I was never a Girl Scout, but what I lacked in uniforms and badges, I made up for with my love of their namesake cookies. Over the years I've experimented with all the different varieties, but always come back to my favorite: Thin Mints. They're the perfect balance between aromatic mint and dark chocolate and somehow even more incredible when kept in the freezer. I treated myself to a homemade cookie last week at a fancy bakery in Brentwood, and was disappointed by the overwhelming spearmint flavor that I decided to make my own. I followed this recipe and am so relieved that I can now make (and freeze) them whenever I want.
Each time we visit my parents up north, we head into the city so we can stop at the Ferry Building on our way out of town. We sip on Blue Bottle coffee and meander around all of the special stores, where we always finish with a trip to Miette, a cheerful bakery with charming ...read more