Meet Mikado, San Francisco's Most Gigantic Wafer Cookie

The Mikado wafer is the most bizarre-looking cookie at Cinderella Russian Bakery & Cafe, a Richmond District staple since 1953. It stands out from the fruit hamantaschen, powdered sugar-dusted honey cookies, and dry butter cookies in size and structure, and it's the best way to get a chocolate fix here without diving into cake territory.

Since the photo doesn't provide much idea of scale, do note that, while we don't have particularly large hands, the Mikado is slightly bigger than one of our mitts.

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