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Name your favorite cookies

benv Jan 29, 2013 02:02 AM

Thought it would be fun to hear what other peoples favorite cookies are in the Bay Area as I am always on a search for an excellent cookie.

Some of my favorites are:

- Cookies & Cream and Toffee Chip cookies at Anthony's
- Peanut Brittle Brown Sugar and Croquantino cookies at Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous
- Brown Butter Chocolate Chip cookie at Baker & Banker Bakery
- Molasses cookie at Craftsman & Wolves
- Salty Peanut cookie at Boulette's Larder
- Oatmeal Dried Fruit cookie at Spruce

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    indigirl Jan 29, 2013 05:40 PM

    Phoenix Pastificio's macaroons & pecan chewies!

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      benv Jan 29, 2013 04:36 PM

      Went to Goody Goodie again today to see how the cookies still are and I have to say that I was fairly disappointed. I remember when it was just a window on Folsom St. they cookies were ridiculously good but ever since it moved to the cafe space on Harrison St. right across the Best Buy the cookies have always tasted like they were a day or two old. I guess that's what happens when you start making sandwiches, pastries, waffles, coffee, and other cafe food when you originally have a business with one specialty.

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        mdougherty Jan 29, 2013 01:48 PM

        I like the ginger cookie at Bakesale Betty's, though I haven't had it in quite a while, since I can't make it there during the 10 or so hours a week they're open these days.

        I recently had a similar cookie at Sweet Bar Bakery that was pretty good.

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          BAnders Jan 29, 2013 04:26 PM

          +1! I am a huge fan of that cookie but never make it to Bakesale Betty anymore with those limited hours. Ah, pumpkin bread, how I miss you.

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            sundeck sue Jan 29, 2013 05:18 PM

            ditto re bakesale betty's ginger cookie (like it, don't get there so much anymore).

            but my favorites: alfajores from the lovely woman @ the alemany farmer's market every saturday--maybe the best cookie ever :) http://www.saborsur.com/

          2. Dave MP Jan 29, 2013 01:37 PM

            Does Humphrey Slocombe still make cookies? I remember really liking them but haven't been in a long time

            1. The Dive Jan 29, 2013 01:24 PM

              I'm a fan of the carmelized coconut macaroon from Jet Black Bakery (available at Soup Junkie).

              1. Ruth Lafler Jan 29, 2013 01:24 PM

                Had a delicious chocolate ginger cookie (a molasses ginger cookie with chocolate chunks) at Pie Ranch last week. Do they also have them at Mission Pie?

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                  BAnders Jan 29, 2013 01:12 PM

                  ginger molasses cookies from Starter Bakery are my current favorite

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                    hyperbowler Jan 29, 2013 12:48 PM

                    Baked in Portero Hill has a chocolate chip cookie so good I walked back up the hill to get another one. It's about as good as a chocolate chip cookie can get, and on par with some of best homemade ones I've eaten.

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                      lakemerritter Jan 29, 2013 12:43 PM

                      Love Miette ginger snaps. Do not love the price tag.

                      1. wolfe Jan 29, 2013 12:40 PM

                        Lao Gong Bing from Wonder Bakery Oakland.It looks like a cookie.

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                          betterbeheaven Jan 29, 2013 12:20 PM

                          -Mexican wedding cookie at Tartine
                          -Chocolate chip cookie from Chocolatier Blue (more chocolate than cookie, almost)

                          1. majordanby Jan 29, 2013 10:57 AM

                            I always enjoy the cookies at sweet adeline bakeshop in Berkeley, particularly their oatmeal choc chip.

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                              rubadubgdub Jan 29, 2013 10:19 AM

                              Nice list. My fave cookies right now are at Mr&Mrs--through some superior combo of sugar and butter they've managed to make cookies that are both chewy and crisp. The salted chocolate shortbread at Miette is surprisingly addictive. The almond meringues at Tartine are very satisfying as well.

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