After yesterday's wine tasting at The Wine Source, I stumbled (kidding) my way back to my car (damn meters...). Just as I was about to get in, I noticed a delicious smell. It was coming from Puffs and Pastries. I haven't had an occasion to go in, so I did. Very small former rowhouse with a couple of tables and chairs on the porch, converted into a little bakery. They were almost ready to close, but still had some good looking food. There was a large plate of massive, still-warm chocolate chip cookies. Since this was Hampden, I was expecting them to go for about six or seven bucks a pop. I'm talkin' cookies that are larger than DVD's here - about the size of one of those old 45's I used to buy in the late 80's (oh boy, now I'm dating myself). I was shocked to see the ridiculously reasonable price of $1.75! The merchant happily informedme, in no uncertain terms, that they only use butter - no shortening. And it tastes like it. What a wonderful cookie! And of course it ruined my dinner, but I brought some to my sister's house for her to taste. I was going that way anyway. I don't remember Cathy's reaction. She seemed to like it. I sure as hell did! Now how have I missed this place all this time?