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Market Cookies

August 11, 2015

I can’t stop/won’t stop with the farmer’s market madness. Every time I visit a market I’m overwhelmed at the selection of goodies available, but today I’ll just take a second to focus on the cookies. Available at many markets (including Ballard, Wallingford, and Madrona) is Pinckney Cookies, born of one man’s quest for the perfect cookie recipe. I’d say he’s pretty darn close, as these cookies are addictive, complex, and original.

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I’ve tried every flavor (Pinckney is VERY generous with the samples) and I ended up buying a lot over the course of the summer. My favorites are the classic chocolate chip (rich, proper density and texture, YUM), dark chocolate oatmeal, and the Pinckney Original (chocolate mixed into the dough, walnuts, dark chocolate chips). My dad (and I) loved the oatmeal raisin because it isn’t too sweet and has interesting spices to elevate the flavor. The flavor of the day is reliably delicious, especially the whiskey one! Count me as a fan.

On the other end of the cookie spectrum (read, flourless) is the macaron stand by Luv Macarons. I never really got into the whole macaron craze (too light, sweet, and almondy) but I have to say, these little cookies make the perfect after-lunch dessert at work. Not too heavy, but enough to satisfy.

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So many fun flavors – they use real fruit and you can tell a lot of care goes into their product. My cookies got a bit melty on this hot summer day but they tasted great – light, flavorful, and sweet. Find them at the Terry Ave Saturday Market, the Fremont Sunday Market, and the Wallingford Farmer’s Market. Happy eating!

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