5 Cookies You Shouldn’t Live Without



Posted by our Guest Contributor, Christina ConradYou can read more from Christina on her blog: www. foodiewithalife.com.

1) Salted Peanut Butter Cookies, Hot Cakes Confections

If you’re wandering around Ballard Avenue in Seattle, chances are you’ll stumble into a tiny storefront that smells of melted chocolate.  You’ve found Hot Cakes, Ballard’s hottest dessert destination.  Here, the molten chocolate cakes arrive by the jar, piping hot from the oven and on chic wooden trays.  They are divine and I recommend you find a friend to split one of the decadent pots.  But the salted peanut butter cookies?  Oh, you’ll want that for yourself.  Nibble on crispy edges and a soft interior, then at last, a finish of salt.  These are sensory overload in the most enjoyable way.

5427 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107


2) Biscoff

These are the crunchy cinnamon cookies you may have pocketed on a Delta Airlines flight.  I take them to the next level with a hearty smear of Nutella.  This combination WILL blow your mind. You can buy Biscoff Cookies  at amazon.com to be delivered to. your. door. YUM!

duplex-cremes_ua3) Duplex Cremes

Duplex Cremes are the convenience store cookies, half chocolate, half vanilla.   They are my guilty pleasure and available in every vending machine; two addictive cookies sandwiched into one, sharing a center of vanilla creme.  What’s not to love?


4) Chocolate Biscotti, Le Reve

When you open the door to Queen Anne bakery Le Reve, in Seattle, the smell of warm butter, freshly baked croissants and creamed sugar will hit you like a wave.  Those classically French, (dare I say flakey?!) vapors will  envelop your senses and glide your body to the bakery case.  Find the chocolate biscotti.  They are just this side of sweet, yet rich and consuming with deep chocolate notes.  You’ll want to bring home a couple to “share”.

1805 Queen Anne Ave. N. Suite 100

Seattle, WA 98109

5) Back to Nature Peanut Butter Crème Cookies

What if Nutter Butters were made with real ingredients?  That’s just what Back to Nature has done in these sandwiched peanut butter cookies.  Smash them up and mix into vanilla gelato for a DIY treat. Buy Back To Nature Peanut Butter Creme Cookies at amazon.com.


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  2. You can’t go wrong with the classic chocolate chip cookie. I think my favorite part is the dough! I’m so glad that you’re sharing the baking experience with the whole family! Cheers and thanks for your comment! -Christina

  3. Enedina Pilcher says:

    There’s just something special about homemade cookies, especially chocolate chip cookies, so far as I’m concerned. It’s a great family activity, something even children can help with, and everyone loves eating the results…

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  4. Marie says:

    Biscoff……YUM!! I love the crunchy Biscoff spread!

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