Seattle Kitchen's favorite trashy cookieson October 5, 2012 @ 11:04 am (Updated: 7:19 am - 10/10/12 )
Your idea of a trashy cookie might differ a little bit from Tom Douglas' but it's probably closer in line than what Thierry Rautureau believes to be the cheap, guilty pleasure.
Tom says since his daughter has been home from college, he's had those frosted, sprinkled Circus Animal cookies, Katie O's favorite, in his house.
"I almost got sick on them the other night. I was drinking them with red wine," says Tom.
So what is Tom's definition of trashy? A trashy cookie is something you'd never really order, but it's a guilty pleasure. It's usually not very good for you. He likens it to fried shrimp.
"That is trashy good" is something you'd say afterward.
Thierry's favorite trashy cookie, the LU, is not really trashy in Tom and Katie's mind, because it's French. And by nature, French foods are not trashy. Plus, they also have a dark chocolate flavor.
But the Chef in the Hat defends it as the trashy cookie of France, like Nabisco.
Speaking of Nabisco, Katie O recommends dipping double stuffed Oreos in your black coffee on a weekend morning.
"Ah, the mint filling," sighs Tom.
Thierry tries again with his number two choice, a thin biscuit-like cookie. But he is quickly shut down because the main ingredient is Meyer lemon.
"It's the hottest, hippest ingredient in a restaurant," says Tom. "What is wrong with you?"
Thierry admits he just prefers his wife's chocolate cookies and wrinkles his nose at Nutter Butters, but clearly he doesn't quite understand the assignment.
"You have no sense," says Tom. "A trashy cookie is a Girl Scouts Samoa."
Mother's Cookies Taffy also made the list for Tom.
There are some cookies, probably the Safeway brand sandwich cookies, that didn't even cut it. Tom says Famous Amos and regular Chips Ahoy aren't at all good because they're dry and powdery.
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