Better Than The Gold Standard In Cookies

Chocolate gingersnaps -- Yum! (Photo courtesy of Platine)

Munch, munch, munch

Oh, sorry, I had my mouth full. Chomp, chomp…I can’t stop eating these cookies that arrived in the mail; that’s how good they are.

Platine, the French word for “platinum,” is tres magnifique. These handmade, mail-order cookies from Southern California are the creation of Jamie Cantor, who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America campuses in Hyde Park, NY and St. Helena, CA. She then went on to work for several years at the French Laundry in Yountville, before moving to Los Angeles to start her own bakery.

Decisions, decisions. It's hard to choose only one. (Photo courtesy of Platine)

You can taste the premium ingredients from the first bite. Every cookie is baked to order, so when they arrive on your doorsteps, they still taste very fresh. Choose from rich brownies to chewy cookies such as oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle, and my fave — chocolate gingersnap. In fact, pardon me, while I sneak another one…crunch, crunch

A stack of 18 assorted cookies is $25; a tin of two dozen cookies is $35. And if you happen to be in Southern California this fall, you can pick up fresh-baked cookies at the new Culver City retail bakery that Cantor hopes to open by October. 

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