Sugar Rush: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies from Batter Bakery, San Francisco

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

I'll admit I'm a sucker for anything with sprinkles. They're so cheery, and I find the texture—particularly of nonpareils—to be addictively crunchy. Compound that with my twin loves (cookies and frosting) and it's no surprise that I beelined past quite a few good-looking scones and cupcakes to pick up these sandwich cookies at Batter Bakery.

The exterior cookies are soft, with a cocoa heavy, oreo-like flavor. Inside is a sweet chocolate icing that has a nice thick consistency and a chocolate flavor that almost exactly matches the flavor of the cookie. The sprinkles add that desired crunch which plays against the otherwise super soft cookie.

There is a time and a place for a fat whoopie pie, and that time is when you're craving a piece of cake. These sandwich cookies are a nice medium between a regular cookie and a whoopie pie: they're not too big and the cookie to frosting ratio is in perfect balance. They come in bags of three and you'll be hard pressed to eat just one.

Batter Bakery

2127 Polk Street San Francisco, CA 94109;(map); (415) 674-1069; www.batterbakery.com