As promised, I'm reviewing each Liz Lovely cookie from my awesome sampler package in individual posts. My first cookie was the Peanut Butter Classic:
I've always loved old-fashioned peanut butter cookies (you know, the kind with the criss-crossed fork lines), and I've been going through a bit of a nut butter phase lately. I keep at least three different kinds of nut butter or flavored peanut butter (can anyone say Dark Chocolate Dreams?) in the pantry at all times. So naturally, I was drawn to this cookie first.
As you can see by the picture, this ain't your typical-lookin' peanut butter cookie. There's a solid layer of dark chocolate on the bottom and gorgeous chocolate drizzle across the top. Peanut butter is delicious on it's own, but if there's one thing that can make it even better, it's chocolate (again, with the Dark Chocolate Dreams).
At first bite, the cookie reminded me of the giant ones I used to buy at the Cookie Factory in the mall as a kid. Somewhat chewy, but not overly so. The kind of chewy that melts in your mouth the moment it hits the tongue. The already mild peanut butter taste is masked a little by the chocolate, but not so much that it overpowers. It's the perfect balance of light and dark, soft and firm. Yum!
Unfortunately, I had to restrain myself from eating more than a half of a cookie at a time (there are two giant cookies in the package). That's because one whole cookie is a whopping 24 grams of fat. And while the ingredients are Skinny Bitch-approved (evaporated cane juice, wheat flour, molasses), my inner former fat girl (yes, I used to be chubby) won't let me go all the way with these. But that's fine. That just means more for later!
By the way, these are cookies with a conscience. Ingredients are fair trade certified and USDA Organic! Yea!
Note: In case you haven't been keeping up, I won an free box of Liz Lovely vegan cookies from a blog contest hosted by Miss Jess from The Domestic Vegan. The box featured five flavors.