The pros: Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Cartwheel Cookies are the newest cookies to hit Trader Joe's shelves.
The cons: If you like truly crispy cookies, then you might want to pass on these as these are crisp around the edges.
"Whatcha eating?" asked my husband from the bedroom.
"Peanut butter cookies. Do you want one?" I responded.
"No," he said.
"But they're good. They taste like they have Reese Pieces without the shell in the middle of them." I answered.
My husband took a cookie and like a little kid said, "Mmm...These are good." He's a bigger fan of salty/savory items and I have a profound sweet tooth. In other words, this made both of us happy.
Yes, a quick window into how tastings sometimes go in our household. We are on different time schedules so what was a 5 o'clock EST snack on my end is essentially his midnight snack before he goes to work this evening.
Now, to be fair, my husband does not always love Trader Joe's. It's pretty much the only place I do my grocery shopping. He asks me to mix it up once in a while.
So I keep shopping at Trader Joe's. I'm a great wife. And yes, I do all of the grocery shopping.
And since I do all of the grocery shopping for us, I pick up the stuff I really like. I like peanut butter. I like cookies. This obviously ended up in my cart. It almost was opened in the car on the ride home.
These are substantially different from Trader Joe's Cocoa Pinwheel Cookies. Yes, the names sound close, but the product is vastly different. And this is quite different form every other cookie I've tried on Trader Joe's shelves.
These are sort of soft cookies. These have a crisp edge but with the soft peanut butter in the center also eat like a soft cookie.
The cookies themselves are more buttery than peanut buttery. But when you look at them, you'll see what looks like a four leaf clover (ok, that's what I see).
They look at you as if Lady Luck has smiled upon you and will bestow a delicious sweetened peanut butter in the middle. For me, it reminded me of four dollops of Reese's Pieces filling (just the filling, no candy coating). There is no crunch coming from any of the peanut butter filling.
While the exterior does have a mild crunch indicating doneness, what you are left with are the most different peanut butter cookies I've had. They were light and airy with little pockets of deliciousness.
For $2.69 for 9 cookies, these aren't exactly cheap cookies, but they are a well made product. They don't taste mass market at all. If you enjoy peanut butter cookies, then this is something worthy of a try.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Cartwheel Cookies:
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
Out of the package you get cookies that might make you feel lucky:
And a closer look inside the cookie:
Would I buy this again? If calories did not count, then yes, I would have Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Cartwheel Cookies all the time. They were good and even my husband agreed.
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