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Chips Ahoy! This cookie tastes like a root beer float

02/26/2014 11:37 AM

02/26/2014 11:38 AM

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.

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/.

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