Over Memorial Day weekend, I finally had a chance to try these delicious cookies! Every other time I have gone to Pacific Whey Cafe, it was later in the day, and very few (if any) cookies were left. That must mean they're good, right?!?! I decided to take advantage of the full case and tried six varieties.
Chocolate Chip Walnut- Classic and buttery, this cookie was filled with mini chocolate chips and similarly sized walnut pieces. Sometimes bakeries get too fancy, so I really appreciate them keeping it simple with this cookie.
Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip- This was my favorite of all! What could be better than a thick, dense cookie filled with crunchy walnuts, chewy oats, and gooey chocolate chips!
Oatmeal Cherry Toffee- I really enjoy toffee in cookies. Unfortunately this one didn't have much toffee flavor besides what was in the big toffee blob on one edge of the cookie. The rest of the cookie had a very nice flavor and chewy texture with raisin-sized cherry pieces that weren't too tart.
Snickerdoodle- The snickerdoodle was another classic interpretation- very soft with lots of cinnamon sugar.
Peanut Butter- Pacific Whey really knows how to do a peanut butter cookie well- no peanuts or peanut butter chips mixed in, just a soft (not gritty) texture and a peanut butter flavor that's not too overwhelming. When I have a peanut butter cookie, I want it to taste like a cookie, not a spoonful of peanut butter, and that's just what this cookie is.
Chocolate Brownie Walnut- This rich dark chocolate, brownie-like cookie was a close second to the oatmeal walnut chocolate cookie.
Cookies are $1.95 each and drop to half price after 6:00 p.m. Pacific Whey Cafe has two locations in Newport Beach and a cafe in South Coast Plaza. For more information, visit www.pacificwheycafe.com.