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joanie41

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Best Store-Bought Cookies Fri, 04/29/05 8:51 PM (permalink)
OK, I'm a good baker. But I'm a busy person, so baking is reserved for when I have the time to enjoy it.

To this end, I am curious as to what store-bought cookies you like. Fancy, plain, guilty pleasure...'fess up!

I have to say that I like those cream horns things...anything with white, non-nutritious creamy filling basically has my name on it. I used to love HyDrox cookies, but they don't taste the same anymore. Oh, and I love those wafers with the frosting (and I've read that the Sterns like those, too -- the ones that come in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry)!

But I need some new junk food ideas -- so share your favorites! Thanks in advance!
 
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    Tumbleweed365

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    RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Fri, 04/29/05 9:24 PM (permalink)
    Mrs Fields cookies, pricy but good. A treat when you think you deserve it!
     
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      mousec

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      RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Fri, 04/29/05 9:32 PM (permalink)
      By far the best chocolate chip cookie is made by Matt's (may be local to Chicago). They are soft and chewy, almost as good as what I make.
       
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        UncleVic

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        RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Fri, 04/29/05 9:39 PM (permalink)
        I'm not a "sweet person".. But have tried Mrs. Fields.. Not bad... But as mentioned above, Pricey.. I have too many freinds that bake, and I have the opportunity to enjoy that... I have no need to go out and purchase any... Just an occasional donation to the cause... Keeps me happy!

         
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          BT

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          RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Fri, 04/29/05 9:43 PM (permalink)
          Trader Joe's sells some pretty good cookies called "Lacies". They come in almond or macademia nut with chocolate filling.

          Mrs. Fields has lots of clones these days and they are all pretty good, but I've had single cookies (OK, they were big) that cost me $1.50 at these places.
           
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            ConeyIslandLou

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            RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Fri, 04/29/05 9:45 PM (permalink)
            Here in New York,NOTHING beats Freihofers chocolate chip cookies..of course, just about anything Freihofer's does is gooood...they make the best bread products too-easily better than Hostess/Wonder or any other of the 'supermarket'type bread makers...

            Some of the best of the so-called 'big' cookie makers stuff (Nabisco,Keebler,etc),are the Keebler shortbread cookies- the cinnamon swirl ones are to literally DIE for...lol

            not to mention a weakness for the big soft Archway chocolate chips....
             
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              joanie41

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              RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Fri, 04/29/05 10:01 PM (permalink)
              Oooh! I'd forgotten Freihofers! I used to buy those cookies a million years ago when I went to college in upstate NY. You are right, they are amazingly good. Can't get them in the stores around here, though...
               
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                Martha-Girl

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                RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Fri, 04/29/05 10:24 PM (permalink)
                Mallomars.......
                 
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                  Lavanda

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                  RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Fri, 04/29/05 10:59 PM (permalink)
                  I generally prefer soft cookies over crisp ones, but Nabisco makes a cookie which I first had in Mexico, called Morelianas. A vanilla sandwich cookie with orange filling, now I can find them here in the Dalas area.

                  Oreos, sometimes.

                  Raspberry Newtons.

                  Italian or British cookies from Big Lots.

                  Pepperidge Farms Milanos; orange, raspberry.

                  Walkers Shortbread.

                  Oatmeal cookies from Whataburger.

                  Cookies from the Asian grocery stores, including palmiers.

                  Mexican style oatmeal raisin cookies (from the panaderia).

                  None of the above were in any certain order.

                  But there is nothing like homemade!
                   
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                    rmcielwain

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                    RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Sat, 04/30/05 4:23 PM (permalink)

                    Unfortunately, they don't make any more what was a vital staple of my college tenure (back in 1984-85): Duncan Hines Chocolate Chip Cookies!!
                    (in regular, mint, and peanut butter varieties )
                     
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                      sweetgherkin

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                      RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Sat, 04/30/05 11:42 PM (permalink)
                      Anna's Thins are one of my favorites, thin crispy simple little wafers - I especially like the Almond Cinnamon and Lemon.

                      I used to be able to find apricot filled sugar cookies from Archway but I haven't seen them in awhile, otherwise I like their Frosted Lemon cookies.
                       
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                        jinjo76

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                        RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Sun, 05/1/05 12:09 AM (permalink)
                        archway molasses
                        walker's shortbread
                        nutter butters

                         
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                          markolenski

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                          RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Sun, 05/1/05 12:14 AM (permalink)
                          Oreos from Canada. They taste much better
                           
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                            Michelle Wiedemann

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                            RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Sun, 05/1/05 6:16 PM (permalink)
                            Anything with almonds and shortbread:) Those pecan sandies are wonderful! and also my favorite cheap cookie are those butter flower ones that have the hole in the middle. When I was a little girl I used to wear them on all of my fingers and snack away. Good thing my mom made me run in the field all day lol!
                             
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                              tkitna

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                              RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Tue, 05/3/05 3:35 AM (permalink)
                              I enjoy the Archway Dutch Cocoa cookies along with Lorna Doones.
                               
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                                Jennifer_4

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                                RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Tue, 05/3/05 5:15 AM (permalink)
                                Lorna Doones
                                Mother's Taffy cookies or iced raisin
                                Lemon Sandies
                                Lemon Tea cookies from Crabtree and Evelyn
                                Flaky Flix
                                the now defunct Lemon Coolers
                                those awful but yummy big oatmeal sandwich cookies with the creme gunk in the middle.
                                Fudge covered Oreos..
                                 
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                                  wndyctygrl

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                                  RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Tue, 05/3/05 8:18 AM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by mousec

                                  By far the best chocolate chip cookie is made by Matt's (may be local to Chicago). They are soft and chewy, almost as good as what I make.

                                  Sometime I see Matt's Cookies at Aldi's.
                                   
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                                    Farfel280

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                                    RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Tue, 05/3/05 8:29 AM (permalink)
                                    Try Target's own brand of chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies. I think they're called Archer Farms or something like that. Really good!
                                     
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                                      fml1943

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                                      RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Tue, 05/3/05 9:04 AM (permalink)
                                      to: joanie41

                                      i have been looking for "hydrox cookies" for years but was told they are not making them anymore.

                                      if you purchased these recently or know where to get them can you please post this.

                                      thanks.

                                      fred
                                       
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                                        Zina

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                                        RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Tue, 05/3/05 9:17 AM (permalink)
                                        My favorite to this day - but they're really not "store-bought"- are Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies. Try them crushed, in a parfait with vanilla ice cream, creme de menthe, whipped cream and a cherry!
                                         
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                                          John B

                                          RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Tue, 05/3/05 9:19 PM (permalink)
                                          The cookies made at Costco are always good. The chocolate chunk are yummy.
                                           
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                                            ocdreamr

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                                            RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Tue, 05/3/05 9:49 PM (permalink)
                                            There is no question ... Berger's cookies. Small nondiscript soft wafer mounded with scrumptious chocolat!! Sorry they're a regional thing
                                             
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                                              joanie41

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                                              RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Tue, 05/3/05 10:12 PM (permalink)
                                              Yep, Bergers are great. But I wish they made them with vanilla frosting instead of just chocolate.

                                              Regarding Hydrox, no I haven't had them in years. Sorry I can't be more help!
                                               
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                                                RubyRose

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                                                RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Thu, 05/5/05 8:17 AM (permalink)
                                                Archway brand Ruth's Oatmeal cookies
                                                 
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                                                  mek

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                                                  RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Thu, 05/5/05 8:36 AM (permalink)

                                                  Berger's Chocolate Cremes

                                                  http://www.bergercookies.com/history.htm

                                                   
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                                                    signman

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                                                    RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Thu, 05/5/05 2:03 PM (permalink)
                                                    Yes we are lucky here in the Baltimore area, home of Berger's Cookies. Even better are the sugar cookies baked by Otterbein's Bakery. Extremely thin, in cutout shapes, they have just a hint of lemon to them.
                                                     
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                                                      Adjudicator

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                                                      RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Thu, 05/5/05 3:23 PM (permalink)
                                                      Here we go again. While technically correct in that all posters have replied as to "store bought", just how many of these "brands" spoken of are available nationwide??? I suspect not too many.
                                                       
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                                                        Nemis

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                                                        RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Thu, 05/5/05 4:06 PM (permalink)
                                                        I went to Zabars in NYC last week and found these huge Rice Kripsy cookies sold individually called "Chris's cookies" based in NJ, they were very good and less than $2.
                                                         
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                                                          dbear

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                                                          RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Thu, 05/5/05 4:34 PM (permalink)

                                                          I really like Peggy Lawton Chocolate Chip cookies, the ones that come in a 3 pack wrapped in cellophane. I think this is a regional thing in New England; I've enjoed them my entire life. Also, pecan sandies, lemon coolers (copies, actually, don't think the real ones are made anymore), Walkers shortbread, orange and raspberry milano's. We are fortunate to have a brazilian grocery near us; the flavored sugar wafer cookies they have are addictive.
                                                           
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                                                            sweetgherkin

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                                                            RE: Best Store-Bought Cookies Thu, 05/5/05 10:59 PM (permalink)
                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by Adjudicator

                                                            Here we go again. While technically correct in that all posters have replied as to "store bought", just how many of these "brands" spoken of are available nationwide??? I suspect not too many.


                                                            The favorite I mentioned seems to be...

                                                            http://www.annasthins.ca/pages/consumer.htm
                                                             
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