Cookies, Finally

September 11th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Party Time

A week or two ago, the PR folks at Newman’s Own Organic asked me if we’d be interested in trying out the newest additions to their Family Recipe Cookie line.

Newman's Own Organic New Ginger Snap and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

And given I’m not the kind of girl who typically says “no” to cookies made with organic ingredients and real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup – not to mention cookies from a company who’s products I’ll happily toss into the shopping cart anyway – it was easy to say,

Why sure! Of course we’d love to try your latest cookies!

So for about a week now, I’ve been holding onto those guys – waiting for the perfect cookie opportunity to present itself.

And as luck would have it, we were headed out on an end-of-summer adventure this weekend with family and friends. I packed up our cookies with the standard road trip fare to bring along and share.

But like lots of parties, there wasn’t exactly a shortage of treats –

Happy 5th Birthday Maxine

like birthday cake!

(for a little girl who is still four years old for four more days. let’s not rush things.)

Sing Happy Birthday

And there were campfires this weekend too.

Camp Fire

and of course campfires mean s’mores!

So those cookies remained tucked away, until the perfect cookie opportunity appeared at a rest stop on the side of the road today.

Scraping the Bottom of the Food Barrel

Among our remaining food stash for a pit stop lunch this afternoon: a couple hard boiled eggs, some grape tomatoes, the last of a Wegmans brand tub-o-hummus, a couple of carrots and red peppers,


and of course, a couple bags of Newman’s Own Organic Family Recipe Cookies that we forgot to share.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Ginger Snap.

Newman's Own Organic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Newman's Own Organic Ginger Snap

Cookie sampling is taken pretty seriously around here – like wine sampling for little ones.

Maxine Cookie Sampling More Cookie Sample

Take your time, I think you’re supposed to roll it around on your tongue.


Or perhaps just horde them when the other one isn’t looking.

Not Looking

Whatever their cookie sampling approach – 2 out of 2 kids agree: cookies on the side of the road can’t be beat. We all enjoyed these as a part of lunch on the way home from our weekend away.

Cookie Head

2 out of 2 parents agree: who needs cake, s’mores or cookies when you’ve got a couple of sweet kids around?

Newman's Own Organic Cookies

Me – I do. Gimme. And make it (ginger) snappy.

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