about that. I go out for a walk with my dog every morning before breakfast. This morning I grabbed a Tahiti to take along just in case I felt faint or dizzy or something....you know how it is....the cookie was gone before I got out the front door!

                                                                                      2. re: Jpan99
                                                                                        Just Visiting Jun 6, 2012 05:05 AM

                                                                                        "Forced" to run to the Pepperidge Farm Thrift Store? Forced? Hmm. I'll have to try that excuse. Honey, I swear. Some crazy guy broke in, held a gun to my head, and forced me to go to the store to buy cookies. Or "Honestly, honey...I got an e-mail that said that if I didn't buy some Pepperidge Farms, we'd never see the cat again...."

                                                                                        And let's all be honest, shall we? Taking a break of 3-4 minutes between each layer doesn't mean you aren't eating the whole bag at one sitting. I wish they would sell them in mini-packs of 3-4 cookies. I have seen milanos in mini-packs.

                                                                                        I get why Bloomberg is so worried about sugary drinks but I fear that he's going to go after Pepperidge Farms next.

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                                                                                          Jpan99 Jun 6, 2012 07:20 AM

                                                                                          Yeah, well I don't have a "honey" I have a dog... "Cookies!? You're going out to get cookies?! Awesome!"

                                                                                      3. steakman55 Jun 5, 2012 05:28 PM

                                                                                        Just had three Sausalito after dinner with a cup of coffee..........

                                                                                        1. eastofnevada Jun 5, 2012 06:09 PM

                                                                                          Brussels or Genevas with Milanos in third place.

                                                                                          1. BobB Jun 6, 2012 08:05 AM

                                                                                            Brussels here also, but what I really liked best and still miss are the mini-Brussels that seem to have disappeared a couple of years ago.

                                                                                            1. dyal1 Jun 6, 2012 06:09 PM

                                                                                              Original Milanos. I think. I love cookies and chocolate.

                                                                                              1. Cheese Boy Jun 6, 2012 11:29 PM

                                                                                                Chantilly and Linzers

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                                                                                                  calmossimo Jun 7, 2012 08:13 PM

                                                                                                  All kinds of Milanos, especially mint. Brussels. Argh, I haven't had these cookies in so long... I need to go get some soon!

                                                                                                  1. NoodleQueen Jun 7, 2012 08:35 PM

                                                                                                    +1 for Brussels - I think that is my favorite.
                                                                                                    Other favorites are (in order) Chessmen and Milanos (orange, chocolate, or mint flavors).

                                                                                                    Milanos were my first Pepperidge Farm cookie courtesy of my piano teacher.

                                                                                                    Gotta say that I would take Goldfish crackers over cookies any day, though!

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                                                                                                      TheButterflyWithin Jun 9, 2012 01:31 PM

                                                                                                      The original Milano.

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                                                                                                        LeoLioness Jun 9, 2012 03:42 PM

                                                                                                        The Sausalito ones, with white chocolate and macadamias. I can do a number on those.

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                                                                                                          Leepa Jun 9, 2012 04:02 PM

                                                                                                          Uh hum. Brussels it is for me. I do miss the Molasses Crisps though.

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                                                                                                            suzigirl Jun 9, 2012 04:38 PM

                                                                                                            I am so glad I have never heard of the molasses crisps. I lllooovvve molasses. I am sure if i had known about these I would have been a huge fan. How did I miss these?

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                                                                                                              Leepa Jun 9, 2012 04:44 PM

                                                                                                              They haven't made them in decades. Here's a copy cat recipe by Gale Gand.



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                                                                                                                mamachef Jun 9, 2012 04:49 PM

                                                                                                                Leepa, I never even thought to look for a copycat for these. You doing so and having the kindness to post it is proof positive that the gods are smiling today. Thanks!!

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                                                                                                                  suzigirl Jun 9, 2012 05:06 PM

                                                                                                                  I am old enough to have had them decades ago. :-) and I love Gale Gand. Miss her show. Thanks for the link.

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                                                                                                                    KSlink Jun 12, 2012 12:51 PM

                                                                                                                    Several years ago I copied down a recipe from Gale Gand for an imitation Milano which I have never gotten around to making but have never forgotten, either. If I get to the store (bad brakes) I'll report back on the results.....

                                                                                                              2. greygarious Jun 9, 2012 05:47 PM

                                                                                                                They long ago stopped making a coconut cookie that I liked a lot. I recently noticed they have another one and bought a package, but they lack flavor and have a dry, crumbly, too-fine texture.
                                                                                                                As I recall, probably because of more coconut, the original ones had a grainier crumb.

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                                                                                                                  1. Delucacheesemonger Jun 10, 2012 12:02 AM

                                                                                                                    As our habits in adulthood are so linked with childhood, my mother bought exclusively Bordeaux, that is the only one l eat. Now l must get a bag, as it has been years since l had one, hopefully they are the same.

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                                                                                                                      ctfoodguy Jun 11, 2012 05:04 AM

                                                                                                                      I'm eating a Lexington right now with my coffee. LOVE double stuffed Milanos and chessmen

                                                                                                                      1. gmm Jun 11, 2012 05:18 AM

                                                                                                                        +1 for Brussels, and I also love the Gingerman cookies.

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                                                                                                                          scarsdalesurprise Jun 11, 2012 06:03 AM

                                                                                                                          Bordeaux and Gingerman

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                                                                                                                            GraceW Jun 11, 2012 03:08 PM

                                                                                                                            oH YES. I do love the Gingerbread family (not more than the taste of the aforementioned Bordeaux) but I like looking at the Gingerbread family. It looks so happy. (Pardon, the five-year-old moment here.)

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                                                                                                                            shake N baik Jun 11, 2012 08:10 AM

                                                                                                                            The unfilled pirouette that's only in the Classic Assortment box. Why can't they just sell those separately??

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                                                                                                                              suzigirl Jun 11, 2012 08:20 AM

                                                                                                                              They do that with cookies and crackers alike. Several that only come in assortment packs. What if i don't want the rest?

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                                                                                                                                Emme Jun 11, 2012 11:47 PM

                                                                                                                                i swear there's a company that makes these unfilled Piroulines... Not Pepperidge Farm, but they taste the same... or perhaps I have it confused with another cookie.

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                                                                                                                                  Bacardi1 Jun 12, 2012 07:54 AM

                                                                                                                                  No, you're right. I've seen non-Pepperidge-Farm unfilled Pirouettes/Piroulines/whatever-they're-called too, but can't remember the brand either. Some markets have a special section for imported/gourmet cookies - maybe check there.

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                                                                                                                                    Emme Jun 12, 2012 07:46 PM

                                                                                                                                    these are some...

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                                                                                                                                      shake N baik Jun 15, 2012 10:51 AM

                                                                                                                                      ok...let me order these and do a taste test. They look a little different since the Pepperidge Farm ones have dark specs on them.

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                                                                                                                                JC2 Jun 12, 2012 12:30 PM

                                                                                                                                I used to be devoted to Milanos (Mint and regular) but last weekend for the first time ever, I have a vanilla creme filled Pirouette. Did they just invent these? Very dangerous - you should never buy them by yourself. They are amazing.

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                                                                                                                                  alkapal Jun 17, 2012 01:43 AM

                                                                                                                                  those sound extremely dangerous. are they super sweet, though?

                                                                                                                                2. Pipenta Jun 16, 2012 08:06 AM

                                                                                                                                  It used to be Capri. They were a chocolate sandwich cookie with a vanilla cream filling. The outer cookie had the look of a drop cookie and had walnuts.

                                                                                                                                  But they kept screwing with them, cheapening them. They got smaller. The cookies got a dry and dusty look. And finally, by the late 70's, they were not very good and so DUH, nobody bought them anymore and they went the way of the dodo.

                                                                                                                                  And I don't much eat Pepperidge Farm cookies any more because they BROKE MY HEART!

                                                                                                                                  1. alkapal Jun 17, 2012 01:46 AM

                                                                                                                                    ahahaaaaaa -- their site calls it the COOKIE GATEWAY"!!!!! http://www.pepperidgefarm.com/CookieG...

                                                                                                                                    maybe you have the gateway drug and then go buy a ton of gateway cookies?

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                                                                                                                                      suzigirl Jun 17, 2012 08:35 AM

                                                                                                                                      I did the cookie quiz and it picked chessmen. That's hilarious... it is my favorite.

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                                                                                                                                        alkapal Jun 17, 2012 03:43 PM

                                                                                                                                        LOL -- i took the quiz, too:

                                                                                                                                        You're feeling calm and mellow, and you're not in the mood for surprises. The Chessmen® is just what you're looking for: a classic butter cookie that's comforting and delicious, with the flavor you know and love.""""

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                                                                                                                                          suzigirl Jun 17, 2012 04:25 PM

                                                                                                                                          Mostly, I am calm and mellow. Guess that's why I am a chessmen girl.

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                                                                                                                                        Bacardi1 Jun 18, 2012 07:11 AM

                                                                                                                                        I was a "Chessmen" today too!

                                                                                                                                      3. alkapal Jun 17, 2012 01:51 AM

                                                                                                                                        their site is dangerous, because i'm seeing all sorts of cookies i never even KNEW about! like that maui cookie….where have you been all my life, lovey?

                                                                                                                                        i also like those little veronas with the strawberry jam.

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                                                                                                                                          mamachef Jun 17, 2012 05:48 AM

                                                                                                                                          I'm not even going to look at this site. I'm not and you can't make me. Not gonna do it. Won't. I'm not even the teensiest bit curious. K', well I have to go now....there's something I have to do, but it has nothing to do with cookies. really. Or checking other websites.
                                                                                                                                          Curse you both.

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                                                                                                                                            alkapal Jun 17, 2012 03:39 PM

                                                                                                                                            (that is one of those weird-looking words when you keep typing it).

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                                                                                                                                              gaffk Jun 17, 2012 04:27 PM

                                                                                                                                              I was reading getaway . . . getaway . . . getaway . . .

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                                                                                                                                                mamachef Jun 17, 2012 06:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                Probably just as applicable. They're both warnings. I tried to heed them but I couldn't. Someone else's fingers took over and typed in the web address, and there they all were in stunning glory. I almost cried, it was so beauteous. Cookie Valhalla.

                                                                                                                                        2. jmcarthur8 Jun 18, 2012 01:33 AM

                                                                                                                                          Well, I googled 'Brussels Mint' and found out that it was discontinued in August 2009. Reading the comments here, I see why! Other than me, nobody mentioned it as a favorite, so I guess it wasn't a big seller. I thought it was the best store bought cookie ever. Does anyone here recall trying them?

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                                                                                                                                            kattyeyes Jun 18, 2012 04:24 AM

                                                                                                                                            Oh, no, no...specifically, Brussels Mint absolutely WAS my favorite. Is there something about being a kiddo that makes chocolate and mint especially great? I do still love chocolate and mint together, maybe because I'll never grow up. ;)

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                                                                                                                                              mamachef Jun 18, 2012 06:30 AM

                                                                                                                                              LOL, kattyeyes. When the craving strikes, nothing will do but a York peppermint patty.

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                                                                                                                                                kattyeyes Jun 18, 2012 07:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                Too bad they're not thinner, you could layer one between two homemade Brussels and "get the sensation!" Probably an After Eight would do the trick--those are nice 'n thin. Meantime, please pass me my "silver medal." Thanks! :)

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                                                                                                                                                  mamachef Jun 18, 2012 07:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                  Here you go!! (passing medal). What a grand idea to incorporate those thin wafers of deliciousness into cookies!! (When the kids were young and chocolate was verboten to them, I used to keep a sneak-pack of those mints in the cupboard, because I could hold one in my mouth and let it melt in a covert way, without wandering around with a huge mouthful of choccy.)

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                                                                                                                                                    jmcarthur8 Jun 18, 2012 10:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                    kattyeyes, you get a gold medal for making the Brussels cookies that you pictured upthread! Thanks for the recipe link. I just may make some Brussels Mints myself.

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                                                                                                                                                      kattyeyes Jun 18, 2012 11:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                      Aww, so very sweet of you. Thanks, jmcarthur8! If you beat me to trying to make Brussels Mints, please do tell! This kat is now VERY curious!

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                                                                                                                                                meshane Jul 12, 2013 05:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                Brussels Mint were my favorite too. I found them once last year and thought they were back, so I bought only 1 bag, and then never saw them again.

                                                                                                                                                I got this e-mail from a company rep on May 15th 2012:
                                                                                                                                                "The Pepperidge Farm Mint Brussels were made for the Fall season this year. You may be able to find this item in stores in your area. Unfortunately, we cannot determine whether this item will be in continuous production at this time."

                                                                                                                                                Here's a copycat recipe that I haven't tried yet but that looks good.

                                                                                                                                              3. cheesepowder Jun 19, 2012 07:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                I miss the Zurich cookies, which used to be my favorite. They were like jam thumbprints with chocolate drizzled on top.

                                                                                                                                                1. alkapal Jun 21, 2012 03:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                  looking to find that zurich cookie…..i saw this other pepp farm snack. holy smoke, i don't mean to hijack this thread with this diversion, but has anyone see or tried these "s'mores mix-up adventure" goldfish?

                                                                                                                                                  also, for you chessmen lovers, i thought i'd share a recipe for rum-raisin shortbread (just 'cause i love shortbread and rum raisin). http://www.marthastewart.com/356093/r...

                                                                                                                                                  i noticed on amazon that chessmen are the first cookies listed, which suggests to me that they are the most popular (for amazon customers). the pepp farm site lists milanos first. interesting.

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                                                                                                                                                    Jpan99 Jun 21, 2012 07:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                    I think Milano's are the most popular, just look at all the flavors they come in!

                                                                                                                                                    I just bought one of the sampler packs because I couldn't decide what cookie to buy, plus they were on sale! The Chessmen are so good...I'm turning into my mother.

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                                                                                                                                                      alkapal Jun 21, 2012 07:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                      excellent point about the milanos. funny that the amazon mail order preference is different. hhmmm, i'd love to see the demographics on that.

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                                                                                                                                                        Bacardi1 Jun 22, 2012 07:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Milanos are probably my favorite Pepperidge Farm cookie. At least that's the one I seem to buy the most. But only the plain dark chocolate & the mint. Have never been able to warm up to orange & chocolate anything.

                                                                                                                                                    2. Michelly Jun 23, 2012 02:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Tahoes. I make my own cookies and Tahoes, Walkers' shortbread, and oreos are the only cookies I buy.
                                                                                                                                                      I used to like ALL of PF cookies, but like Girl Scout cookies, I've found that they've gone downhill in quality.
                                                                                                                                                      Now that I think about it, this is good; I won't be tempted to have any around to eat.

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                                                                                                                                                        eclecticsynergy Jun 23, 2012 11:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Bordeaux for me. Haven't had any in a few years; I'm hoping the ingredients are simple enough that the pennypinchers haven't been able to mess with them...

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                                                                                                                                                        staughton Jul 9, 2012 06:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                        OH, this is a FUN one! I was a Brussels NUT for years and then one day I think I just overdid it. I've gone through phases since:

                                                                                                                                                        Chessmen (that's also an easy one to overdo... the heavy butter smell wafting up your nostrils with every bite... )

                                                                                                                                                        Never Milano of any variety. Something about the texture of the cookie....

                                                                                                                                                        Bordeaux is where I've landed for now, even though I haven't had a PF cookie in years.. I think I need something PLAINER now that I'm older. Now I want to be reacquainted with Brussels again, thanks to you. I swear the cookie part is fried.

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                                                                                                                                                          John Francis Jul 10, 2012 12:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                          Milanos - all of them.

                                                                                                                                                          1. gaffk Jul 23, 2012 07:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                            Has anyone tried the "Milano Slices" line? I blame this thread for my attempt. They are crazy good--a Milano cookie half, dark chocolate and toffee chips.

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                                                                                                                                                              suzigirl Jul 24, 2012 01:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                              I saw those the other day. I wanted so badly to get them but I was not going home for a while. Didn't want to pay the price for melted cookie goo. Now I want them even worse. There was another one that escapes me. Amaretto or something. Both looked great

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                                                                                                                                                                gaffk Jul 24, 2012 02:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Yes, they had several varieties that looked good, but I'm a sucker for toffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                  suzigirl Jul 24, 2012 02:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Huge sucker for toffee too

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                                                                                                                                                              FriedClamFanatic Jul 26, 2012 05:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                              A small plug for a competitor.if you can find them. Jules de Stroop makes waffle cookies that are divine. They are from Belgium, they are expensive. By themselves, they are incredibly good. Melt some chocoalte chips and spread it on them for sublime delight............or........as i do for a late night snack....some butter, then some peanut butter..OMG! the combo of sweet and salty will send you over the top.

                                                                                                                                                              De Stroop makes several other cookies worthy of investigation. Alas, some of my markets have stopped carrying them, but when i want decadence or a "company treat", I try and find them

                                                                                                                                                              1. Kholvaitar Dec 6, 2013 06:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                Pepperidge Farm Milk Chocolate Dipped Milano Cookies

                                                                                                                                                                1. mamachef Dec 6, 2013 07:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  Milanos, any flavor, make one badass unbaked piecrust.

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