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2003/08/12 02:20:16 (permalink)

Best Cookies

Just finished watching Best Of on Food TV Network, they focused on cookies. From Nashville to Austin to Cordova, AK, folks are baking cookies that seem to be the rage.....from cranberry/orange/oatmeal to molten centers in chocolate truffle macaroons. Was wondering what the most popular cookie is!
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    Tommy B
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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/12 07:08:23 (permalink)
    well, chocolate chip has to be #1 when it comes to the favorite cookie at cookie shops. Oreo's are the #1 selling cookie in retail.
    And as a personal favorite, I remember back in the 60's going to elementary school, my favorite were 2 jumbo peanut butter cookies,
    freshly baked and then tucked into a wax bag. Boy, I remember even back then asking for 2 bags of cookies. But when it comes to a favorite cookie I would bake at home, I must say I do love a gooey scrumptious oatmeal raisin cookie...and they can be healthy too!
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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/12 07:57:54 (permalink)

    BLEEKER STREET BAKERY IN NEW YORK CITY
    Has the very very best italian cookies in the world
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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/12 08:01:23 (permalink)
    The Sundancer definately enjoys hot out of the oven oatmeal raisin cookies with a hot cup of Mellow Joy coffee.

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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/12 09:50:40 (permalink)
    The chocolate chip cookies sold at Passaic, New Jersey's famed Tic Tock Diner are to die for (and right off of the Garden State Parkway), FYI.
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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/12 09:51:33 (permalink)
    I hate the chewy cookie trend, I like them crisp, all kinds.
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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/12 10:29:33 (permalink)
    I love homemade cookies best of all. I bake many kinds but my personal two favorites are a really delicate and crisp sugar cookie and half moons which have to be eaten within a day or two as they go stale quite quickly!
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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/12 11:05:04 (permalink)
    M and M or molasses cookies are my favorites.
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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/12 11:13:22 (permalink)
    Snickerdoodles, sugar cookies or chocolate chip for me, except around Christmas time, then anything made by my mom or sister that doesn't have coconut or a lot of nuts.
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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/12 11:50:07 (permalink)
    For some of us lucky folks in the Northeast: Freihofer's Chocolate Chip Cookies....
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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/12 11:53:44 (permalink)
    And Keebler,bless their fake Elf hearts [elves hearts???],has just come out with a shortbread cookie with a BIG cinnamon swirl in it..it is literally to DIE for...best smelling package cookie EVER....yuuuum
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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/12 12:20:33 (permalink)
    I love iced and decorated cutout sugar cookies. Ginger snaps come in second--but they have to be chewy.
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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/12 15:26:17 (permalink)
    Homemade sugar cookies with plenty of butter in the recipe are the best. Press em out of one of those cookie dough shooter things and put all kinds of sprinkles on em. I call them Grandma cookies, because growing up my friends grandmother made em the best.

    Chezkatie, I'd like to try your sugar cookies some time. I bet they are close to Grandma cookies in taste.
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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/12 15:55:15 (permalink)
    My mother used to make Mexican Wedding Cakes at Christmas (a cookie, not a cake, about as big as a silver dollar). I remember them being a kind of crispy shortbread-like concoction with chopped walnuts, dipped in powdered sugar. Anybody ever heard of these?? Ohhhhhh, they are yummy!
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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/12 20:27:54 (permalink)
    Nothing like a good piece of short bread, so much butter in it that it leaves a grease mark behind.
    When I was a kid there was a bakery that made only cookies (Dad's Cookies) just up the street from my school. After school let out we would head to the screen door with nickel in hand. For a nickel you got a brown paper sack of broken ups (those cookies that broke coming off the pans or those that were misshapen) Usually they ran out of broken ups before they ran out of kids, so the last kids got whole cookies. It took the young kids a while to realize why the older ones let them go first!They were the best cookies I have ever had. They were a molasses oatmeal but the oatmeal was so finely ground it was like a flour.
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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/12 20:32:44 (permalink)
    lleechef, of course I know what cookies you mean, they are called Ojarascas. The ones I always had were soft at first bite, then your teeth would sink into some crunchy cookie. Sooo good
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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/12 22:20:39 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by lleechef

    My mother used to make Mexican Wedding Cakes at Christmas (a cookie, not a cake, about as big as a silver dollar). I remember them being a kind of crispy shortbread-like concoction with chopped walnuts, dipped in powdered sugar. Anybody ever heard of these?? Ohhhhhh, they are yummy!


    Those are also known as Russian Teacakes, and I make mine with pecans and a little almond extract in the dough.
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    RE: Best Cookies 2003/08/13 00:59:08 (permalink)
    Growing Up it was always my Sisters Penut Butter Cookies that was the best. Now I just pig out on Oreos and a BIG GLASS of Whole milk for the dunking. Don't forget about Girl Scout Cookies they were good too.
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    RE: Best Cookies 2004/03/31 21:16:00 (permalink)
    The Ginger Snap
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    RE: Best Cookies 2004/04/01 10:16:55 (permalink)
    I Agree. I don't like the soft chewy cookies-especially Mrs. Fields.
    Give my a crisp cookie any day.
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    Originally posted by Texicana

    I hate the chewy cookie trend, I like them crisp, all kinds.
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    RE: Best Cookies 2004/04/01 11:06:35 (permalink)
    never met a cookie I didn't like - IT'S ALL GOOD!

    C is for Cookie
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    C is for cookie
    That's good enough for me
    C is for cookie
    That's good enough for me
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    RE: Best Cookies 2004/04/19 10:30:50 (permalink)
    I can't think of anything better than a warm chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven My second favorite is homemade oatmeal raisin cookies and then peanut butter cookies. If I have to buy cookies, the Famous Amos cookies are good, and so are Oreos. I don't like the Soft batch type of cookies that you buy though.
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    RE: Best Cookies 2005/07/24 21:11:32 (permalink)
    Tall glass of cold milk and

    Oreos - double stuff - frozen!

    I'm serious, you gotta try it.
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    RE: Best Cookies 2005/07/24 22:38:47 (permalink)
    My aunt made the best frosted, thick, soft sugar cookies back in the day...I miss them very much! Other than that, I am not a big cookie fan now at all.
    I used to, however, practically have an addiction to those crispy rectangular cookies filled with vanilla "creme" (actually, more like the consistency of the Oreo middles). I swear, I could have polished off a box of them without any problem years ago.
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    RE: Best Cookies 2005/08/05 15:32:32 (permalink)
    Do you have Dollartree? I just discovered they carry a maple cream sandwich cookie from the Cookie Shop, the package notes, Product of Canada, They are sooooo good.

    This is driving me batty trying to remember, In the mid 60's my mother used to pack a cookie in our lunches, they were rectangular, scalloped-edged, with a pink and white frosting. I want to say either it was the cookie or icing that had a licorice taste to it. In the South we have something called Stage Planks, or sometimes "Rock n' Roll" which are more of a gingerbread, and that isn't what I'm referring to.

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    RE: Best Cookies 2005/08/05 16:08:42 (permalink)
    Favorites? Grandma calls 'em Colassal Cookies.... Most everyone else calls 'em Monster cookies. Peanut butter-oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies from HEAVEN... gooey, chewy, and delicious, I have never tasted a better cookie!!!
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    RE: Best Cookies 2005/08/06 08:27:27 (permalink)
    Homemade---Hermits!!(Dad's fav,too!), Snickerdoodles, sugar cookies,shortbread,pizzelles and biscotti to dip in my coffee!!
    store bought---Girl Scout Thin Mints!!!!!
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    RE: Best Cookies 2005/08/06 08:44:55 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by BelleReve

    This is driving me batty trying to remember, In the mid 60's my mother used to pack a cookie in our lunches, they were rectangular, scalloped-edged, with a pink and white frosting. I want to say either it was the cookie or icing that had a licorice taste to it. In the South we have something called Stage Planks, or sometimes "Rock n' Roll" which are more of a gingerbread, and that isn't what I'm referring to.

    HEY-- I certainly *DO* remember those scalloped-edged cookies with the pink or white icing! I remeber the icing was pretty firm but I don't quite remember the cookie part as tasting like licorice-- more like a spice cookie, I thought. I have no idea who made them or their name.

    Here's another store-bought cookie that was available about the same time that I always liked: It was round-- but flat, like a PB or choc. chip cookie-- with a hermit cookie flavor-- nice and mildly spicy, and the icing was smooth white with thin black stripes. Good dunked in milk because the cookie got soft, but the icing remained firm and crackled under your teeth with each bite. Anyone remember and/or know its name? Whenever I buy a hermit cookie from "Hot Chocolate Sparrow" in Orleans, Cape Cod, it so reminds me of this cookie.
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    RE: Best Cookies 2005/08/06 13:09:06 (permalink)
    Thanks DL - that's it - it's been a long time, could have been a spice cookie, with cloves? And yes, the icing was hard, should have said they came in pink, or white icing, not to confuse.

    Another cookie I really liked was Sunshine raisen shortbread, thin planks, and chewy, not very sweet. Wish they'd bring those back. There is something similar made in UK, I've ordered from Vermont Country Store.
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    RE: Best Cookies 2005/08/06 19:05:47 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by BelleReve

    Thanks DL - that's it - it's been a long time, could have been a spice cookie, with cloves? And yes, the icing was hard, should have said they came in pink, or white icing, not to confuse.

    Another cookie I really liked was Sunshine raisen shortbread, thin planks, and chewy, not very sweet. Wish they'd bring those back. There is something similar made in UK, I've ordered from Vermont Country Store.


    You're welcome, BR. It's so good to reminisce about food memories that very few among my family or friends remember. (They always think I'm strange with all my vivid food memories.) My Mom might remember the flavor of those pink and white cookies-- I'll ask her next time I get the chance.

    We used to always have those flat raisin cookies in our cookie drawer growing up. Mom thought they were healthier than Oreos, which of course, was undoubtedly correct, and why we always craved Oreos. I bought the cookies from the UK that you mentioned from Vermont Country Store, "Garibaldi Biscuits" this past Christmas to share with my parents and was disappointed in them-- Very dry and crumbly, not at all like the golden-brown-sheened, chewy and moist (by comparison) raisin cookies that you and I loved.
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