I had been to Valerie Confections a couple of times, but for some reason, I had never noticed their cookies! The selection is small (sugar or the durango cookie), so that will be my excuse for missing them.
The sugar cookie looked very plain, so for $2.00, I tried the Durango Cookie. This was basically a cookie with pieces of their durango bark (milk chocolate with roasted almonds, cocoa nibs, and hickory smoked salt) mixed in. Delicious! I was sad I only got one. The cookie itself was thin and chewy with LOTS of finely chopped bark mixed in. Sometimes cookies that are this thin are overly buttery or greasy, but this was not the case here. A great find!
Valerie Confections is located at 3360 West First Street in Los Angeles. You may also order treats from their website (www.valerieconfections.com). Their toffee is amazing, too!