A week or two ago, I noticed the pharmacy in my neighborhood had a hand-lettered sign in the window announcing something to the effect of "Star Cookies on sale soon!" I quickly forgot about the notice after idly wondering what "Star Cookies" are. Perhaps that could be the brand name for those butter cookies in the blue tins. Do people really get that excited about those? I was wrong (those are Royal Dansk Danish Butter Cookies I was thinking of), but I didn't really think more about the coming "Star Cookies" at the time.
Then, today, on my way home from work I saw this announcement:
Either these are a local favorite or someone thought pretending they're highly anticipated locally would be a clever advertising angle. Worked on me.
I found a huge display of these boxes of star-shaped cookies in the store.
The nonpareils got to me, too. I can't resist those easily. I hustled home and unwrapped the box in the fading light.
According to the back of the box, these "Chocolaty Stars" are "graham crackers enrobed with all natural fudge." They are made by Stauffer Biscuit Company in York, PA and are apparently seasonal cookies (only out around the winter holidays).
Anyway, I ate four. And then two more. And then two more. They smell like chocolate-covered graham crackers. They taste like chocolate-covered graham crackers (with nonpareils on top). I like chocolate-covered graham crackers. It's a simple combination and simply terrific.
If these are a neighborhood favorite, I'm feeling more and more at home here.