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What's your favorite Pepperidge Farm cookie?

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!

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  1. Original Milanos. Plain, simple, perfect.

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      1. re: mamachef

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

        1. re: Jpan99

          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

            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

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

        2. Chesapeakes followed by Nantuckets.

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          1. re: biscottifan

            Yeah I can eat a dozen of those at a time

            1. re: biscottifan

              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

                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:

                http://www.pepperidgefarm.com/CookieG...

                1. re: escondido123

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

              2. 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!
                http://www.recipelink.com/mf/14/26261

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                1. re: kattyeyes

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

                    1. re: Jpan99

                      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

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

                        1. re: suzigirl

                          :) 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

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

                            1. re: suzigirl

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

                              1. re: kattyeyes

                                Yes they are. In all their buttery glory.

                                1. re: kattyeyes

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

                                  1. re: Emme

                                    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

                                      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

                                        I agree with greygarious. Eggwash.

                                      2. re: greygarious

                                        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: shecrab

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

                                            1. re: suzigirl

                                              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: shecrab

                                                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

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

                              2. 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

                                  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

                                    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

                                      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

                                        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

                                          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.

                                          1. re: GraceW

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

                                            1. re: Bacardi1

                                              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

                                                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

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

                                        Lexingtons aren't bad but Bordeaux all the way.

                                        1. re: Bliss149

                                          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!

                                    2. Any and all Milano's and Pirouettes...

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                                      1. re: KSlink

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

                                        1. re: kattyeyes

                                          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

                                            EXACTLY! The ultimate edible straw/spoon!

                                            1. re: kattyeyes

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

                                              1. re: KSlink

                                                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

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

                                                  1. re: kattyeyes

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

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

                                            1. Snickerdoodles !! Or Milanos, original or mint.

                                              1. Chocolate chip with macadamias.

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

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

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

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                                                        1. re: lisavf

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

                                                          1. re: lisavf

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

                                                            1. re: lisavf

                                                              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

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

                                                                1. re: MplsM ary

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

                                                                  1. re: Jpan99

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

                                                                2. re: lisavf

                                                                  Yesssssss! Love those things!

                                                                  1. 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

                                                                      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.

                                                                      1. re: gaffk

                                                                        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

                                                                          Thanks . . . Happy Holidays to you too!

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

                                                                    2. Everbody knows Pepperidge Farm makes only one GREAT cookie. The SAUSALITO! Betcha can't eat just one... package! They are SO good!!! '-)
                                                                      http://www.pepperidgefarm.com/Product...

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                                                                      1. re: Caroline1

                                                                        <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

                                                                          i agree, caroline.

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

                                                                          1. re: alkapal

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

                                                                            1. re: Caroline1

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

                                                                              1. re: mamachef

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

                                                                                1. re: Caroline1

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

                                                                                  1. re: mamachef

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

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

                                                                        1. 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

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

                                                                            1. re: coney with everything

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

                                                                              1. re: coney with everything

                                                                                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!

                                                                                1. re: Pipenta

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

                                                                                  1. re: Pipenta

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

                                                                                    +1

                                                                              2. Orange Milanos or Sausalitos.

                                                                                1. 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

                                                                                    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. :)

                                                                                    1. re: mamachef

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

                                                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                                                        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

                                                                                        "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.

                                                                                        1. re: Just Visiting

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

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

                                                                                        1. Brussels or Genevas with Milanos in third place.

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

                                                                                                1. 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. +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!

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

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

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                                                                                                          1. re: Leepa

                                                                                                            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?

                                                                                                              1. re: Leepa

                                                                                                                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!!

                                                                                                                1. re: Leepa

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

                                                                                                                  1. re: Leepa

                                                                                                                    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. 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.

                                                                                                                  1. 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.

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

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

                                                                                                                          1. re: scarsdalesurprise

                                                                                                                            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.)

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

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                                                                                                                            1. re: shake N baik

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

                                                                                                                              1. re: shake N baik

                                                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                                                1. re: Emme

                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: Emme

                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                              2. 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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                                                                                                                                1. re: JC2

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

                                                                                                                                2. 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. 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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                                                                                                                                    1. re: alkapal

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

                                                                                                                                      1. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                                                        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.""""

                                                                                                                                        1. re: alkapal

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

                                                                                                                                      2. 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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                                                                                                                                        1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                          1. re: mamachef

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

                                                                                                                                            1. re: alkapal

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

                                                                                                                                              1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                                                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. 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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                                                                                                                                          1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                            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. ;)

                                                                                                                                            1. re: kattyeyes

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

                                                                                                                                              1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                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! :)

                                                                                                                                                1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                  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.)

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                                      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!

                                                                                                                                              2. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                                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.
                                                                                                                                                http://dreamingallday.com/2012/11/27/...

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

                                                                                                                                                1. 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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                                                                                                                                                  1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Jpan99

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

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Jpan99

                                                                                                                                                        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. 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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                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Michelly

                                                                                                                                                        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...

                                                                                                                                                      2. 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:

                                                                                                                                                        Geneva
                                                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                                                          1. 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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                                                                                                                                                            1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: suzigirl

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

                                                                                                                                                            2. 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. Pepperidge Farm Milk Chocolate Dipped Milano Cookies

                                                                                                                                                                1. Milanos, any flavor, make one badass unbaked piecrust.