Ok, I have to admit something to you all. I have a bit of a closet sweet tooth. Don’t tell Becky because she thinks I’m super restrained at not eating sweets, but sometimes I break down and will snarf a handful of cookies when she’s not looking! I almost ate a whole tray of these cookies after sampling one! Darn Trader Joe’s and those Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cookies!
In my store, the Trader Joe’s Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough packs are tucked out of the way back by the eggs in the way back of the store and I don’t know why, they should be over there with all the other refrigerated foods so more people will buy them. I guess it’s not the same for every store, when I go to the swanky new Redmond store (boy it’s nice to be able to move around the store without banging into people all the time!), they are easy to see but at my Kirkland, WA (Kirkland? Ring a bell for you Costco shoppers? Guess who’s headquarters is here in the Seattle area?) these are way out of the way and I missed them for a really long time until a couple of weeks ago I had to buy some extra eggs for Easter and looked over and saw these gems sitting on the shelf.
I told myself the kids need some cookies! Yeah, right! The last thing my kids need is more sugary cookies! But for the sake of the blog (another crutch) I just had to get them and try them out. Basically what you have here are 16 little unbaked cookie balls. What you do is heat up the oven, put these on a baking sheet, bake for the prescribed amount of time, and then Bam! you have 16 of the most delicious cookies you’ve ever made.
I broke down and confessed to my wife that I had made these and she took one bite and said she’d never make homemade chocolate chip cookies again. Why bother when these are so simple and soooo good! They say in the directions that you can bake them for a shorter time to get softer, chewier cookies or longer for crisper, crunchier cookies. I opted for the chewy version and I was well rewarded!
These cookies just melt in your mouth! Then when you bite into them, there are these huge chunks of chocolate in them. They are chunks, not chips like you buy at the store. It’s like someone broke off pieces of a chocolate bar and mixed them in there. But I have to back up a bit, you can see that the cookies are already a dark color, that’s because the batter is chocolate flavored to begin with. So, you have chocolate-flavored dough with these huge chunks of chocolate swimming in the cookies. Of course, the kids when nuts for them. I thought these cookies would last at least a couple of days, but no way, they were gone that night. The whole family pigged out on them!
You know I am no slouch in the kitchen. I can pretty much make anything if I put my mind to it, but here is one of these products you didn’t know existed and now you can wow your friends with these cookies and take claim for making them! These are almost too easy to make and I’m afraid that if I buy more we will snarf them down in a second again!
I am going to have to give these Trader Joe’s Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cookies 9 solid Bells!