(… or How to Properly Eat a Cookie)
Yes, there are proper ways to eat a cookie. Just biting into one, chewing and swallowing – maybe washing it down with milk, coffee or whatever your choice of beverage may be – is not the right way.
And the correct method differs for different cookies.
Gingerbread Men: Eat the head first then nibble off the arms and legs. And everyone knows about that certain cookie where you eat the middle first and save the chocolate cookie outside for last. Then there’s always the “dunk, no dunk” question.
The point is – it’s an experience. A cookie is not nutrition; it is fun and excitement and joy. It’s an affirmation of life and reward.
Farthest Star Cookies are also an experience and should be enjoyed the proper way.
(Warning: the following procedure may require a great deal of restraint on your part!)
First, set your phone aside and turn off the television. If you’d like, microwave your Farthest Star Cookie for 10-15 seconds in your microwave for that just baked temperature. Settle into your favorite chair with your favorite beverage (we prefer a coffee or espresso) and the Farthest Star Cookie. Relax. Take a deep breath. Sip your beverage.
Now, for the cookie. Maybe you chose an Irish Cream Chocolate Chip or a Peanut Butter Crème de Banana or perhaps one of our sugar free cookies. If you prefer a smaller cookie, maybe you chose one of our Mini Shots. Regardless of the cookie you’ve chosen, you’re ready to begin the experience.
Look at the cookie. Notice its color; the browning from baking; the shape. A Farthest Star Cookie is a work of art meant to visual appeal before you even take it out of its packaging (that’s why we have windowed bags!).
Break the cookie in half. Look at the inside; its texture; the airiness of it. This is a cookie that is almost a cake. The color is natural and fresh.
Close your eyes and inhale the aroma. Immediately you’ll smell the dominant ingredient and a slight hit of a secondary one depending on the Farthest Star Cookie you’ve chosen. What picture comes to your mind? Does the Irish Cream Chocolate Chip remind you of Mom’s cookies or the Irish Cream coffees from your last ski trip? Does the Peanut Butter Crème de Banana remind you of a favorite childhood treat or Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich? Take a moment to let your imagination wander.
Take your first bite. Savor the texture on your tongue. Slowly chew and let the flavor overwhelm your senses. Let the first flavor blossom in your mouth. When you swallow, take a moment before the next bite to “listen” for the aftertaste. Discover how the peach or banana or peppermint lingers on your tongue.
Farthest Star Cookies are cookies to be savored and experienced. This is a rich and luxurious cookie made for unique and special people. People like you! Made for you because you deserve a moment to recognize how unique and wonderful you are and to celebrate that moment with a cookie worthy of you.
Now for the next cookie … by now, you might just want to gobble it down. Go ahead! Farthest Star Cookies has made this cookie just for you. Indulge!