I love cookies. If I had to live the rest of my life without knowing again the pleasure of certain foods, I could eschew my beloved macaroni and cheese, that gravy-soaked Thanksgiving feast with extra stuffing, and even my nightly glass of Virginia Viognier. Just don't take away my cookies, those round, sweet pucks that crumble in my hands and melt in my mouth.
I love them all: chocolate sandwich cookies snug against white discs of thick sugar paste, butterscotch chip oatmeal delights, crisp mint wafers pimped by elementary age girls in green. Oh, yes, and snickerdoodles...so soft and buttery, like cinnamon-flavored bites of heaven. I don't get to enjoy snickerdoodles much because I haven't found a packaged version that suits me. So when I heard of a small company called Woobie's Cookies, which offers a unique twist on the doodle, I knew I had to give them a try. The name alone intrigued me enough to explore the company's website.
Right away I confirmed that "Woobie" is not an unfortunate nickname bestowed on the company's owner back in high school. If it's a creature in a Stephanie Meyer novel, I'll choose to remain blissfully unaware of it. Here, the name "Woobie" represents a childhood treasure, that one object never released from tiny clutches - often it's a blanket or a stuffed toy, and I gather here the Woobie is designed to remind one of a favorite childhood treat. Currently there are four varieties of "Woobiedoodles," all of which resemble thick, miniature pucks of cookie goodness. Thorough cookie tester that I am, I ordered the small assortment and received some of each - the cookies come wrapped two per package and, as noted on the website, are made entirely of organic ingredients. Even the wrapping is recyclable.