Showing posts with label cookies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cookies. Show all posts

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Trader Joe's Belgian butter waffles

675 6th Ave, NY, NY 10010

Rating: B - Above Average
Taste #: 1
In brief: We were sad not to have picked up dessert but then, upon rummaging around in the food pantry, discovered these yummy things. 06-17 butter wafers

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Birdbath Bakery

35 3rd Avenue, NY, NY 10003

Rating: B
In brief: The cookie was nice, but the coffee, too strong and undrinkable
06-10 cookie and coffee

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tate's Bake Shop

Rating: A- Excellent
Taste #: countless
In brief: We're sorry Tate's, for having waited so long to pick up a bag of your always perfect cookies. We did today, and the instant I bit into the chocolate chip walnut, I smiled in sheer pleasure at the deliciousness that is a Tate's cookie.
05-28 tates

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Zaro's Bakery

920 Broadway, NY, NY 10010

Rating: B - Above Average
Taste #: 2
In brief: A couple months ago, by chance, we had a chocolate chip cookie from Zaro's, not a place we normally go. But this chocolate chip cookie! So perfectly American, classic in it's overloaded chocolate chips, verging on too sweet but somehow nice flavors altogether. Somehow it's compelling.
05-27 chocolate chip cookie

Monday, May 19, 2014

sugar cookies



Rating: C - Average
Taste #: 1
In brief: I tried a "fast and easy" sugar cookie recipe this weekend when the crepe place was closed and we needed our afternoon snack in a snap. These turned out less awful than I thought they would, but I don't intend to skip the 2-hour refrigeration again.
05-19 cookies

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ashby's

64 W. 22nd St, NY, NY 10010

Rating: B - Above Average
Taste #: 2
In brief: This 50 cent cookies from Ashby's are really growing on us.
05-07 chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate chip cookies of unknown provenance make me nervous but M. had already tried the chocolate chip cookies at Ashby's and I have to agree with her, better than the peanut butter ones.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Donut Pub

203 W. 14th St, NY, NY 10011

Rating: A - Excellent
Visit #: 1
In brief: Less a cookie, Donut Pub's black and white is more a cake with donut frosting on top. So that makes it quite good. 05-01 black & white cookie

Friday, April 18, 2014

homemade Toll House cookies

Rating: A - Excellent
Taste #: 1
In brief: The walnuts make a huge difference and I love the lumpy shapes. The brown sugar must really contribute to the overall taste, because I don't remember the Toll House cookies of my youth quite as tasty. These are pretty nice! In short, I am a fan and M.'s hubby can bake these anytime he desires for our office consumption.
04-17 toll house cookies

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ashby's

64 W. 22nd St, NY, NY 10010

Rating: B - Above Average
Visit #: 1 
In brief: $1 for 2 reasonably good peanut butter cookies is ok in my book any day. I can't remember the last time I took out one dollar bill and received two anythings for it.
04-16 peanut butter cookies

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Olive's

120 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

Rating: B - Above Average
In brief: Almost everything at Olive's is above average, but also nothing that has me clawing my way back for more. This cookie was precisely that, and oh I think they had a little mishap with the sugar?
04-03 gingersnap

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Poilane, from Hotel Esprit St-Germain

22, rue Saint-Suplice 75006 Paris, France

Rating: B - Above Average
Visit #: 1
In brief: What a thoughtful thing to give me 2 bottles of water and a bag of sable cookies as I'm rushing out the door to catch a taxi to the airport. Hotel Esprit St-Germain, I like your style. I also liked the breakfast spread in the morning and the afternoon self-service cocktail hour. You make work trips to Paris a breeze.
04-03 cookies

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Toby's Estate at Club Monaco

160 5th Ave, NY, NY 10010

Rating: B
Visit #: 2
In brief: It looked dry and boring, but was much nicer once I took a bit. Moist and a nice amount of ginger. I don't remember if it was a gingersnap or a gingerbread cookie, but I seem to remember it was a ginger___ cookie.
03-27 ginger cookie

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hill Country

30 W 26th St, NY, NY 10010

Rating: A - Excellent
Taste #: 4
In brief: We love this chocolate chip cookie from Hill Country so much.
03-17 chocolate chip cookie

Monday, March 10, 2014

Made Fresh Daily

222 Front St, NY, NY 100038

Rating: B - Above Average
Visit #: 3
In brief: Ground nuts.
03-06 cookies

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Pret a Manger

655 6th Ave, NY, NY 10010

Rating: B - Above Average
Visit #: 3
In brief: Even a day old sea salt pecan cookie from Pret hits the afternoon dessert spot.
03-03 sea salt pecan cookie

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Haven's Kitchen

109 W. 17th St, NY, NY 10001

Rating: A - Excellent
Taste #: 2
In brief: If you like granola in any form, you will love the granola cookie from Haven's Kitchen. It's a little sticky, a little crumbly, a little crunchy, a little all good things put together in the form of a cookie.
02-20 granola cookie

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pret a Manager

655 6th Ave, NY, NY 10011

Rating: B - Above Average
Taste #: 2
In brief: You can count on Pret a Manager to make a good afternoon dessert cookie. M. tends to order the harvest cookie but I am really liking the sea salt pecan butter one we had today.
02-12 sea salt pecan butter cookie