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Dining, SFoodie Elvis Honored in the Bacon-y King Cookie

Elvis Honored in the Bacon-y King Cookie

The two locations of chef Ryan Scott's eatery Market & Rye are known for having creative desserts such as endless remixes of Twinkies and fully loaded cookies like the Kitchen Sink, which carries an arsenal of pretzels, potato chips, butterscotch…
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Dining, SFoodie Buenos Aires Alfajores Charm With Californian Sensibilities

Buenos Aires Alfajores Charm With Californian Sensibilities

Buenos Aires Alfajores is an Oakland-based handmade cookie company by Argentinean expatriate Andrea Ozzuna. Her products are based on her grandmother's recipes, but Ozzuna has introduced some adaptations that fit right at home with the Bay Area palate. See Also:…
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Dining, SFoodie Botanical Bakery's Got a Spicy Little Number

Botanical Bakery's Got a Spicy Little Number

Sonoma County's Botanical Bakery offers teeny tiny shortbread cookies ("Shorties") that are about the size of a quarter and flavored with herbs and spices such as fennel pollen and lavender. The latest variety, Chocolate Chipotle, is the feistiest and most…
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Dining, SFoodie Arlequin Cafe Threatens Lil Debbie With Deliciousness

Arlequin Cafe Threatens Lil Debbie With Deliciousness

Arlequin Cafe, the sister spot to neighboring Absinthe Brasserie and Bar, boasts a lovely outdoor seating area and a solid assortment of cookies, including luscious takes on snickerdoodles, pecan chocolate chip, and sour cherry chocolate varieties. The oatmeal cream pie…
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Dining, SFoodie Tartine Bakery Puts Rye in a Chocolate Cookie

Tartine Bakery Puts Rye in a Chocolate Cookie

With a cookbook called Deceptively Delicious, Jessica Seinfeld (wife of Jerry) helped to popularize a certain form of cooking where vegetables and other healthy ingredients are slipped into recipes for desserts and other kid-pleasing fare. Tartine Bakery has its own…
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Dining, SFoodie Tout Sweet's Mudslide Relieves a Chocolate Emergency

Tout Sweet's Mudslide Relieves a Chocolate Emergency

Tout Sweet opened on September 8 on the third floor of Macy's in Union Square, the brainchild of Top Chef Just Desserts Season 1 winner Yigit Pura and his longtime employers at Taste Catering. Cook E. Monster knew she was…
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Dining, SFoodie The Pastry Cupboard's Oatmeal Medley Has a Way With Fruit

The Pastry Cupboard's Oatmeal Medley Has a Way With Fruit

The Pastry Cupboard is celebrating one year as a retail shop. The shop is the brainchild of Chona Piumarta, who formerly worked as a pastry chef at the Slanted Door and LarkCreekSteak restaurants, and serves light breakfast and lunch fare…
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Dining, SFoodie Cookie Butter: Trader Joe's Hatches Evil Plot to Cause Addiction

Cookie Butter: Trader Joe's Hatches Evil Plot to Cause Addiction

Never has the Cook E. Monster experienced such a loss of self-control as when confronted with a fresh jar of Trader Joe's Cookie Butter. The only responsible thing to do is to pass the information. This is in hopes that…
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Dining, SFoodie Ginger Snaps Super Cookies are Sprouted, Sugar Free, and Addictive

Ginger Snaps Super Cookies are Sprouted, Sugar Free, and Addictive

Mountain View's Freeland Foods offers a number of quality raw and gluten-free snack items, including bars, chips, and chocolate, but one product is particularly addictive. If you told Cook E. Monster that you had a cookie that was sugar-free and…
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Dining, SFoodie E&O Asian Kitchen Serves an Irresistible Cookie Bucket

E&O Asian Kitchen Serves an Irresistible Cookie Bucket

Sometimes, a truly great cookie can be elevated further by truly great presentation. The dessert menu at E&O Asian Kitchen humbly lists one dessert as "warm ginger cookies," but what you won't discover until it lands on the table is…
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Dining, SFoodie Batter Bakery's Latest Shortbread Variety Features Elderberries

Batter Bakery's Latest Shortbread Variety Features Elderberries

Batter Bakery has a huge crush on shortbread and has traditionally offered eight unusual flavors, including honey vanilla, lavender sea salt, rosemary brown butter, and sesame ginger. The newest variety of shortbread contains an ingredient rarely seen around these parts:…
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Dining, SFoodie Batter Up Fries Oreos Into Something Enjoyable

Batter Up Fries Oreos Into Something Enjoyable

A confession: Cook E. Monster does not like Oreos. The chocolate cookies do not taste like chocolate and the white filling in between the not-chocolate cookies does not taste like something that should be edible. But we had heard that…
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Dining, SFoodie Craftsman and Wolves Takes an Extra Step With Peanut Butter Cookies

Craftsman and Wolves Takes an Extra Step With Peanut Butter Cookies

Not only does the peanut butter cookie at Craftsman and Wolves sport a whole peanut on top, there are generous shards of peanuts inside. The amount of nut pieces is typically low more often than not even with chunky peanut…
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Dining, SFoodie Outerlands' While-You-Wait Treat

Outerlands' While-You-Wait Treat

The result of the national attention given to Outerlands can be a stupidly long wait to get a sandwich and a salad in the Outer Sunset, even on weekdays. But it's a delight to discover that there's something at the…
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Dining, SFoodie Arizmendi Bakery's Secret Weapon: Auntie Mabel's Kookie Brittle

Arizmendi Bakery's Secret Weapon: Auntie Mabel's Kookie Brittle

"This is the best cookie in San Francisco!" exclaimed a worker-owner of Arizmendi Bakery when the Cook E. Monster's sights descended on Auntie Mabel's Kookie Brittle. It looks like a square-ish cut of a chocolate chip cookie, but conceals an…
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Dining, SFoodie Les Elements Patisserie Rocks a Chocolate Espresso Cookie

Les Elements Patisserie Rocks a Chocolate Espresso Cookie

Les Éléments Pâtisserie is the brainchild of Luis Villavelazquez, former pastry chef at Absinthe and current head chef and kitchen manager for La Victoria Bakery. The bakery is his outlet to really express his creativity, making simple treats like cookies…
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Dining, SFoodie Della Fattoria's Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Shames All Others

Della Fattoria's Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Shames All Others

Petaluma bakery Della Fattoria has the chocolate chip cookie for people who don't care about chocolate chip cookies. The secret to winning over nonbelievers is a round and wafer-thin shape and the judicious use of brown sugar in the…
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Dining, SFoodie Devil's Teeth Baking Company's Small but Sinful Alfajores Remix

Devil's Teeth Baking Company's Small but Sinful Alfajores Remix

This tiny bakery in the Outer Sunset is known for its Sunday beignets, donut muffins, and brownies, but don't overlook the silver-dollar-size alfajores. This Latin American sandwich cookie has regional variations, but it's typical to have almonds somewhere in the…
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Dining, SFoodie Oatmeal Gets Naughty at Andronico's Market

Oatmeal Gets Naughty at Andronico's Market

A confession: Cook E. Monster wouldn't kick an oatmeal cookie out of bed, but it's not the preferred partner. It often tends to be too healthy or too pure to quench our true cookie thirst, yet one unlikely place has…
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Dining, SFoodie Wu-Tang Clan-Inspired C.R.E.A.M. Has 'Secret' Menu Items

Wu-Tang Clan-Inspired C.R.E.A.M. Has 'Secret' Menu Items

Named after the debut single from the New York rap group Wu-Tang Clan, Berkeley's C.R.E.A.M. (Cookies Rule Everything Around Me) slangs cookies and ice cream sandwiches instead of beats and rhymes. C.R.E.A.M. lets patrons customize their orders so that one…
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