When most people think of City Bakery, blue and white cups filled with hot chocolate, enormous wedges of caramelized french toast, and chocolate chip cookies are what usually come to mind. But I'm not most people. The peanut butter cookies are what I've come to love far more than any of the other typical favorites. The smallest of all City Bakery cookies, the peanut butter numbers are not large flat disks easily piled upon one another. Instead you'll encounter scoops, no more than an inch and a half high and two inches in diameter—a dainty baked ice cream scoop. But oh goodness, one taste and it'll be hard to return for any other cookie. It's far too easy to love the butter-rich, crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth texture; so generous, easy, and giving on the tongue. Like the melting moments of Mexican wedding cookies, powdered sugar must be a key contributor to this wonder. Playing on the lines of sweet with salty touches, why have one when you can have two? Lucky for us they're sold in pairs, and at $1.50 they're one of the cheapest items at the Bakery.
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