I Paid: $3.59 for 1 pound of dough (prices may vary by region)
Taste: 1 stars
Marketing: 3 stars
It’s hard not to get physically angry at these cookies. True, the wretched little refrigerated circles save you the 15-minute effort of making your own dough—and offer the novel experience of a ready-made filling inside your cookies—something that, as far as I can tell, is relatively new ground being broken. But are those advantages worth the complete lack of pleasure the product ultimately provides? When I gave one of these cakey cookies to my wife, she was initially excited. After she bit into the cookie, she made a sad face. “Tastes like cardboard,” she said, thrusting the mostly uneaten cookie back at me. Later, she decided that they reminded her of Soft Batch Chips Ahoy.
Expectations should be kept in check when you buy premade, industrially produced dough. But no matter how low those expectations are, these cookies will do the impossible and limbo right under them.