I recently made a trip to the Platine Bakery in Culver City. All of their offerings were rather petite. Each cookie was roughly two inches across. I tried three of the artisan cookies and two fancy cookies.
The chocolate chip artisan cookie was essentially a crispy Toll-House cookie. Nothing special. Same goes for the chocolate gingersnap and signature cookie. The chocolate gingersnap tasted like a soft, chewy gingersnap and lacked any chocolate taste. The signature cookie tastes like an oatmeal raisin cookie even though other ingredients (chocolate chips, nuts, currants) are mixed in. At $1 each, these cookies were over-priced.
The fancy "Platino" cookies I sampled were much better. The "Platino" is Platine Bakery's version of an Oreo. The chocolate Platino tasted exactly like a soft Oreo and was my favorite of all of the cookies I tried. More filling would have been appreciated, though. The other "Platino" was made with sugar cookies. The sugar cookies were soft and perfectly sugared. These cookies will set you back $2 each.
Even though it wasn't a cookie, I did try the hoho. It was unbelievably delicious. I would return for those, but I will skip the cookies.
Platine Bakery (www.platinecookies.com) is located at 10850 Washington Blvd in Culver City.