Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: Au Bon Pain cookies

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Food find: Au Bon Pain cookies

It turns out my Internet issues are a result of Comcast, not my computer. At least I have that going for me.

So it's the end of November, but there is no snow to be seen anywhere. In this age of global warming, it's not even cold outside. Yesterday it was in the 60s, I think. So how is one to know that it's Christmastime?

Two things: The Macy's at Metro Center has revealed its holiday windows and there are holiday cookies at Au Bon Pain. Now don't get too excited over the holiday windows. This year, there's about eight windows that describe Santa's journey across the world on Christmas Eve. It's a little creepy/psychedelic because Santa is dressed in this slightly disturbing pink glitter outfit and travels through outer space to deliver toys. There's also this one window with a rotating snowflake that's going way, way too fast. It looks like they mounted a giant snowflake on a record player. There is an endearing window that talks about Santa traveling over DC that has a little model of the Capitol that's cute. I took a picture, but I don't know what I did with it.

But do get excited over the cookies. My ABP started baking these cookies about one week ago. So far, you get gingerbread men and a sprinkle-decorated tree. Here's the secret -- If you go in the hour before they close, the baked goods are half off. I go to the ABP at 700 13th St. NW and from 7 to 8 p.m., it's a tasty time to shop. That's when I got these little edible holiday mementos and they were tasty. Really, it's the only way I know we're heading towards Christmas at this point.


FH said...

Glad it's sorted out!:)
Cookie looks yum.

Dagny said...

The cookies look delicious. Wish we had them out here.

Jay said...

I think my favorite thing about the holidays is the Christmas cookies. LOL

Unknown said...

60s IS cold! At least to this southern belle!

Cookies are dangerous! They just keep jumping into my mouth!

Raks said...

I like ginger bread man...than the cookies...Hope you find snow b4 christmas !!

Marianne said...

My coworker loves Au Bon Pain cookies. She walks over there every afternoon to get the half off cookies. I'll have to check it out the next time I'm in there.

daphne said...

yay! u r back! i love those cookies!

bp said...

Ooh, I remember ABP... we have it in Singapore (where I'm from), but I haven't seen it here in St Louis tho'.

Glad your Internet issues worked out eventually.

Sherry said...

Christmas just makes me fat!! I love gingerbread in all it's forms...and I love sugar cookies with srpinkles and I love hermit cookies and I love rum balls and I especially love shortbread!!! Ack!!!! I have no control, what can I say?!?

I'm laughing at Santa in a pink glitter suit....what on earth is Macy's thinking?!?!