Some days, you just want a cookie. But maybe you feel like some ice cream, too.
Nabisco put both cravings together in one snack: Chips Ahoy! Ice Cream Creations.
In bright blue packaging, these new additions to the familiar brand play off the idea of crumbled-cookie ice cream flavors (such as cookie dough ice cream or brownie fudge crunch) by putting ice cream-themed flavors into cookies.
The combinations are variations on basic Chips Ahoy! cookies but with pleasing results. The difference is in the chips.
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The soft Root Beer Float cookies use creamy vanilla and root beer-flavored chips. When you open the resealable package, the cookies smell like root beer (a pleasant surprise) and they taste like root beer laced with vanilla (a float!) — only chewy.
Mint Chocolate Chip and Mocha Chunk both feature real chocolate chips mixed with flavored chunks. The former uses dark cocoa-laced dough and mint chunks that offer scent as well as strong flavor; with the chocolate chips, the result tasted like a soft thin mint cookie. The Mocha Chunk mixed coffee-laced chunks with semi-sweet chocolate in a chewy buttery dough; perfect with coffee.
Dulce de Leche (our favorite and the only crunchy cookie in this mix) features caramel chunks and creamy vanilla chips in a snappy butter cookie.
Suggested retail price is $3.79 for a 9.5-ounce package. Look for them in supermarkets and food stores.
For more on these cookies and recipe ideas, click on http://www.snackworks.com/.