Peanut Butter Cookie
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie
Cookies and Cream Cookie
Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookie
Approaching a decade serving The Mission, and popular to the point of a Berkeley expansion with both stores still selling out of specials early, it was around 1:00pm on Saturday that guests visited Anthony’s Cookies, a chalkboard with check-marks offering visual representation of what was and wasn’t available.
Housed in a narrow space at 1417 Valencia Street, modest confines owned by Anthony Lucas at the time only decorated by an impolite clerk and cooling racks, it was from nine Cookies sold at $2 each that choices were made, each the size of what one might bake at home and most fairly basic in terms of ingredients.
Open from 11:00am until 8:00pm daily save for Sunday, then closing at six with any leftovers donated to local non-profits, it was after paying that four room-temperature rounds were tasted, “Classic” Chocolate Chip far less studded than the likes of b.patisserie or Craftsman and Wolves while Peanut Butter was crisp around the rim but dry and fragile at the center.
Improving henceforth, Oreos blended into the Batter of Cookies and Cream not exactly “artisan” but nonetheless imparting moisture where others had lacked, it was with everything Oatmeal-based gone that Walnut won-out over the rest, large chunks adding contrast in terms of taste and texture but still not justifying cost or hype in a city where dozens of better Bakeries exist.