Add: 93-C North Xiang Yang Road, Shanghai 襄阳北路93-C号 (and other locations)
Website: strictlycookies.com (delivery available)
Price: [cookies] RMB12-15
Visited: March 2016
Will return: Yes
Strictly Cookies offers some of the best American (read: sugary and fattening) cookies in Shanghai. Mostly delivery based, it has only two stores, which offer a long-standing buy-4-get-1-free promotion. Their cookies can also be found at many cafes around Shanghai.
After a lovely brunch at Le Saleya, I strolled around the corner for a bag of these goodies (45 with promotion).
My absolute favorite was The Unifier, a.k.a. chocolate chip cookie meets brownie. Intensely chocolaty with a soft, melt-in-your-mouth brownie texture. Yum!
Another love was the Peanut Butter Bang. Soft and peanut-y, it packed some serious bang indeed.
More traditional was the Oatmeal Raisin the Roof, which was super moist and chewy and had a very pronounced cinnamon flavor.
The Strictly Chocolate Chip didn’t leave much of an impression. It was a very decent chocolate chip cookie, but it paled in comparison to the three cookies above.
I especially looked forward to the Red Velvet, which was a monthly special so popular that they promoted it to a regular flavor. The texture was indeed very cake-like, but the flavor was like a chocolate chip cookie with a funny-tasting red dough. I actually thought it was more chocolaty than the chocolate chip. It tasted nothing like a red velvet cake, but it was interesting enough that I’ll probably get it again.