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Best cookies in Toronto

kwass Feb 14, 2013 05:05 PM

This thread is being carried over from a discussion that began in the Butter Tart thread.

Best cookie in Toronto: peanut butter from le gourmand

  1. justsayn Feb 14, 2013 05:07 PM

    This thread may start wars! : )
    Can't wait to learn about the great cookies hidden around the city!

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    1. re: justsayn
      kwass Feb 14, 2013 05:08 PM

      Me neither. And you have to tell me more about Mad Batter Bakers

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        justsayn Feb 14, 2013 05:13 PM

        They have been selling gingerbreads at the One of a Kind Show for years! They bake right there through the day, so you can often get them fresh out of the oven. They also experiment with other flavoured cookies and sometimes sample them. As well they offer a sugar free chocolate chip.

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          kwass Feb 14, 2013 05:16 PM

          Can they only be purchased @ the One of a Kind Show?

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            justsayn Feb 14, 2013 05:20 PM

            No they have a retail front and bake in the back!

            1. re: justsayn
              kwass Feb 14, 2013 05:23 PM

              Hmmm...interesting. I'm going to google them, because there's nothing better than a good gingerbread cookie!

              1. re: kwass
                justsayn Feb 14, 2013 05:28 PM

                Gingerbread cookie types are all over the map differing in textures, molasses, thickness. sweetness, spices. I hope you like them at MBB! I prefer St Johns' version for the spicing and the real ginger pieces!

                1. re: justsayn
                  kwass Feb 14, 2013 05:32 PM

                  As soon as I try them, I'll report back.

              2. re: justsayn
                kwass Feb 14, 2013 05:39 PM

                I just went on Mad Batter Bakers' website, and I recognized the packaging. I've tried them, and they truly are delicious!

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                  Klafouti Feb 7, 2014 07:14 AM

                  +1 for Mad Batters gingerbread! I get one every year at the Christmas One of a Kind.

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                    kwass Feb 7, 2014 07:19 AM

                    You can buy them year round @ Pusateri's.

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                      Klafouti Feb 7, 2014 07:28 AM

                      …don't tempt me...

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                        kwass Feb 7, 2014 07:32 AM

                        ;)

        2. re: justsayn
          kwass Feb 14, 2013 05:09 PM

          Also, has anyone tried the cookies from Moo Milk Bar?

        3. justsayn Feb 14, 2013 05:18 PM

          Wagamma has great buttery mini cookies. Green Tea, Chocolate Almond, Sesame and cinnamon. Their peanut butter cookie is really great too.

          It'z a Wrap for their double chocolate cookies which seem like a brownie cookie with a meringue crust. Similar to the amazing chocolate walnut cookies at Harbord Bakery.

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          1. re: justsayn
            kwass Feb 14, 2013 05:18 PM

            Wagamama is definitely on my list!

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              justsayn Feb 14, 2013 05:25 PM

              The mini chocolate almond is made from top quality cocoa and butter. They are so rich for what they are. The other minis are like flavoured shortbreads. I know people who swear by their chocolate chip cookies as well, but they are not my style.

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                kwass Feb 14, 2013 05:27 PM

                What don't you like about the chocolate chip?

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                  justsayn Feb 14, 2013 05:30 PM

                  They are too soft - especially in the centre portion. Very sugary. Chocolate chips seem to be average.

                  1. re: justsayn
                    kwass Feb 14, 2013 05:34 PM

                    With Le Gourmand so close (well close enough) it doesn't make sense to get chocolate chip cookies from anywhere else. Especially when they're hot out of the oven!

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                      PoppiYYZ Dec 18, 2013 07:03 AM

                      Probably the best chocolate chip is at Le Gourmand IMHO, not bad croissants and coffee either. However, don't let your eyes wander up to the interior ceiling....

                      I've been in factories with dirt floors that have had cleaner ceilings. Common guys, give the place a clean. Until then, keep your hand over your coffee cup.

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                        kwass Dec 18, 2013 07:13 AM

                        You should send him a tweet or call him to let him know. He'll do something about it. He's really good that way.

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                          PoppiYYZ Dec 20, 2013 02:21 PM

                          Dun ! I'll call tomorrow too.

                          Be nice to enjoy my cookie, croissant, bagel, and coffee with two hands !!

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                            kwass Dec 20, 2013 02:30 PM

                            Let us know what he says

            2. re: justsayn
              kwass Feb 14, 2013 05:20 PM

              Have you ever tried poppyseed cookies? Apparently, Center Street Deli makes a really good version

              1. re: kwass
                justsayn Feb 14, 2013 05:21 PM

                CSD is the only place to buy poppyseed cookies. I dare you to stop eating them! Don't get the sugar free...if that was a risk ; )

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                  kwass Feb 14, 2013 05:25 PM

                  My mom used to make them when I was a kid, and I've never been able to find any that come close to hers. So, I'll definitely make a trip to CSD.

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                    kwass Feb 14, 2013 05:26 PM

                    And no...wasn't planning on getting the sugar free...lol.

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                      barneyvernon Feb 14, 2013 05:35 PM

                      I was at CSD this week and the waitress (she was fantastic) gave us a complimentary plate of them, piled high!. It was the first time I've had them and indeed, they were fantastic. I could have eaten the whole plate myself. Definitely worth the trip, and you might as well get a corned beef on rye while you're there!

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                        kwass Feb 14, 2013 05:40 PM

                        Will do :)

                        Glad to hear they're so good!

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                          justsayn Feb 14, 2013 05:48 PM

                          Medium Smoked Meat ; )

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                            kwass Feb 14, 2013 06:08 PM

                            You're too funny!!

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                        magic Feb 14, 2013 06:26 PM

                        The Mohn cookies (aka poppyseed) at CSD are H.E.A.V.E.N. Just incredible. Best I’ve ever had.

                        For gingerbread I LOVE Phipps' version. Deeelish!

                        For chocolate chip, it's Miss Cora's Kitchen all the way. When Le Gourmand bakes them correctly their chocolate chip walnut are incredible. But in my experience at least they fudge the baking more than they get it right. So I don't waste my time with them anymore. Miss Cora's Kitchen's version is similar and honestly just as good, anyways.

                        For rugelach, I love Phipps. I used to love Open Window's version but we all know what happened to them....

                        The chocolate brownie cookie at Harbord Bakery is stupid good. As are their sprinkle cookies.

                        Elite Bakery on Kennedy Rd in Scarborough also makes great Greek style sprinkle cookies with tasty preserve fillings.

                        Two Moms makes a mean lemon cookie! Mmm!

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                          justsayn Feb 14, 2013 06:33 PM

                          I really need to get to Phipps!!

                          I think the HB chocolate brownie cookie may be what I have refered to as the chocolate walnut cookie? If nearby, try It'z a Wrap double chocolate!

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                            magic Feb 14, 2013 06:45 PM

                            For me, Phipps does some things extremely well. Other things not so much.

                            I DO NOT care for most of their cookies. I stay away from their chocolate chip.

                            What I do love there: rugelach (both cinnamon and chocolate!), gingerbread cookie, and (haha) their butter tarts.

                            It's a great place to sit and enjoy some treats and a coffee. So pretty.

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                              kwass Feb 14, 2013 06:56 PM

                              So you like their butter tarts? Ediblethoughts has been recommending them, but I've been reluctant since they don't have a plain butter tart...the closest thing to it being caramel.

                              I do love rugelach though, so I definitely want to give theirs' a try

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                                magic Feb 14, 2013 07:03 PM

                                I love all manner of good butter tarts, including Phipps'. I haven't had them in a while but I believe I recall them having a chocolate crust version with pecans. Drool.

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                                justsayn Feb 14, 2013 06:56 PM

                                And I still have Phipps pecan pie on my list from ediblethoughts

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                                  kwass Feb 14, 2013 06:57 PM

                                  And I agree, it really is a pretty space.

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                                    Ediblethoughts Feb 18, 2013 04:10 PM

                                    And no bakery has a more lovely buttery cookie smell...

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                                  kwass Feb 14, 2013 06:36 PM

                                  I grew up calling them mohn cookies as well. I just didn't know how to spell "mohn", so I called them poppyseed. I definitely have to try CSD's version after such high praise from you and justsayn.

                                  Bagel World (if that's the one @ Bathurst and Sheppard) makes really good rugelach too, as does Sonny Langer's, and Leah's

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                                    magic Feb 14, 2013 06:41 PM

                                    As if decadent, lovely fatty smoked meat wasn't enough, that dessert is killer.

                                    Will try your recs, kwass. Excellent!

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                                      kwass Feb 14, 2013 06:47 PM

                                      :)

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                                      kwass Feb 17, 2013 11:06 AM

                                      So I went to CSD this morning to buy a package of Mohn cookies, and I must say, they do a fantastic version. So delish! Crispy, yet they melt in your mouth...and so addictive!!

                                      Unfortunately, I went really early this morning, so I didn't get a sandwich, but I've been regretting it since. In fact, I'm still kicking myself...how many hours later?

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                                        magic Feb 17, 2013 06:00 PM

                                        At least you got to try the Mohn cookies. Glad you enjoyed. Go back soon for smoked meat :)

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                                          kwass Feb 17, 2013 06:49 PM

                                          I'm planning to :)

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                                          justsayn Feb 18, 2013 09:19 AM

                                          Just so you know....I am kicking you too! Glad you loved the cookies.

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                                            kwass Feb 18, 2013 10:06 AM

                                            I deserve it justsayn. But, I'm going back for a sandwich...pinky swear!

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                                              justsayn Feb 18, 2013 10:45 AM

                                              Give the buckwheat knishe a try as well. : )

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                                                kwass Feb 18, 2013 12:18 PM

                                                You're too funny justsayn!!

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                                        magic Feb 14, 2013 07:04 PM

                                        Oh, and the chocolate chunk cookies from Yitz's!!!

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                                          kwass Feb 14, 2013 07:07 PM

                                          Hmmm...haven't been to yitz's in years.

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                                            magic Feb 14, 2013 07:08 PM

                                            That's a whole other thread entirely. In fact, there is one!

                                            I love Yitz's. I still think it's fantastic, even after all these years.

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                                              kwass Feb 14, 2013 07:12 PM

                                              Good to know, since it was awesome back in the day.

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                                                magic Feb 14, 2013 07:19 PM

                                                And a 2 minute walk from Phipps :)

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                                                  kwass Feb 14, 2013 10:17 PM

                                                  True!

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                                            Ediblethoughts Feb 18, 2013 04:14 PM

                                            How do you find them fresh? Whenever I've been there they always look dry.

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                                              magic Feb 18, 2013 04:24 PM

                                              The Yitz's cookies?

                                              Luck! When they're old they're like any older cookie - not great. When fresh, amazing.

                                              Usually I guess I just get lucky. Sorry, I'm sure that isn't helpful.

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                                                Ediblethoughts Feb 19, 2013 04:38 PM

                                                I guess it means I have to go there more frequently.. I used to haunt the Kitchen Table in the Atrium looking for fresh chocolate chunk cookies---when they were good they were awesome. But they don't do there own cookies that often now and so I've lost interest in checking.

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                                                  magic Feb 19, 2013 06:38 PM

                                                  Yeah, trust me, they are often fresh. And if you've found them fresh you're in for a real treat.

                                                  As an aside I am a huge fan of the Kitchen Table in the Atrium. Great deals on some wicked products.

                                  2. meatnveg Feb 19, 2013 08:19 PM

                                    FWIW, my vote goes to the in house baked cookie at Pusateris' Yorkville location.

                                    Not only are the cookie very tasty, they get bonus points for the flavours like Bitter Chocolate & Valencia Oranges, White Chocolate Pistachio.

                                    Each tray is only about 3.50 for 8 little cookies.

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                                      pakmode Feb 21, 2013 10:13 AM

                                      Though I've been to Arz Fine Foods many times (1909 Lawrence East) - I never tried their cookies until last week.
                                      Wow, were they ever good. They literally have 20 different kinds, the majority being a variation of a shortbread with different fillings, frostings, nuts, sprinkles, toppings etc.

                                      Highly recommended if you're in the area.

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                                        Full tummy Mar 7, 2013 12:20 PM

                                        They are delicious! Hard to stop eating them!

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                                          pakmode Mar 8, 2013 09:36 AM

                                          So true. I picked up some more the other day too!

                                      2. kwass Mar 5, 2013 05:39 PM

                                        Hey justsayn, did you see this?

                                        http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2013/...

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                                          justsayn Mar 5, 2013 06:03 PM

                                          I recognize the topic!! : )

                                          If you read the comments you will see all the votes for Moo Milk Bar.

                                          Time to get there!!

                                          Thanks

                                          1. re: justsayn
                                            kwass Mar 5, 2013 06:38 PM

                                            I didn't read the comments, but I will. And yes, I've been wanting to try Moo Milk Bar for a while now :)

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                                              kwass Mar 5, 2013 06:41 PM

                                              Wow! Just read the comments. I've never heard so many positive responses about one place. It's definitely on the list now!

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                                                justsayn Mar 5, 2013 07:33 PM

                                                Same!

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                                            luckbamboo Mar 7, 2013 11:58 AM

                                            Elm Hill Cookies in Oakville.

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                                              Calam1ty Mar 8, 2013 04:30 PM

                                              Nookie cookies from Le Gourmand
                                              Mary Brown's shortbread cookies with chocolate chunks
                                              The cookie from Senators that has everything - nuts, chocolate and raisins in it - yum!
                                              Fig and pistachio from Dark Horse, Spadina

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                                                kwass Mar 8, 2013 04:32 PM

                                                What are the nookie cookies?

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                                                  pearl3 Mar 9, 2013 07:33 AM

                                                  Not the biggest fan of bought cookies, but Mercurio's amaretti are excellent--softish, with a big flavour.

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                                                  julesrules Mar 19, 2013 04:05 PM

                                                  Not Best Cookie... but pretty darn good cookie from unexpected source... the Yonge/Queen Bay basement revamp includes a counter that has stuff from Bobette & Belle and Soma. Not sure who makes the chocolate pecan cookies, but they are a quite tasty rich chocolate base cookie with chocolate chunks and worth the $2. I found today's a little underbaked but some people like that. They also stock Bobette macarons. I'm pretty disappointed with the O&B stuff in the Bay overall but this counter using other suppliers is good.

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                                                    autopi Mar 19, 2013 04:33 PM

                                                    do you know if they stock other bobette & belle/soma items -- cupcakes, cakes, chocolates, marshmallows, etc.? or is it just cookies?

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                                                      julesrules Mar 19, 2013 05:05 PM

                                                      Marshmallows by b&b yes
                                                      Soma chocolates yes, fairly wide selection
                                                      Some cupcakes today but only one kind, carrot ones decorated as bunnies and I've never noticed cupcakes before - they looked amateurish compared to B&B
                                                      No cakes
                                                      In the summer you can get Soma gelato with toppings including B&b macarons, but this turned out to be way too sweet of a combo - sounded better in theory!

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                                                        autopi Mar 19, 2013 07:42 PM

                                                        thanks for the info -- it's great to know as this is much more convenient than trekking all the way out to leslieville!

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                                                      prima Mar 19, 2013 05:27 PM

                                                      The O+B chocolate covered sponge toffee is really good. I've been happy with the O+B chocolates I've bought. Nice to get a few HBC points. I ask the Soma cashiers to pass along the O+B loyalty card idea every time I make a big purchase at Soma.

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                                                      vcm Mar 29, 2013 03:33 PM

                                                      Another vote for Moo Milk Bar. Have never been disappointed. And I know this is only about cookies but Moo's Nutella ricotta pie is amazing too!

                                                      1. justxpete Apr 1, 2013 09:34 AM

                                                        I had a cookie from a place called "Pretty Sweet" on King and... well, east of Bathurst on the weekend. She's a former pastry chef from Splendido, circa Yannick and David. While my favourite is still Le Gourmand, I would have to say that her chocolate chunk cookie was really, really good, and the flavours more complex and better seasoned than the Le Gourmand cookie.

                                                        Now, I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to chocolate chip cookies, so again, I prefer Le Gourmand - but, I could see where others might think this the best chocolate chip cookie in TO. If you're not a huge fan of LG, then this might be a top contender.

                                                        Website, still under contsruction: http://psbyprettysweet.com/

                                                        I might add, that her chocolate macaroons (not macaron), are probably the best I've ever had. Great dark chocolate, rich coconut, and some kind of soft meringue or marshmallow (not really sure). We (but mostly I) absolutely devoured them.

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                                                          justsayn Apr 1, 2013 10:03 AM

                                                          We have discussed her on the board - Best milk chocolate mousse, awesome brownies. Since then, I have tried her chocolate chip cookie, and much prefer it to LG. I find LG too sweet, these are just as you described them. Other baked goods I have tried of hers have been nothing more than average. Haven't tried the macaroons.

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                                                            justxpete Apr 1, 2013 10:19 AM

                                                            How odd - I had the chocolate mousse as well (my SO and I tried almost one of everything) and both found it sickly sweet - I couldn't even finish it. I'll have to give it another whirl.

                                                            Loved the brownies too.

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                                                              justsayn Apr 1, 2013 10:52 AM

                                                              LOL - do try again!

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                                                                kwass Apr 1, 2013 12:16 PM

                                                                When I went, I unfortunately didn't try the cookies, because I tried so much else. I got the mini apple crumble tart, the butter tart, the brownie, the blondie, and the mini carrot cake. And out of all of those things, the only thing that was good was the brownie. I wanted to love this place because it's so cute and the owner/baker is so incredibly nice, but I thought her stuff was really bad :(

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                                                                  justxpete Apr 1, 2013 12:22 PM

                                                                  That's crazy. I don't think "really bad" is a term you can use to describe any of her goods. I think the chocolate mousse was too sweet - but everything else was good/great. And the macaroons - wow.

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                                                                    kwass Apr 1, 2013 12:27 PM

                                                                    Sorry justxpete. But "really bad" is definitely the term I would use to describe her stuff. Sorry, but I stand by that.

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                                                                      kwass Apr 1, 2013 12:29 PM

                                                                      I could say that her stuff is "not good at all". Is that better? :)

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                                                                        justsayn Apr 1, 2013 12:31 PM

                                                                        : )

                                                                        By Chow standards, most of her stuff is not worth talking about...how's that?

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                                                                          kwass Apr 1, 2013 12:32 PM

                                                                          I'll go with that :)

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                                                                      justsayn Apr 1, 2013 12:22 PM

                                                                      I agree (as we have pretty much already discussed)...except that the milk chocolate mousse is quite exceptional and I have to say I have shared it with more than a few people now. The chocolate chip cookies get high marks too. The rest is PTA bake sale quality but I wouldn't call it bad.

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                                                                        kwass Apr 1, 2013 12:28 PM

                                                                        I haven't tried the cookies, and I certainly don't doubt that they're as good as you guys say.

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                                                                      justsayn Apr 5, 2013 01:34 PM

                                                                      We had the milk chocolate mousse again and gave special consideration to the sweetness. We didn't find it over the top sweet at all. I much prefer dark chocolate over milk because of sweetness, so I know what you might be saying. If you find milk chocolate to be too sweet, you may find this sweet.

                                                                      The rich chocolate flavour and smooth consistency overcomes the fact that it would probably be even better if bittersweet.

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                                                                        kwass Apr 5, 2013 01:39 PM

                                                                        Has anyone tried the cheesecake in a mason jar? That's the one thing I regret not trying.

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                                                                          justsayn Apr 5, 2013 01:45 PM

                                                                          That is one thing I have heard is very sweet. Haven't tried it.

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                                                                            kwass Apr 5, 2013 01:48 PM

                                                                            And we know how you feel about things that are too sweet :)

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                                                                              justsayn Apr 5, 2013 01:52 PM

                                                                              For me, sugar-sweet needs to be offset with other qualities for it to be balanced out and made tolerable : )

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                                                                                kwass Apr 5, 2013 02:05 PM

                                                                                I'm like that too occasionally. After eating something really sweet, I sometimes need something salty or savoury to balance it out.

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                                                                            Manybears Apr 30, 2013 11:04 AM

                                                                            I had the mason jar cheesecake (caramel, not sure if the topping changes) and I did find it too sweet. It was also pretty liquidy in the centre (not sure if that's how it's supposed to be).

                                                                            I loooove the brownies and liked the cookie. I will give the macaroons and the mousse some time in my spotlight next (what can I say, I walk past there every day).

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                                                                              kwass Apr 30, 2013 11:29 AM

                                                                              The mason jar cheesecake is the one thing I wanted to go back and try. Thanks for reporting back on it. Guess I won't be rushing back.

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                                                                    friskypete Apr 2, 2013 05:14 AM

                                                                    Little Nicky's on John (just south of Queen) has a great cookie: chocolate chunk with an Oreo baked inside. Love it!

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                                                                      kwass Apr 2, 2013 04:18 PM

                                                                      Little Nicky's changes their baked goods around. With the exception of the doughnuts, they don't usually have the same stuff every day. How often do they have those cookies? They sound yummy!!

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                                                                        friskypete Oct 24, 2013 09:07 AM

                                                                        Ooops. Sorry I didn't reply, kwass! LN usually has that cookie early in the afternoon. They often run out by 3 p.m. or so. Soooo good!

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                                                                          kwass Oct 24, 2013 11:10 AM

                                                                          Thanks friskypete. I'll definitely check it out!!

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                                                                        julesrules Mar 4, 2014 01:59 PM

                                                                        This is a very good cookie. Also, when I told my friend at work about the cookie within a cookie, she asked how much cookie can you get out of a cookie? And I came up with an even more meta idea to take two of these cookies, and add filling to make a sandwich cookie. That would itself contain two more sandwich cookies. Genius, no?
                                                                        Or.... ICE CREAM SANDWICH!

                                                                      3. Googs Apr 2, 2013 10:51 AM

                                                                        For our next contender, a cookie from the east. Du Cafe on O'connor north of St Clair. Kill-ah cookies (and truffles too).

                                                                        1. kwass Apr 5, 2013 09:33 AM

                                                                          How awesome does this sound!! Banana chocolate chip cookie...yum-my!!

                                                                          Description: It's cakey, puffy, and really freaking tasty: the new Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie!

                                                                          http://twitpic.com/ch6tyv

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                                                                            justsayn Apr 5, 2013 10:34 AM

                                                                            WOW

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                                                                              kwass Apr 5, 2013 11:07 AM

                                                                              I know :)

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                                                                              callitasicit May 21, 2013 07:05 PM

                                                                              Their cookies are good but their 7 layer dream bar is heaven!!

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                                                                                kwass May 21, 2013 07:08 PM

                                                                                Tell us more about the 7-layer dream bar

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                                                                                  Ediblethoughts May 21, 2013 07:36 PM

                                                                                  Does it have coconut? This kind of bar usually seems to in my experience (and I don't like coconut in my dessert...)

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                                                                                    callitasicit May 22, 2013 03:18 PM

                                                                                    Unfortunately for you, it has coconut.

                                                                                    http://moomilkbar.ca/product/7-layer-...

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                                                                                      Ediblethoughts May 22, 2013 04:44 PM

                                                                                      Darn--that kind of thing almost always does.

                                                                              2. kwass Apr 18, 2013 01:09 PM

                                                                                Check out this pic from Desmond and Beatrice. It's a Brownie Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie:

                                                                                http://instagram.com/p/YQVT3My4bu/

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                                                                                  magic Apr 18, 2013 06:59 PM

                                                                                  Jeez Louise that looks good. Thanks for sharing.

                                                                                  They went to town on their website. Incredible photos and great functionality. Well done.

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                                                                                    Googs Apr 19, 2013 09:05 AM

                                                                                    I'd argue that isn't really a cookie at that point, but who am I kidding? I'd eat that so fast it'd look like a magic trick.

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                                                                                      kwass Apr 19, 2013 09:23 AM

                                                                                      You're not alone ;)

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                                                                                      Ediblethoughts Apr 19, 2013 07:25 PM

                                                                                      Was it chewy or soft?

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                                                                                        kwass Apr 20, 2013 04:55 AM

                                                                                        Unfortunately, I haven't tried the cookie. I came across the pic on Twitter. But, boy does it look good!

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                                                                                          Ediblethoughts Apr 20, 2013 07:18 PM

                                                                                          It does. But sometimes a cookie's taste isn't fully captured by its looks!

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                                                                                            kwass Apr 20, 2013 08:17 PM

                                                                                            True

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                                                                                        callitasicit Apr 28, 2013 08:04 AM

                                                                                        I've had it and its damn good!

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                                                                                          Ediblethoughts Apr 28, 2013 09:22 AM

                                                                                          Is it chewy or soft?

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                                                                                            callitasicit Apr 28, 2013 09:48 AM

                                                                                            It's more chewy than soft IMHO.

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                                                                                              Ediblethoughts Apr 29, 2013 07:34 AM

                                                                                              Good to know! That is what I like. OK, it is on my list...

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                                                                                                callitasicit Apr 29, 2013 01:27 PM

                                                                                                It's one of the best cookies I've ever tried:)

                                                                                      3. justsayn Apr 27, 2013 01:13 PM

                                                                                        Tried the Toblerone shortbread at Poor John's for the first time. A real treat!

                                                                                        1. KhaoSanRoad May 5, 2013 09:52 PM

                                                                                          Cookies are my favorite sweet. For now my fav is chocolateria on Roncy

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                                                                                            Ediblethoughts May 7, 2013 04:57 PM

                                                                                            What do you like there?

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                                                                                              KhaoSanRoad May 9, 2013 08:05 AM

                                                                                              Had a cookie that maybe was like an "everything" cookie. It was quite sweet but not too much so, texture were excellent. Crispy exterior, chewy gooey interior, some crunchy bits inside. Nice butteriness too.

                                                                                              Also, maybe the best brownies in town too!

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                                                                                                Ediblethoughts May 11, 2013 07:09 PM

                                                                                                Thanks for describing. Brownies are chewy or soft? (I am a chewy fan---and chewy is darn hard to find.)

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                                                                                                  kwass May 11, 2013 08:19 PM

                                                                                                  Ediblethoughts, if you're a fan of chewy brownies, you might want to try Churchill's brownies, which are sold @ Pusateri's. They're unbelievably soft and chewy.

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                                                                                                    Ediblethoughts May 12, 2013 07:29 AM

                                                                                                    Churchill's? I've never heard of that bakery. Are they a Toronto bakery? (Just did the basic google search and couldn't see anything obvious---unless they are from Manitoba?)

                                                                                                    I don't get to Pusateris that often but might get there sooner now...

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                                                                                                      kwass May 12, 2013 10:54 AM

                                                                                                      To be honest Ediblethoughts, I've never heard of Churchill's either, and I've never checked to see if Churchill's is in fact an actual bakery. All I know is that they're sold @ Pusateri's and I've bought them for friends (I'm not a big brownie eater myself), and they're ridiculously soft. They're actually called "Churchill's Heavenly Brownies", and they really do look heavenly :) Please let me know what you think when you finally try them.

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                                                                                                        Ediblethoughts May 12, 2013 02:01 PM

                                                                                                        I don't like soft unless it's chewy (not to over-state an obsessive point but... yeah, I'm very picky about that point). I actually rather like (this will sound wrong I know), almost hardish and chewy. To a point.

                                                                                                        Anyway, I will certainly try one if you think they're that great.

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                                                                                                          kwass May 12, 2013 03:59 PM

                                                                                                          I think these are soft and chewy. But like I said in my earlier post, I haven't tried them myself, I bought them for friends. If you're a brownie fan, I'd say give them a try. Worse comes to worst, you've wasted $3.00

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                                                                                                      Googs May 12, 2013 07:56 PM

                                                                                                      http://www.churchillsgourmetgifts.com/

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                                                                                                        kwass May 12, 2013 08:03 PM

                                                                                                        Thanks Googs. Other than seeing the brownies @ Pusateri's, I had never heard of Churchill's.

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                                                                                                          Googs May 12, 2013 08:13 PM

                                                                                                          Pusateri's is pretty much only a food broker. If the brownie is 3 bucks there, you can probably get it for half that if you buy direct. Good for Leaside residents.

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                                                                                                            magic May 13, 2013 07:13 AM

                                                                                                            I'm pretty sure Pusateri's cooks and bakes quite a bit of food themselves, in addittion to selling from others around town.

                                                                                                            Their "Ultimate Brownie" is incredible. As far as I've always understood, they bake that themselves.

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                                                                                                              Googs May 13, 2013 10:17 AM

                                                                                                              I'd check under the hood.

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                                                                                                              Ediblethoughts May 13, 2013 07:08 PM

                                                                                                              Where are they located? The site links seem to go nowhere.

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                                                                                                                Googs May 14, 2013 09:07 AM

                                                                                                                882 Millwood Rd which is roughly in the Laird & Eglinton area. More info here:
                                                                                                                https://www.facebook.com/pages/Churchills-Fine-Gourmet-Gifts/106228136076671?ref=hl

                                                                                                                It looks very mom & pop, but you never know.
                                                                                                                http://goo.gl/maps/Nb0ch

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                                                                                                                  Ediblethoughts May 14, 2013 05:22 PM

                                                                                                                  Thanks, Googs.. The website looks so formal, hard to get a feel for them..

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                                                                                                        KhaoSanRoad May 13, 2013 03:59 PM

                                                                                                        Totally agree with chewy. Unfortunately I have not personally found a good chewy one in toronto. These ones are soft. But what they do good is not very sweet. Quality coco flavor. And simple combo with great results

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                                                                                                          Ediblethoughts May 13, 2013 07:07 PM

                                                                                                          I used to find chewy brownies way back but it seems very difficult these days.

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                                                                                                            justxpete May 13, 2013 07:17 PM

                                                                                                            My fav brownies in the city are at Odile chocolate on Dundas, two doors west of Porchetta & Co. She uses fair trade chocolate with quality ingredients (they're priced accordingly). It is fairly chewy - and they're always delicious! By far my favourite of any being offered in the city currently.

                                                                                                            Fair warning: She doesn't have them all the time (although she does *most* of the time), so call first if you're making a special trip.

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                                                                                                              Ediblethoughts May 14, 2013 05:23 PM

                                                                                                              The site makes it look like just chocolates. Interesting that they have brownies...

                                                                                                  2. kwass May 9, 2013 05:49 AM

                                                                                                    A new bakery is opening up called Chocolate Brunette Pastry Company @ Avenue and Davenport. The cookies look unbelievable (baci cookies, cashew cookies and heavenly bites)!! Here's the link:

                                                                                                    http://chocolatebrunette.com/images/C...

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                                                                                                      millygirl May 9, 2013 06:06 AM

                                                                                                      Looks interesting....

                                                                                                      On another note, is a biscotti a cookie?

                                                                                                      If yes, I've discovered the best biscotti EVER!!
                                                                                                      Forno Cultura orange almond biscotti which I picked up at Pusateri's but they are made locally, somewhere near King St.
                                                                                                      Can't remember exactly, but they are fantastic.

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                                                                                                        justsayn May 9, 2013 06:46 AM

                                                                                                        It is this place - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/898268

                                                                                                        King and Portland. Lots and lots of good stuff.

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                                                                                                          kwass May 9, 2013 07:23 AM

                                                                                                          That is the place she's talking about justsayn.

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                                                                                                          kwass May 9, 2013 07:22 AM

                                                                                                          A biscotti is definitely a cookie millygirl :)

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                                                                                                            millygirl May 9, 2013 08:27 AM

                                                                                                            Yes! That's the place justsayn. Sorry, I didn't even think to search first!!

                                                                                                            Sounds like I need to check this place out.

                                                                                                            As I said, their biscotti are excellent. Great flavour to them, you could actually taste the orange. Very fresh.

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                                                                                                              Michael N May 9, 2013 09:15 AM

                                                                                                              Is it? I dunno, I'd say that's debatable. Is anything sweet, crunchy and baked a cookie? Is a macaron a cookie?

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                                                                                                                jlunar May 9, 2013 09:32 AM

                                                                                                                I'd consider a macaron a cookie!

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                                                                                                                  millygirl May 9, 2013 09:58 AM

                                                                                                                  Me too!

                                                                                                                  They are all different types of cookie to me.

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                                                                                                              Googs May 9, 2013 09:59 AM

                                                                                                              If a biscuit is a cookie, then a biscotto is also a cookie

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                                                                                                            magic May 13, 2013 12:21 PM

                                                                                                            FYI, A Toll House Cookies is now open in the PATH downtown, underneath Metro Hall (2 min walk from St. Andrew station). This is the first location I've ever seen outside the U.S.

                                                                                                            Smells great. You can smell it 75 yards away. Products look really tasty. But I haven't tried anything yet.

                                                                                                            It’s actually a full walk-in, sit down place. Not simply a kiosk, as I’ve always seen in the U.S.

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                                                                                                              Ediblethoughts May 16, 2013 05:05 PM

                                                                                                              Tried them today (long walk!) but really not worth it. They are rather uninteresting. Nice consistency overall in terms of not too soft or hard (chewy and a tiny bit of crisp). But not enough chocolate per cookie and my friend who tried one thought the dough was tasteless. The turtle brownie was a little better in flavour (though not chewy really but oh well).

                                                                                                              It is so hard to find a good chocolate chip cookie....

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                                                                                                                kwass May 16, 2013 05:08 PM

                                                                                                                Do you like the chocolate chip cookies from le Gourmand? They get mixed reviews. People either love them or hate them.

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                                                                                                                  Ediblethoughts May 17, 2013 04:59 PM

                                                                                                                  I do like them--or I did when I had a LG close to me. I found them a bit too soft but better than most.

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                                                                                                                    callitasicit Aug 31, 2013 09:07 AM

                                                                                                                    I just had one yesterday, confident to say its now the best cookie I have ever had.

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                                                                                                                    magic May 16, 2013 06:43 PM

                                                                                                                    Appreciate the report Ediblethoughts, thanks :)

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                                                                                                                      magic Oct 26, 2013 08:21 PM

                                                                                                                      Apparently they closed, according to blogto.com.

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                                                                                                                        kwass Oct 27, 2013 03:34 AM

                                                                                                                        Le Gourmand is closed?

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                                                                                                                          magic Oct 27, 2013 06:01 AM

                                                                                                                          No, no!

                                                                                                                          I was replying to a different part of the thread. Toll House Cookies along the PATH closed, I believe.

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                                                                                                                            kwass Oct 27, 2013 06:57 AM

                                                                                                                            Thank goodness! You scared me magic ;)

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                                                                                                                            justxpete Oct 27, 2013 06:45 AM

                                                                                                                            Don't say shit like that!

                                                                                                                            Panic at the disco. Sheesh!

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                                                                                                                              magic Oct 27, 2013 01:28 PM

                                                                                                                              All is well!!

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                                                                                                                                friskypete Oct 29, 2013 11:00 AM

                                                                                                                                Yeah. Toll House has a notice on their door saying they owe $10,000 in rent.

                                                                                                                    2. Ediblethoughts May 26, 2013 06:22 AM

                                                                                                                      Epi Bread's apricot oatmeal and their (somehow new) white chocolate macadamia nut cookie---really soft and chewy, both of them. The white chocolate-mac was so tasty, soft inside and a little tiny bit crispy outside with big macs.

                                                                                                                      After all is said and done (and reading this thread and trying some of the cookies or re-trying), I think these are my favourite cookies in Toronto.

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                                                                                                                        kwass May 26, 2013 10:58 AM

                                                                                                                        I agree with you Ediblethoughts. The apricot oatmeal cookies @ Epi's are pretty good. But before you declare them your favourite in the city, you MUST try the oatmeal cookies from Le Gourmand. IMO they blow Epi's oatmeal cookies away!!

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                                                                                                                          Ediblethoughts May 26, 2013 06:58 PM

                                                                                                                          I'm trying to remember if I've tried those... I remember chocolate chip but not sure... was it oatmeal chocolate chip? I like the apricot in the Epi cookies..

                                                                                                                          If I get to Yonge & Bloor (just not there very often at all oddly enough), I'll try to remember to get there.

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                                                                                                                            kwass May 26, 2013 07:06 PM

                                                                                                                            No. They're oatmeal raisin, and they're kind of a cross between a cookie and a cake. These cookies are like a meal...very filling...and so yummy! They're my favourite oatmeal cookies in the city. They also make my favourite peanut butter cookies in the city, although they don't always have the pb cookies.

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                                                                                                                              cheesymama May 26, 2013 07:15 PM

                                                                                                                              Is LG open at Yonge and Bloor again? I know they had closed shop a while back when their future seemed uncertain. I thought they only had the Spadina location open now. Please let me know if I am wrong, Y & B is much closer for me and I do love their cookies!

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                                                                                                                                kwass May 26, 2013 07:37 PM

                                                                                                                                As far as I know, there's only 1 location now and it's @ Richmond and Spadina.

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                                                                                                                                  Ediblethoughts May 27, 2013 05:05 PM

                                                                                                                                  Really? I thought I saw it at Y & B but didn't buy anything so much be mistaken. I did not know they were at R & S---very good to know!

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                                                                                                                                    kwass May 27, 2013 05:11 PM

                                                                                                                                    I think they may have been @ Y & B for a short time, but not for a while now. They've been @ R & S for over 2 years, maybe longer.

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                                                                                                                                      magic May 27, 2013 06:37 PM

                                                                                                                                      Much longer than 2 years for R/S. 8? 9? Longer?

                                                                                                                                      Did not realize there was a Y/B location. Hmm.

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                                                                                                                                        kwass May 27, 2013 06:50 PM

                                                                                                                                        Has it been that long? Wow! So were they open when the Yonge/Eg location was open? I thought R & S opened after Y & E closed.

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                                                                                                                                          magic May 27, 2013 08:06 PM

                                                                                                                                          They were open long before the Y/E location yeah. They might have closed for a very brief period and reopened if my memory serves....

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                                                                                                                                            kwass May 28, 2013 05:25 AM

                                                                                                                                            I had no idea. I thought the Y/E location was the 1st location.

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                                                                                                                                              magic May 28, 2013 02:41 PM

                                                                                                                                              Happy to inform!

                                                                                                                      2. Ediblethoughts Aug 2, 2013 07:23 PM

                                                                                                                        Not in Toronto but not sure where to post this otherwise. Dreamer's Cafe's Crazy Cookie (featured on their website ) is fantastic. You just have to look at this cookie (and when I walked in yesterday, there were about 2 dozen or more on a cookie sheet) to see how irresistible they are. Some shortbread-like base with chocolate and caramel drizzle. Taste lives up to looks too! Sadly Port Hope is a bit far to go for a cookie.

                                                                                                                        1. Ediblethoughts Aug 18, 2013 07:49 PM

                                                                                                                          Another to add: the double chocolate chip (chocolate cookie with dark chocolate chips) at Phipps are really nice--lovely chocolate flavour, soft and a little crispy. Not too soft/squishy.

                                                                                                                          1. justxpete Dec 21, 2013 02:31 PM

                                                                                                                            I had a cookie from Le Gourmand today for the first time in a while - I gotta say, it's still a clear winner for me by far, with nothing coming close.

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                                                                                                                              KhaoSanRoad Dec 21, 2013 02:55 PM

                                                                                                                              im still backing chocolaterie on roncy. every time im in that hood i have to stop in for one. have you tried?

                                                                                                                              - khao san road

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                                                                                                                                justxpete Dec 21, 2013 03:04 PM

                                                                                                                                No, but I used to have their salted caramel truffles at Barque quite often. Didn't know they had a solid cookie. Thanks for the reco - will def check it out.

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                                                                                                                                  Ediblethoughts Dec 21, 2013 07:14 PM

                                                                                                                                  Can you describe the Chocolaterie's cookie?

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                                                                                                                                    KhaoSanRoad Dec 21, 2013 11:52 PM

                                                                                                                                    found an image here: http://bit.ly/1bjzpjz

                                                                                                                                    they have a crispy exterior, melty soft interior with a bit of crunch.

                                                                                                                                    - khao san road

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                                                                                                                                      Ediblethoughts Dec 22, 2013 08:05 AM

                                                                                                                                      Looks like milk chocolate?

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                                                                                                                                        KhaoSanRoad Dec 22, 2013 08:43 AM

                                                                                                                                        probably some. i actually prefer milk chocolate as i like the creamier texture. unfortunately, i am in the minority so most quality chocolate in not "milk". and in fact is it uses primarily in low end products. i have found a quality italian product that is 70% cocao milk chocolate but that quite rare.

                                                                                                                                        im not claiming this cookie uses a quality milk chocolate. but i am saying, IMO, it is an excellent cookie. especially for its texture.

                                                                                                                                        - khao san road

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                                                                                                                                          Ediblethoughts Dec 25, 2013 09:54 AM

                                                                                                                                          I'm not keen on milk chocolate in my ccc. I also like big chunks--very hard to find this kind of thing.

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                                                                                                                                            justsayn Dec 25, 2013 01:34 PM

                                                                                                                                            If you can handle oatmeal - Manic's salted chocolate oatmeal has great dark chocolate chunks!

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                                                                                                                                              Ediblethoughts Dec 26, 2013 07:05 PM

                                                                                                                                              I'm not really fond of the trend towards salted this and that---salted chocolate? I am fine with oatmeal chocolate chip/chunk though.

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                                                                                                                                                justsayn Dec 26, 2013 10:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                The salt is a finish on top so I suppose you could flick it off?! The cookie is not salty within and the chocolate used is delicious.

                                                                                                                                                They make great coffees too.

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                                                                                                                                                  Ediblethoughts Dec 27, 2013 10:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                  I don't get close to there for coffee very often but if I'm close, I'll buy a cookie and try to flick! Thanks

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                                                                                                                                        justxpete Dec 22, 2013 09:48 AM

                                                                                                                                        uhhh... tastes better than it looks?

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                                                                                                                                          KhaoSanRoad Dec 22, 2013 01:03 PM

                                                                                                                                          admittedly a very bad pic. looks better in person, and def tastes better than that pic looks :P

                                                                                                                                          - khao san road

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                                                                                                                                            julesrules Dec 23, 2013 08:16 AM

                                                                                                                                            Kitchen sink cookie sounds like a compost cookie ie/ could have lots of things including salty bits... I like salty bits ;)

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                                                                                                                                  magic Dec 21, 2013 03:27 PM

                                                                                                                                  Just tried the corn cookie from Momofuku Milk Bar and it was super tasty. Very different. And very good.

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                                                                                                                                    justxpete Dec 21, 2013 05:37 PM

                                                                                                                                    I'm a fan of those too.

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                                                                                                                                      catherine88 Dec 27, 2013 05:55 PM

                                                                                                                                      i love the cornflake chocolate chip marshmallow cookie - delicious

                                                                                                                                    2. justsayn Feb 6, 2014 02:08 PM

                                                                                                                                      Kwass....if you find yourself in the Queen/Bathurst 'hood and open to taking a chance on finding a good cookie, you may want to check out Niche. They have about 8-10 different types and they are pretty unique. I know you don't care for nuts in your cookies so that will limit the selection, but there are some without. My office LOVED the peanut butter with peanut butter m&ms. just say'n...

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                                                                                                                                        kwass Feb 6, 2014 03:16 PM

                                                                                                                                        Thanks for the heads up justsayn! I'm in the Queen/Bathurst area 2-3 days/week. I'll definitely check it out...hopefully on Monday.

                                                                                                                                        Does this place have a white sign with blue or black lettering? Because if it does, I think I've seen it before, but I didn't know it was a bakery.

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                                                                                                                                          justsayn Feb 6, 2014 10:15 PM

                                                                                                                                          Close...light blue with coffee brown writing. It's been there for a long time so I'm sure it's the one you're thinking of.

                                                                                                                                          It's a coffee shop with some breakfast and lunch items. As well they have a selection of sweet stuff. For whatever reason they concentrate on cookies. The molasses ginger cookie looked familiar to those found elsewhere but I have never seen the date/cashew, almond/blueberry/chocolate or the peanut butter with m&ms before. I tasted the macadamia and thought it was excellent. The chocolate chip cookies are the thin kind and looked very good too.

                                                                                                                                          Don't make a special trip, but worth checking out.

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                                                                                                                                            kwass Feb 7, 2014 04:48 AM

                                                                                                                                            That's definitely the one. Thanks justsayn. I'm going to check it out next week.

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                                                                                                                                              kwass Feb 10, 2014 05:41 PM

                                                                                                                                              I went to Niche today justsayn, but they were closed. Guess I'll have to try again next week :)

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                                                                                                                                                justsayn Feb 10, 2014 06:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                Closed on Mondays? Were you too early. Seems strange. :-(

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                                                                                                                                                  kwass Feb 10, 2014 06:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                  I thought it was strange too. I went around 2:00 and there was a sign on the door saying that they were closed.

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                                                                                                                                                    justsayn Feb 10, 2014 06:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Uh oh...

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                                                                                                                                                      kwass Feb 10, 2014 06:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                      You think?

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                                                                                                                                                        justsayn Feb 10, 2014 06:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Let's go with staffing issues?

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                                                                                                                                                          kwass Feb 10, 2014 06:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Ok. Let's go with that :)

                                                                                                                                                          Truth is, you're probably right. I'm sure things will be back to normal tomorrow.

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                                                                                                                                                            Full tummy Feb 12, 2014 10:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                            And were they?

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                                                                                                                                                              kwass Feb 13, 2014 04:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                              I didn't go back, so I'm not sure.

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                                                                                                                                          Ediblethoughts Feb 15, 2014 07:51 PM

                                                                                                                                          Which of these do you like? I tried a bunch this weekend and they were hard as rocks. Maybe I should have asked what was freshly baked?

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                                                                                                                                            justsayn Feb 15, 2014 09:37 PM

                                                                                                                                            That sounds terrible. They were putting them all out freshly when I went which is what caught my attention initially. I was impressed by how many there were and how much business I assumed they must be doing.

                                                                                                                                            The big favourite at my office was the peanut butter with peanut butter m&ms. There was nothing hard about them. Good peanut butter cookie that I would actually prefer without the m&ms.

                                                                                                                                            We also had date/cashew, almond/blueberry/dark chocolate, white chocolate/macadamia. They were all fresh. I would only go back for the PB, macadamia and to try the chocolate chip. The others were good but more of a "healthy cookie" texture.

                                                                                                                                            After I chose those, I noticed the thin chocolate chip cookies but I had already chosen enough so I skipped them. They looked very good.

                                                                                                                                            Aside from being hard, did you enjoy any flavours at least?

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                                                                                                                                              Ediblethoughts Feb 16, 2014 11:31 AM

                                                                                                                                              The flavour was OK but I'd be surprised if they were fresh. I'm usually pretty careful about getting cookies but this time I was rushed and didn't have a chance to ask my usual questions (when were they baked?) and peer at them to assess.

                                                                                                                                              Doesn't help that I left them in a cold car for an hour or so before trying them. If I'm in the neighbourhood again, I'll give a closer look and try again. For most cookies, freshness is everything (exception maybe being shortbread.)

                                                                                                                                              It's always been my view that summer time=chocolate chip cookie season!

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                                                                                                                                          Klafouti Feb 7, 2014 06:56 AM

                                                                                                                                          My favourite cookie in Toronto: cheddar chipotle shortbread from Coach House. (Almond and sugared rose a close second.) Sigh…

                                                                                                                                          http://www.shortbread.ca

                                                                                                                                          1. kwass Feb 7, 2014 06:59 AM

                                                                                                                                            A really good cookie is the pine nut cookie from Bar Buca!! Definitely worth a visit for that alone! And while you're there, make sure to get a cannoli. They're the best in the city IMO.

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                                                                                                                                              justsayn Feb 8, 2014 01:15 PM

                                                                                                                                              Fantastic version of torta della nonna as well. Hard to choose between Sud Forno and theirs. Better value for this item seems to be at SF.

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                                                                                                                                                kwass Feb 8, 2014 01:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                I don't remember if I had the torts della nonna. Can you describe it?

                                                                                                                                                P.S I don't think Sud Forno has a thing on their menu that isn't yummy!!

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                                                                                                                                                  justsayn Feb 8, 2014 01:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                  It looks like a mini pie and inside is a custardy lemony filling but not strong lemon.

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                                                                                                                                                    kwass Feb 8, 2014 02:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                    That sounds really yummy! I'm going to have to try that!

                                                                                                                                                    I'm going next weekend for pancakes and the bombolone, so I'll stock up on cookies as well :)

                                                                                                                                            2. kwass Feb 12, 2014 11:27 AM

                                                                                                                                              Did you see this justsayn? BlogTo just compiled a "Best Cookies" list.

                                                                                                                                              http://www.blogto.com/toronto/the_bes...

                                                                                                                                              I might just have to try Mabel's Peanut Butter Fudge:) The description alone sounds ridiculous!

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                                                                                                                                                justsayn Feb 12, 2014 07:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                Wow! I've got some work to do! Interesting selection. Rare to see a top ten where I know so few...and don't care much for the number one!

                                                                                                                                                1. re: justsayn
                                                                                                                                                  kwass Feb 12, 2014 07:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                  Really? You don't like the cookies from le Gourmand?

                                                                                                                                                  I haven't tried the whole list, but I should tell you not to waste your time on Red Bench. They're totally average and taste like something you'd get out of one of those cookie mixes that you buy @ the grocery store and add milk and eggs to it.

                                                                                                                                                  As for Sweet Flour Bakeshop, they sell them @ Pusateri's and they're off the hook! Definitely a cookie you should try!!

                                                                                                                                                  I've had Bakerbots, but only in an ice cream sandwich, so I didn't really judge the cookie.

                                                                                                                                                  What's left to try, for me, are Mabel's (which I'll do very soon), Cherry Bomb, and Andrea's, which I've been dying to try anyway (for more than just the cookies).

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                                                                                                                                                    justsayn Feb 12, 2014 08:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Yea never got excited about LG. Found them to be too sugary/sweet. Cherry Bomb has lots of good stuff.

                                                                                                                                                    Thanks! I will check out SFB for sure. What kind?

                                                                                                                                                    Have you tried moo milk?

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                                                                                                                                                      kwass Feb 13, 2014 04:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                      Have you only tried the chocolate chip @ Le Gourmand? Because the peanut butter and the oatmeal aren't overly sweet @ all and they're the bomb!! If you haven't tried either of those, I highly recommend them...especially the peanut butter. The oatmeal is awesome, but it's like a meal, so if you're going to have one, make sure you're hungry :)

                                                                                                                                                      As for SFB, the peanut butter chocolate chip is the best!!

                                                                                                                                                      I haven't tried moo milk. It's been on my list forever, but I so rarely get out to the east end (VON doughnuts being the exception). But I'm going to make a concerted effort, because I'd really like to try Andrea's as well.

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                                                                                                                                                        magic Feb 13, 2014 06:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Flavour and quality wise Le Gourmand's choco chip are incredible. My problem with them is often they are burned and/or underbaked. This has been covered on other threads, it's nothing new. It's been a few years since I gave up on them, maybe things have changed?

                                                                                                                                                        When they come out well they were unstoppable.... those walnut chocochip, my god.

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                                                                                                                                                          kwass Feb 13, 2014 06:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                          I do like the chocolate chip, but I'm partial to the pb and the oatmeal. If you haven't tried either of those magic, you must!!

                                                                                                                                                          IMO, best pb cookies in the city!!!

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                                                                                                                                                            magic Feb 13, 2014 07:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                            I'm actually not a huge fan of PB cookies. I mean, they're ok, but I never buy them. But on your rec I will try :)

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                                                                                                                                                            Nevy Feb 13, 2014 06:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                            I have to agree that Le Gourmand's baking quality is up and down. I find the chocolate chip ones the worst victim but their Nookie cookie is more forgiving and tends to be more consistent. It's not as mushy as the flourless one but it's a deep chocolate chewy flavour with a nice sugary crisp crust that does a bit of a shattering effect when you first bite. I've only had one bad Nookie one time but I think that's because it was a bit old (the crust was soft).

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                                                                                                                                                              magic Feb 13, 2014 07:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                              Ok, will have to try.

                                                                                                                                                              It's about time I givem a return shot anyways. Thanks.....

                                                                                                                                                          3. re: kwass
                                                                                                                                                            justsayn Feb 13, 2014 07:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                            It's going to be a peanut butter filled weekend!!!

                                                                                                                                                            : P

                                                                                                                                                            Thanks!

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                                                                                                                                                              kwass Feb 13, 2014 09:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                              Awesome!! Can't wait to hear back from both of you!!

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                                                                                                                                                                justsayn Feb 17, 2014 02:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                LG was out of pb. There were many cc and they looked good but I have such strong memories of sugary sweet chocolate I couldn't do it. :-(

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                                                                                                                                                                  kwass Feb 17, 2014 03:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Unfortunately, (and I should have mentioned this) they're often out of pb. I'm not sure if they run out of them quickly or if they don't make them every day. I usually call before I go to see if they have any.

                                                                                                                                                                  But I'm going to tweet him and find out what's going on, because that's unacceptable as far as I'm concerned ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                    kwass Feb 17, 2014 03:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    I just sent him a message justsayn. Let's see what he says.

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                                                                                                                                                                      kwass Feb 17, 2014 03:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      Btw, sorry they didn't have any today...that totally sucks! We'll have to make sure they have some the next time you go in :)

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                                                                                                                                                                        justsayn Feb 17, 2014 05:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        They have some nerve eh!!!
                                                                                                                                                                        : P

                                                                                                                                                                        It was disappointing especially because the cc always look soooooo good! I stood there for 5 minutes deciding what to do. lol I left empty handed. I will get them next time I'm sure!

                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks for sending them a piece of your mind! It's all good. Jimmy's ginger scone was so perfect.

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                                                                                                                                                                          kwass Feb 17, 2014 06:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          I have to try that scone!!

                                                                                                                                                                          And yes, they certainly do have nerve ;) Funny though that you stood there for 5 minutes and decided against the cookie.

                                                                                                                                                                          I will report back as soon as le Gourmand gets back to me. I'm on the case :)

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                                                                                                                                                                            justsayn Feb 17, 2014 06:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            Ya it was funny. The guy was just looking at me wondering if I would buy something else, go postal on him, or just start crying.

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                                                                                                                                                                              kwass Feb 17, 2014 06:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              When you describe it that way, it's even funnier!

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                                                                                                                                                                              justsayn Feb 17, 2014 06:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              Grab some of those scones and if they are too dry for you, simply add crème fraiche or clotted cream!!! : O

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                                                                                                                                                                                kwass Feb 17, 2014 06:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Ooh...great idea! I'm definitely going to try them. I'm a sucker for a good scone :) Speaking of which, have you tried the blueberry scones from the Drake? They're my all-time favourite!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                  justsayn Feb 17, 2014 07:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Drake is my favourite over all too. In fact I have never really liked Circle and Squares variety but I try each new one that catches my eye. The lemon ginger is the first one I've liked so much. Of course I am not 100% its from C&S.

                                                                                                                                                                                  The Saint has a very good scone too - a bit more cake-like but still very good. Have you had it? It is served with crème fraiche and homemade preserves.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    kwass Feb 17, 2014 07:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    I still haven't made it to the Saint, even though it's been on my list forever! I've been dying to try their cinnamon buns, but now I'll make sure to try their scones as well. I'm hoping to get there one weekend in March.

                                                                                                                                                                                    P.S. I'm glad you share my love for the scones from the Drake. I think they're the best scones I've ever had!! I've been having them far too often lately :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                      justsayn Feb 17, 2014 07:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      I was disappointed when Drake pulled back on their dessert selection. Everything was always so good. They came up with the coolest combos! They've had a few pastry chefs come and go over the years but David Chow was there for a long stretch. He was probably responsible for much of the good stuff! He is at Stock now.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Not sure if they still make them, but if you see their peanut butter chocolate chip cookies be sure to get one or two. They were always fantastic. If you are ok with peanut pieces in your cookie and a little bit of salt you are sure to enjoy them!

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                                                                                                                                                                                        kwass Feb 17, 2014 07:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm probably going to be there on Monday, so I'll take a look and see if they're there :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                      kwass Feb 18, 2014 11:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Look @ the scones from Kitten and the Bear justsayn. I didn't know that they made scones. I'm not sure why, but I thought that they just made jam.

                                                                                                                                                                                      http://instagram.com/p/kkNTE5MLYh/

                                                                                                                                                                                      http://instagram.com/p/kX8z6xifiz/

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                                                                                                                                                                                        justsayn Feb 18, 2014 12:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Worse than that...I've never even heard of the place!!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                          kwass Feb 18, 2014 12:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          You haven't? It's right on Queen. 1574 Queen St. W.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            justsayn Feb 18, 2014 12:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            I know...weird I haven't seen nor heard of it.

                                                                                                                                                                                            BTW, grabbed some awesome thuet croissants at king and yonge this morning - tried the pb cookie for no reason other than that I can't control myself and I can assure you they look much better than they taste. Good thing the kwassants were so GREAT!

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                                                                                                                                                                                              kwass Feb 18, 2014 12:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              You always make me laugh justsayn!! Nothing better than a great kwassant!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                        kwass Feb 25, 2014 01:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Had a scone yesterday from a place on Yonge north of Lawrence called Ideal Coffee. It was lemon raspberry and it was outstanding!! I asked the guy where the scones were from and he didn't know, but said he would ask. I told him not to go to the trouble, but now I wish that he had :) Highly reccommend!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                          wylie1 Feb 25, 2014 01:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks I work just down the street and have not been in there but I will now. Love good scones.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            kwass Feb 25, 2014 01:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            You should definitely check it out!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                            justsayn Feb 25, 2014 01:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Great combo!!! Great to know. Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                                                            Hey, you ventured north!!!! ; )

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                                                                                                                                                                                              kwass Feb 25, 2014 01:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              I know!! Actually, I don't have a problem with north...it's east/west that I have a problem with :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                justsayn Feb 25, 2014 01:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                cute...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  kwass Feb 25, 2014 01:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  :))

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                                                                                                                                                                                              kwass Feb 25, 2014 01:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              magic, have you been to Ideal Coffee? I'm asking because I know it's in your 'hood, and I think you've said that you like scones.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                magic Feb 25, 2014 01:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                I haven't, actually. Will have to put it on the list now :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  kwass Feb 25, 2014 01:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  For sure :)

                                                                                                                                                                2. kwass Feb 13, 2014 06:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  You know what I just realized? BlogTo left Forno Cultura off the list. That seems almost criminal!

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                                                                                                                                                                    magic Feb 13, 2014 07:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    And Harbord Bakery & Milk Bar.

                                                                                                                                                                    It's just opinion, it's all good. I guess you can't get everything. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                    catherine88 Feb 18, 2014 08:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    Recently tried Moo Milk Bar - the classic chocolate chip and the oatmeal coconut chocolate chip... Big fan. Not overly sweet with just the right crispy to chewy ratio. Yum!

                                                                                                                                                                    1. kwass Feb 20, 2014 12:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      Justsayn...Le Gourmand has pb cookies today. They just came out of the oven an hour ago :)

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                                                                                                                                                                        justsayn Feb 20, 2014 07:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Dough!

                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks for the heads up. I missed it. :-(

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                                                                                                                                                                          kwass Feb 20, 2014 08:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          Don't worry. I'll let you know the next time they announce that they have them :)

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                                                                                                                                                                            kwass Feb 23, 2014 03:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            So, I finally heard back from Le Gourmand. He says that they have the pb cookies every day, and that they're made 1st thing every morning. He also said that if they don't, it's because they've sold out. I know that's not true, because I've been there 1st thing in the morning and @ different times during the morning and they haven't been there, but I wasn't going to start a twitter argument with him so I just accepted what he said. That said, he did say that if you know that you're coming in, you should call ahead and ask them to put one (or however many you're buying) aside to ensure that they'll be there when you go.

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                                                                                                                                                                              justsayn Feb 23, 2014 06:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              I think I will give it a shot this week for sure. Thanks for the update!! Guess they can't keep up to demand.

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                                                                                                                                                                                kwass Feb 23, 2014 06:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                I guess so. But, just give them a call before you go. I'd hate for you to go, and leave disappointed again.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  justsayn Feb 23, 2014 06:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Maybe a Rose City / LG combo is in order.....

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                                                                                                                                                                                    kwass Feb 23, 2014 06:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Oooh...Now you're talking!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                      justsayn Feb 23, 2014 06:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      I was just say'n

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                                                                                                                                                                          justsayn Mar 1, 2014 02:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          Walking by today so I tried my luck Kwass. It was about 3:30 and they were sold out with no more coming! They had a chocolate walnut version so I gave in thinking the walnut may cut some of the intense sweetness of their chocolate.

                                                                                                                                                                          It was still warm and pretty gooey. I can see why this cookie is so loved. It's an awesome cookie but even with the walnut, the chocolate was just too sweet for my taste. But don't worry, I ate the whole thing. ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                            kwass Mar 1, 2014 02:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            Of course you ate the whole thing :) How could you not?! That said, when something 's too sweet, you have to eat something salty afterwards, like chips or cashews. That's my little trick :)

                                                                                                                                                                            If you know that you'll be walking by, you should call them early in the day and ask them to put aside a cookie (or 2) for you. I really do hope that you get to try one soon :)

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                                                                                                                                                                              justsayn Mar 1, 2014 02:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              Yes salt may help or even an espresso. But I really love dark chocolate and would prefer the cookie if they used that!

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                                                                                                                                                                                kwass Mar 1, 2014 02:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                And I'm a milk chocolate fan :)

                                                                                                                                                                                But yes, an espresso would definitely work!

                                                                                                                                                                                BTW, thanks for sticking up for me in the other thread :)

                                                                                                                                                                                ...magic too...thank you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                  magic Mar 1, 2014 08:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  :)

                                                                                                                                                                        3. kwass Feb 23, 2014 12:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          Look @ this cookie from Sweet Escape justsayn...

                                                                                                                                                                          http://instagram.com/p/kw_S4aivLv/

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                                                                                                                                                                            justsayn Feb 23, 2014 06:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            Yes that looks so good! Another must-try item!

                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks for sharing!!

                                                                                                                                                                          2. Ediblethoughts Mar 2, 2014 08:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            The chocolate raspberry cookie at the Chocolate Brunette Pastry Company is so good. The combination of chocolate shortbread, dense whip cream, fresh raspberry and chocolate topping is wonderful. (And the lady who runs the place is very nice.) Best to order ahead for her stuff since she runs out---most things seem pretty fresh. The shortbread with pecans and chocolate drizzle is also pretty tasty.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. kwass Mar 6, 2014 12:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              Has anyone tried the chocolate chip cookies @ Fika in Kensington Market? They look yummy!!

                                                                                                                                                                              http://instagram.com/p/lNupc3TXB9/

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                                                                                                                                                                                justxpete Mar 6, 2014 01:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Yeah. They're pretty good. My fav is still Le Gourmand by a long shot, though.

                                                                                                                                                                                Their cardamom-spiced iced coffees are crazy good, though.

                                                                                                                                                                              2. kwass Mar 30, 2014 11:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                Starting April 1, Porchetta and Co. will be selling a new cookie called the "the crackie"...chocolate chip and crackling. Here are some pics:

                                                                                                                                                                                http://instagram.com/p/mLDjPWxeF-/

                                                                                                                                                                                http://instagram.com/p/mLB74FxeDE/

                                                                                                                                                                                1. TorontoTuna Mar 30, 2014 12:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Bobbette & Belle. Best cookies, best macaroons and best cupcakes. No contest. Real French confectionery that would not be out of place on Rue Cler in Paris. They also make the best Wedding Cakes in the city. Big fan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    kwass Mar 30, 2014 12:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    I've only had their cupcakes. I don't think I even remember seeing cookies. What kinds do they make?

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                                                                                                                                                                                      TorontoTuna Mar 30, 2014 01:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      On the shelf on the western wall near the cupcakes. C-chip, oatmeal/raisin, etc. Very fresh and well-priced Had a six-pack of their raspberry macaroons a few hours ago...NOTHING in Toronto comes close.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        kwass Mar 30, 2014 01:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm going to take a trip down there and give them a try :) Thanks TT!!

                                                                                                                                                                                        BTW, have you tried the choc chip?

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                                                                                                                                                                                          sumashi Mar 31, 2014 09:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Kwass, if you're near Eaton Centre you can also buy Bobette & Belle items at The Bay Marketwares area in the Lower Level near the chocolate displays.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            kwass Mar 31, 2014 09:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks for letting me know about that sumashi. I had no idea they were sold there. That's much more convenient for me!

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