Trader Joe’s All Butter Shortbread Cookies
As a young, slender lad, I almost qualified for the Olympics in Underwater Basket Weaving. My teammates called me a “phenom” in the sport. However, my unfortunate left thumb kept me from realizing my goals. Now, as I watched the London Olympics games 2012, it brought back memories of those days. To celebrate the fact that I don’t have to suppress my sweet tooth anymore, I indulged in these shortbread cookies as I watched the best human beings compete on the biggest stage in the world and perform feats of athletics that even great warriors like me could not do in my prime.
Apparently, EachEach tiny cookie contains 11% of your daily intake of saturated fat. Each cookie. Talk about indulgent. They are actually quite indulgent. TasteThey’re 11% of your daily saturated oil intake. They are, in other words, 11% of your daily saturated fat. Worth it…almost.
Sonia wanted them “softer”. I don’t know what she means. They are not difficult. They’re made out of shortbread and have the consistency like shortbread. Buttery shortbread. Because we love raspberry and apricot fruits, we wanted them to be more fruity. These cookies are delicious, even if you don’t like raspberry or apricot. You can taste the fruit but not the flavor. Each cookie has a slightly gelatinous center, but you can still taste the fruit flavors. Butter is added to each cookie and the sweetness of the cookies takes over.
These guys are great for parties or other occasions, but if I had them in my kitchen on a regular basis, 300 pounds would be mine. It’s not something I would want to spend my fat and calories on with such a bland flavor. These cookies would have benefitted greatly from a big increase in fruit consumption. They get a 3. Sonia gives them the 3.5.
Bottom line: 6.5 stars out of 10.