the ongoing saga of the pink cookie

Some of you may be aware of my obsession with the pink cookie. The ultimate pink cookie, the one that serves as the prototype, is the pink cookie from the Rocket Bakery in Spokane, Washington. Some similarly obsessed friends have searched high and low for a recipe for the pink cookie. I even wrote to Bon Appetit magazine, asking if they could get the recipe. Heck, I even wrote to the Rocket Bakery! No luck.

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I had heard rumors that Uncle Seth’s pink cookies from Seattle were pretty tasty. I always keep my eyes open for pink cookies, but Uncle Seth’s proved to be elusive here in Portland. Imagine my surprise, then, when I found a whole stinkin’ box of these at Costco! It didn’t take long before it jumped onto my flatbed cart. My assessment? Uncle Seth’s cookies aren’t quite as delicious as the Rocket Bakery’s, but they are still pretty tasty for a shelf-stable pink cookie.

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13 Responses to the ongoing saga of the pink cookie

  1. Heather says:

    The thing about the pink cookie is that it’s like Proust’s madeleine–you will search your whole life trying to refind and recreate the joy of the first pink cookie (in this case the Rocket Bakery one), but by definition this will never be possible…I feel the same way about peppermint stick ice cream, incidentally.

  2. sara says:

    I’ve had that cookie before and I really liked it. But I haven’t had a Rocket Bakery cookie so I guess I can’t make that comparison.

  3. Stephanie says:

    I have never had Rocket Bakery cookies but *love* the Uncle Seth’s. It’s all about the himt of cardamom I think. Oh yum. And I truely thing that it’s evil that they sell them in bulk like that don’t you? I don’t need that many of ’em in my house at one time!!! I’ll eat them!!!

  4. Pieces says:

    Just seeing the title of your post makes me drool. I haven’t had the Rocket Bakery cookie but Uncle Seth’s…num. I have to squeeze my eyes shut everytime I walk past them in Costco.

  5. Kay says:

    My life is so very deprived, my horizons so limited, that I was more than happy–thrilled really– with the Pink Cookies of Portland. Not a thing wrong with those cookies. Teeth-achingly sweet. Pretty as a picture.
    I hope this does not cost me your respect. xo Kay

  6. melissa says:

    i love uncle seth’s pink cookie! i’m intrigued by the rocket bakery one now…maybe another reason for me to head out to spokane sometime soon.

  7. Daphne says:

    It was looking like I’d never go to Spokane again for a bit there and never have Spokandy mints ever again or Rocket cookies ever, but then someone brought the mints to work and I managed to obtain one; and my dad is maybe not moving away so there’s more chance of me visiting (but will I remember to get the cookies???). I’ve always liked these Uncle Seth’s cookies but avoid them most times because they contributed to the precipitous early weight gain in my early 20’s when I worked in food service and had easy access to these delicious, calorie-laden beasties. So. Anyway. Still need to remember to get to Spokane for the Rocket’s cookies…

  8. laurie says:

    those look yummy! i am pretty lucky and live in spokane about 7 blocks from rocket bakery. it has been atleast a couple of months since i have had a pink cookie. definately on my to-do list now 🙂

  9. Uncle Seth’s were wonderful when I first came across them in the late 1980s in Seattle, and in fact, they were so good and so addictive, that there was a bit of an urban legend that there was a secret ingredient in them that made them so addictive. I noticed the quality wasn’t the same when I last tried them about 10 years ago, so it doesn’t surprise me that they just don’t measure-up to your Spokane cookies.

  10. alison says:

    And so the quest continues…

  11. Karla says:

    I have lived in Spokane for 10 months and live not far from a Rocket Bakery. I have had 2 or 3 pink cookies in that time. I think I will go get one this weekend. Ah, the power of the internet!

  12. amy k. says:

    I agree-
    I thought they were very good, but not *quite* as good as the rocket bakery ones (thanks BTW for the taste test!!). . .delia liked them sadie didn’t-but she LOVES the pink cookies at Nordstrom-who makes those?

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