Candy Cane Joe-Joe's:
They'll make you say,
Yep, these are quite possibly the most addictive cookies to ever come out of a box (or an oven, for that matter).
They're similar to an Oreo cookie, but have tiny bits of seductive candy cane mixed into their delicious vanilla (vegan!) cream middles. I like to eat them as-is, but CH prefers the old "twist, separate, and devour the middle-part first" method. Either way, you're looking at heaven. (See: exhibit "A" - the ethereal glow around the Joe-Joe's box, below.)
Before I go any further, I want to be clear about something: I don't even like candy canes, and I'm not a huge fan of cookies either - so these have to be pretty darn good to earn a positive review from me. (Don't get me wrong - I can fully appreciate a fantastic cookie, but I'm not the type of person who fantasizes about them all day...)
At first bite, these Joe-Joe's will probably have you thinking, "Hmm... Not bad, but I don't see what all the fuss is about." So, you'll casually try another one, just to be sure you're not missing anything. Then, before you know it, you'll be sitting on your couch, surrounded by chocolate crumbs, wondering where the hell the entire box of cookies went.
Seriously, their goodness is just that stealthy.
Plus, since they're only offered during the holidays, and sell out almost as quickly as they're stocked, Candy Cane Joe-Joe's have practically obtained cult-like status. That's why I didn't even mind when the TJ's checker looked at me like I was crazy as I piled my sixth box on the grocery belt. Trust me, once you've tried them, you'll understand the obsession.
Oh, and for those of you who aren't so lucky as to live near a Trader Joe's, (which is, of course, the only place you can get them - besides ebay, that is), I have a special treat for you!
Everyone who comments on this post before January 13 will be entered into a drawing to win a box of Candy Cane Joe-Joe's! My only request is that the winner publish a short post reviewing the cookies after he/she tries them; it'll be fun to see what you think...
Enjoy - and don't forget to comment - it could lead to FREE COOKIES!