Wednesday, June 5, 2013

On the Radar -- How the Cookie Crumbles...

I have a confession to make. 

I'm an addict. 

The other Blackbird knows how my addictions work -- they can last from 2 days to 2 months to 2 years.  She has seen my obsessions come and go through our years together, and she has learned to deal with it.  She even encourages them sometimes.  Like my newest addiction.

This is the oatmeal sandwich cookie from The Table Farmhouse Bakery here in Asheboro.  (Sorry the photo's kind of blurry -- it was snapped with my phone a split second before I attacked it.)  We both love this new restaurant; it's amazing.  When I saw this while waiting in line last week, I had to get one.  Big mistake.  By this past Saturday I was jonesing pretty bad for one.  Good thing my dearest Blackbird buddy decided to pick one up for me on her way home from work. It was soooo good. 

And yeah, I had another one yesterday. 

OK, so I know you're probably thinking, "Um, isn't On the Radar about trends?"  And yes, you're right, it is.  I promise, I'm getting to my point.

A few years ago, the craze was cake decorating.  And like all of the other people in the world, I jumped onto the wagon.  I did some fair to good cakes before I moved on to what I really fell in love with -- cupcakes.  (And yes, so did everyone else.  See the point I'm getting to?)  But instead of making them all cute and junk, I really got into mixing flavors and playing with the icing -- my famous flavors are my cranberry-ginger ale cupcakes with lime cream cheese frosting and my "crack" cupcakes (aka peanut butter buttercream on chocolate fudge cake).

But I've been bored with cupcakes for the past few months.  I need something new!  And I found it -- in a cookie sandwich. 

Drum roll, please.  Those of you who know me, try to control yourself.  But I think cookie sandwiches are the new cupcakes.

Let that sink in while you look at these:

These are from The Cookie Sandwich Co., here.
Millie's Caramels has these Hazelnut Nutella cookies, here.
Peanut Butter Marshmallow cookies from Baker's Royale, recipe here.

So, get yourself a cookie sandwich.  Or make one.  That's what I did today.

By the way, did I mention that I had a chocolate chunk, pecan and dried cherry cookie from The Table, too?  I might need another one of those pretty soon...

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