...a mystery to me. Depends on what I'm looking for, really, doesn't it? I can name a favorite cookie (Keebler's grasshoppers, girl scout thin mints), but these days, the standard of perfection lies in a different direction. I'm looking for that cookie that is delicious, but not irresistible. One that I turn to when I need a sweet treat, but not one that I'd desire immediately when my eyes fell upon its box. One that's there for me, but won't weigh me down, hold me back...wait, what was I talking about again? Oh yeah, cookies!
I'll tell you one that does not do the trick, the Kroger (upper midwest grocery chain) brand peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. They're a bit too delicious, to where I find myself grabbing a couple every few hours. It's a good thing when the store brand is a buck cheaper and better than what I remember the chips ahoy pb/cc tasting like. It's not a good thing when they won't last very long.
On the opposite end, it's can't be too bland, or too blase. Graham crackers just won't cut it, not without some accoutrements. And when you add chocolate and marshmallows to the mix, you've kind of defeated the purpose. There are other cookies that wouldn't cause me to reach for the box every time I pass by, like pecan sandies, but, seriously, does anyone actually like those things? This sort of thing ain't my bag, baby. (Cue chorus of sandie defenders in 3...2...1...)
So what is that perfect cookie, delicious enough to satisfy the occasional desire, and stolid enough to withstand cursory attention?
Wouldn't mind hearing nominations, or what you consider your own favorite cookie.
Tonight's music is Rush, the Hold Your Fire album, but I'm compelled to share this video instead...a PMV done of their classic, 2112. And if you're not familiar with PMV, as I just found out from google a half hour ago, it's like anime, but done entirely with cartoon pony stuff...so, this vid is Rush, set to My Little Pony video...and it's bizarrely fantastic...
It's the whole song, 20+ minutes, so if limited for time or not a Rush fan (blasphemy!), just check out the Temples of Syrinx part, from about 3:30-6:15.