Cookie Showdown at downtown LA’s art walk

The second Thursday of every month is the Downtown LA Art Walk. The historic buildings up their doors so artists can display their works and food trucks from around the county converge so people have something to eat while getting some culture in their brains. TIP: If you’ve been dying to try the gourmet food trucks in LA, Downtown LA Art Walk is THE one-stop shop for your stomach. Lines are much shorter than those food truck festivals that have been happening around town.

This past Thursday I was pleasantly surprised when my friend and I stumbled upon the Cookie Showdown 2010. For $5, I was able to taste cookies from 7 different Los Angeles bakeries, get free milk, and an additional ticket to get a free cookie at the end of the night. Oh yes, there was art and vintage pop up shops in the space too but the cookies were the main attraction for me.

My favorite cookie of the night was from Platine Cookies in Culver City. They were sampling their house speciality cookie – vanilla platino. It’s like a fancy oreo!

There are several flavor combinations but the vanilla one was made of two soft buttery dome cookies that sandwiched a subtle sweet cream. The best part is after your first bite of the sweet cookie and the cream, there’s a slight salty aftertaste which makes your tastebuds yearn for more. Hands down, this was my favorite of the night… however, they didn’t win the cookie-off. But my second favorite of the night did win!

The winner of the night was B Sweet located on Robertson in LA. The cookies were small but had the right amount of sweetness that wasn’t too overpowering.They served up their red devil cookie sandwich and angel chocolate chip cookie. I’m wondering if they won over their patrons because they went over and beyond by giving away two cookies.

The red devil cookie sandwich was basically a red velvet cookie sandwich that was partially dipped in chocolate with a whipped cream in between. And the angel chocolate chip cookie were chocolate chip and white chocolate chip cookie with chocolate syrup drizzled on top. I think if the cookies were bigger than this, it would have been far too sweet but because they were mini – it was just right.

Cookies and art… a great Thursday evening in Los Angeles. I wonder if next time someone will host a macaron tasting!?!

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