Best Cookie - 2004
Morena at Emporio Rulli Gran Caffe - CLOSED
It's a simple thing, really, but a perfect one: a preserved amarena cherry, imported from Italy, wrapped in a ball of house-made marzipan, the resulting sweetmeat rolled in sliced almonds and powdered sugar. Quite a luscious bite (perfumed, heady, but not cloying). This is our clear favorite among the excellent cookies available here (more than two dozen varieties), all priced at $19.95 a pound (which works out, at 40 to 45 cookies per pound, to about 60 cents a cookie. But why stop at one? We never do).