Journey to the Center of the Cookie
March 19, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Descend, Bold Traveler...
There are two competing stories about the origins of the venerable chocolate chip cookie, both dating back to about 1930. One gives credit to the owner of a Massachusetts restaurant. The other, closely related, recognizes a chef at that same restaurant, rather than its owner.
One thing is fairly certain: it’s unlikely that either of these cookie bakers ever envisioned their cookies looking anything like Trader Joe’s Journey to the Center of the Cookie. Further described on the box as “Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust with Molten Chocolate Magma,” these are chocolate chip cookies taken up a notch. Or five! What at first looks like a deep dish chocolate chip cookie – which would be enticing enough on its own – soon reveals its true self. A well in the center of the crust is filled with rich chocolate crème. You could, of course, thaw these and eat them just like that. They’d be good. They achieve greatness, though, when they’re warm. That chocolate crème melts, becoming the promised “Molten Chocolate Magma.” Cut a slice or just take a bite. You’ll see, er, taste. They come in a seven ounce box of two for $2.99. You’ll find them in our freezers.
Culinary Curiosity: The Chocolate Chip Cookie is the official state cookie of the state of Massachusetts. We’d like to propose Journey to the Center of the Cookie as the official state cookie of the other 49 states.