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Katrina Rozelle – The Bay Area’s finest oatmeal, ginger & chocolate chip cookies

rworange | Mar 28, 2006 11:18 PM

No really.

I haven’t liked a cookie this much since the original Blue Chip Cookie was a tiny non-chain shop. Katrina Rozelle beats those cookies in taste.

The food gods opened a parking space in front of the bakery on College Avenue in Oakland, so I finally stopped.

There were some samples of some mousse cakes. They were nice and light, but not interesting enough for the calories. Not wanting to look like a mooch, I bought three cookies to go.

The large cookies are thin and full of buttery goodness with brown sugar notes … chewy and moist and literally so good they make your mouth water while eating them.

Great, great, great

The cookie list calls the ginger cookie “soft, chewy and richly spiced”. Exactly … especially richly spiced. They also have raisins in them and remind me of a German cookie I love, the name of which escapes me.

The brown sugar oatmeal raisin is equally excellent.

San Francisco Focus voted the chocolate chip walnut as the best in the area.

There is just such balance in the cookie. Not too much of anything but perfect proportions. As much as I loved the old Blue Chip cookie, it was the butter that stood out in the taste. Not so with the Rozelle cookies where every ingredient complements and enhances the other.

Other cookies the bakery makes

- peanut butter with peanuts
- almond praline (SF Focus said it may be the world’s best)
- coconut macadamia nut
- shortbread
- chocolust

Unfortunately the website is annoying and except for the holiday check list it doesn’t list the products. However, looking the only product list … for Xmas … it seems they have petit fours, princess cake, croquembuche and profiteroles among other things. Note to self: they have yule logs.

There are a lot of mouse type cakes, cheese cake, pound cakes and tiramisu. Someone was in there today looking for the carrot cake which is only made on the weekend.

If you really want to OD on dessert take your chocolate chip cookie and trot down the street to Bittersweet and order a glass of their elegant, frothy chocolate milk to enjoy with the cookie.

Anyway here’s the link to the holiday page to give a little idea.

Teacakes may have very good cookies. Katrina Rozelle’s are the cookies of greatness.

Link: http://www.katrinarozelle.com/web-con...

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