Although Joe-Joe’s aren’t America’s best-selling cookie, they’re certainly the most popular option at beloved grocery store chain, Trader Joe’s. People go crazy for Joe-Joe's. And I get it -- they’re delicious sandwich cookies that are a Trader Joe’s-ified version of Oreos, which as we all know are America’s real favorite cookie. They come in different flavors, with seasonal delights like pumpkin in the fall and candy cane during the holidays. Occasionally, they are enveloped in chocolate or fudge, making them an even more indulgent cookie. They’re everything you love about oreos but somehow falsely feel better-for-you because they’re coming from the celebrated chain (yes, “many people believe TJ’s = healthy and organic”).
What people don’t know is that the best cookie at Trader Joe’s isn’t the mango-infused Joe-Joe, sticky sweet with tropical flavoring. They aren’t the peanut butter filled Joe-Joe’s either. In fact, the best cookies at Trader Joe’s aren’t Joe-Joe’s at all. They’re dunkers -- more specifically, the Oatmeal Cranberry Dunkers with White Fudge Drizzle.
First of all, dunkers are ingenious in their shape. It’s all in the name: these cookies are intended for a dip in a cool bath of milk. Dunkers, well, dunk, so beautifully. They don’t crumble when submerged in a glass of milk or a warm cup of tea. They’re also long enough that your fingers remain dry throughout the duration of your cookie snacking -- a double win.
Secondly, the Oatmeal Cranberry Dunkers are really balanced in terms of flavor. They taste like a snowy day spent inside, accompanied by the comforting smell of cinnamon, vanilla, and winter baked treats. The white fudge drizzle isn’t overly sweet, but a welcomed addition in contrast to the tart cranberries. Plus, when dunked in something warm, the fudge becomes melty and creamy -- an enjoyable contrast of the crunchiness of the cookie.