Cookie Monster…

I’ve turned into a cookie monster since we’ve been in the high country. At sea level, I could pass up a cookie in a heart beat (unless said cookie is one of Eugenia’s French macarons). I don’t even think about cookies at altitudes less than 2,000 feet.

It started with just one simple cookie out of the Whole Foods bakery case called outrageous fruit and nut cookie. It was. Outrageous.

Next, we stumbled upon a charming little bakery. Their case is filled with all kinds of specialty cookies ($1.25 each) as well as regular (and regular sized, not monster size) cookies like chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin and molasses for a reasonable $.50…the same cost of a local newspaper, and much more satisfying.

My favorite is the heart shaped molasses cookie, one edge seductively dipped in vanilla icing, precariously holding a toasted pistachio. Actually, it’s two cookies sandwiched together with a spiced cream filling — double decadence. AND ONLY $1.25 EACH! Who can resist that? Not me.

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