There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
The Amy-eos at Dean & DeLuca
Or just visit your favorite bakery instead. Assuming you have one other than Teaism, that is.
Earlier this week, I asked the Y&H Nation, via my twitter account, where they might like to pick up a good cookie for National Cookie Day, which is tomorrow. The vast majority of the responses (OK, three of them) were the same: the salty oat cookie at Teaism, which no doubt explains its appearance on the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame leaderboard. Two folks even mentioned the salty oat at Marvelous Market, but I’m hoping that was just a case of simple confusion over the home of the real thing.
Others offered up more original choices:
- The rugelach at Marvelous Market (via grassfedmedia)
- The oatmeal cookie at Buzz (via robynwebb)
- The pignoli at Vaccaro’s (via mrf100)
- The cookies at Cafe Phillips (via isitdinneryet)
- ‘Bee Stings’ bars at Baked & Wired or the cookies at Castro’s Bakery for their childhood nostalgia (via HelenaHimm)
Y&H has a few to throw into the mix, too:
- The manhole size chocolate chip cookie at Le Pain Quotidien
- The cranberry-coconut cookie at Breads Unlimited
- The POLLYstyle pecan-and-cranberry rugelach at Modern Times Coffeehouse
- The Amy-eo at Dean & DeLuca (I know, I know, I knocked the Amy-eo earlier but only because it can’t compare to a real Oreo; on its own terms, it’s a very good cookie.)
- And, of course, my mom’s homemade chocolate chip cookies, which inspired my essay on crappy foods. You can get the recipe here.
OK, y’all, we’ve no doubt missed a ton of other good cookies out there? Where else should we turn for National Cookie Day?