The Cookie That Eats Like A Chip
Cookie Chips bills itself as the cookie that eats like a chip.
Indeed, the round, wafer-slim cookies are as crisp and thin as potato chips. They’re as addictive, too.
Founder and Pastry Chef Joanne Adirim got the idea for them after her kids inhaled some just-baked cookies like a bag of potato chips.
The Gardena, CA company, HannahMax is named for her two children. It makes five flavors: Original, Cinnamon Sugar, Chocolate Chip, Sea Salted Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip.
I had a chance to sample some recently. They may be tiny, but they are very sweet. If you like your cookies soft or chewy, these aren’t for you, as they are decidedly crisp. The Cinnamon Sugar ones taste almost like buttery cinnamon cereal. The Dark Chocolate Chip has a deep cocoa flavor. They would be great ground up for a tart crust. The Peanut Butter has a nice touch of sea salt to balance out the sweetness, probably making it my favorite variety.
The cookies come in a resealable bag. But just as with potato chips, you’ll have to put up with quite a few broken cookies in the batch. It’s a casualty of them being so thin and crisp.
The cookies are made with all natural ingredients, including real butter, cane sugar and vanilla extract.
One serving — five cookies — has 120 to 130 calories, depending upon the variety. But one easily satisfies. So, if you’re jonesing for a cookie but watching your weight, just one Cookie Chip would sate that craving without putting much of a dent in the calorie count.
Winner of Last Week’s Food Gal Contest
Linda Wang, who wrote: “Nothing makes me want to celebrate more than cake! I still vividly recall the birthday cake that my parents ordered for me every year when I was growing up in Southern California. I remember the pretty pink frosting flowers, delicate green frosting leaves and sweet white buttercream that decorated the white layer cake. Blowing out the candles, waiting for my parents to cut a slice, then devouring my piece of that yummy cake is among my favorite childhood memories. I donâ€™t remember the birthday gifts anymore. But I still remember the cake. To this day, I still love cake. Iâ€™m always the one to get a cake for my co-workers when they have a birthday. For my sonâ€™s 1st birthday, I made him a birthday cake shaped like the number 1. From birthdays to anniversaries to weddings, cake says to me itâ€™s time to have a party and celebrate!”