Episode 63: Packaged Cookies

The world’s best cookie would consist of a layer of marshmallow sandwiched between two Oreos, in the shape of a peanut, with fudge stripes painted on it, plus crunchy fig seeds. That’s a scientific determination, gleaned by snorkeling our way through five packages of cookies, which, oddly enough, did not include any Oreos. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

16 thoughts on “Episode 63: Packaged Cookies

  1. Diana

    What about those flat raisin and cake cookies-almost a cross between poptarts and fig newtons? I want an episode re: junk food classed up!

  2. AmberDragon

    I think that everyone will agree that fudge stripes are a one-dimensional cookie, but, like the beloved Oreo, the flavor is *vastly* improved by the application of cold milk. Just remember to dunk only to the stripe closest to the middle, otherwise you risk losing your cookie to the milky depths of your mug – that base layer of fudge is never as strong as you think it is.

  3. Sarah @ WCP

    You two always make my day. Seriously. The sky can be gray, and rain falling, and notice of a new podcast will make me run around the room like a three year old high on pixie sticks.

    Also, just heard Molly on NPR today talkin’ up lettuce!

    Cookies-sorry, I’ve got nothing. What to do if you don’t have a sweet tooth?

  4. Sally

    What about those animal cookies enrobed in white or pink frosting with sprinkles? Yum. A childhood favorite and i discovered i still love them. My brother in law brought them to a family holiday dinner. (his sister brought 10 (!) cheeses from trader joe’s, 2 kinds of crackers, marcona almonds, veuve cliquot, and an orchid—-true story).

    1. mamster Post author

      Ah, the Mother’s frosted animal cookies. I remember a couple of years ago they were in danger of disappearing because the original maker went bankrupt. (I may be misremembering part or all of this story.) But then someone stepped in and bought the product and kept making them. They’re not my favorite, but liked them when I was a kid and certainly understand why they’re a cult item.

  5. Shaun

    My favorite cookie seems to have been discontinued – I can’t find it anywhere. It was made by Mothers and was a square chocolate chip cookie. They were almost blindingly white, except for the chips. I can’t remember what they were called, but they may have had “angel” in the title. I loved those!

  6. Kristy

    This episode was fantastic. :) Since you mentioned you may do another, I had to pop by to say that you haven’t had a cookie until you’ve had a Tim Tam. Or, really, done a Tim Tam Slam.

    Tim Tams are rectangular chocolate and wafer cookies from Australia that are absolutely delicious. I’ve been able to find them in the states at some QFCs recently though. A TT Slam makes regular Tim Tams 100x better. To complete a Tim Tam Slam you should:

    1) Brew up & serve a cup of coffee (some people like to do this with tea instead)
    2) Take a small bite out of 2 diagonal corners of the cookie
    3) Place one corner of the cookie in your hot beverage of choice, and use the cookie as a straw to suck the beverage through one end of the cookie to the other
    4) Once the first drop of the hot beverage hits your lips on the other side of the cookie, immediately pull the cookie out of your cup and shove the entire thing into your mouth.

    It will be a gooey, chocolatey truffle-like goodness instead of a plain chocolate-covered wafer, and you will be stunned by how completely delicious it is.

    I really hope you are able to try a Tim Tam Slam on air, because I think that might be the most hilarious episode yet!

  7. Wendy

    Back when I was a vegan, I was horrified to find that I could safely eat Soft Batch. That just does not seem right.

  8. Samantha

    Hey folks, just wanted to mention if you have any of those chewy chips ahoy left, put them in the microwave for 15-25 seconds, and they magically become less gross! Try it, I was obsessed with that when I was a teenager.

  9. Jennifer

    Another great one! ” You’re darn tootin, I like fig newtons”….you guys must be too young. Or “Mort Meek here, 16 chips every chocolate cookie”. Why do I just remember the commercials?
    Mothers frosted animal cookies left your mouth with this weird waxy feeling–I loved them!
    Lorna Doone? Mint Milanos? Does anyone remember Pogens?

  10. Catt

    Go Tunnock’s! I live within 10 miles of the factory. I’ve never visited, but I’m told they have a chocolate waterfall! For one small factory they manage to spread themselves surprisingly far.

    Scotland has universal healthcare too. It seems the relationship between healthcare systems and the quality of marshmallow-based snacks is not as linear as previously believed.

  11. Kurt

    Some of my earliest food memories are of eating soft batch cookies with my grandparents.

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