I have a real weakness for cookies. Having been in the triangle for a few years now I've sort of settled on a few choice cookie options, but I'm curious if I'm missing some.
So far I've tried:
Fudge cookie - a moist fudgy take on the chocolate whopper, minus the coffee flavor and significantly richer - probably my favorite cookie in the triangle
coconut cookie - a little salty, a little sweet, not overly crumbly like a lot of american coconut macaroons - nice
Linzer cookie - much too sweet for me to handle, but then I don't really like jam much to begin with. powdered sugar version are a nice option
Florentine - really more of a confection than a cookie, the same nut caramel mixture as in their biestenstich (sp?) hardened and chocolate covered on one side. good but messy
Mini chocolate dipped coconut macaroon - the best american style macaroon in the area (so far). The relatively serious amount of chocolate helps cut through the bland texture of the cookie.
Chocolate chip - too firm for my taste. Not enough chocolate and a dry texture almost like a tough pecan sandy. This is a strange critique, but one thing I don't like about their cookie is how thick they are. tooth breaking when combined with their texture.
Chocolate Whopper - fairly dry intense chocolate, nut, and chocolate chip cookie. With varying levels of coffee flavor depending on the day. This is my default cookie if I I'm at Foster's.
Coconut Macaroon - Very sweet and moist. I love coconut but find the sweetness of this cookie so overwhelming I can't eat them
Oatmeal Chocolate chip - my default wholefoods cookie, mainly because the oats keep the cookie a little more moist after it's been sitting out all day. I realize I could just forego the cookie, but then I wouldn't be eating a cookie. These were much better when Wholefoods was Wellspring. Much like their sausages.
Classic Chocolate Chip - better than Foster's, if you can get these fresh they're the best generic chocolate chip cookie in the area. Good luck.
Ick. I just don't understand how a "bakery" can pull this kind of crap. Their sugar cookies taste no different than those thick shortening laden sugar cookies that upon encountering the warmth of your mouth turn into a gluey colloidal mess. I haven't tried their cakes, but I would happily eat a twinkie before trying another one of their cookies. Why oh why can't a decent bakery/coffeeshop take over that location.
Any additions? Cookies I should give a second chance to?