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    We wish to create an archive of Arrowroot, a backlog of Bourbons and a catalogue of Chocolate Fingers. Anybody can contribute an entry - or dispute somebody else's - provided they are not dull.
    Even Americans who perhaps don't really have the heritage of biscuitry that we are fortunate to have here.

    Or maybe they do and we are unaware of the full glory of the cookie.

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    Mark Diacono of Otter Farm
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The Somoas Are Coming

24 days, 8 hours.

The anticipation grows in my household. Money is being set aside. Waiting for Santa is child’s play.  Waiting for the Girl Scouts to start their yearly cookie sale is for adults.

The Somoas are coming!!!!  That wonderful time of year when the most delicious of cookies makes it’s appearance. A crisp shortbread base topped with caramel mixed with toasted coconut & drizzled with chocolate.

Oh, yummm.  Crunchy buttery shortbread & gooey caramel with just the perfect touch of chocolate.  Mmm-mmm.

Upon seeing the first Girl Scout, cookies in hand, all generosity & goodwill left from Christmas-tide vanishes.

“I bought Somoas.”

“Did you get me any?”

“Yes, a box–I didn’t have enough to buy any more.”

“You ate half of my box.”

“Yeah, well, I was hungry. Some is better than none.”

I have tried buying extra boxes& freezing them in the interest of weight maintenance. They taste just as good frozen. Three boxes gone within a work-week.  This year I am throwing in the towel. I am just going to buy as many boxes as possible & enjoy my unhealthy consumerist enjoyment of sugar.

After all, it’s only once a year. 24 days, 8 hours, 15 minutes, 6 seconds (more or less) until Somoas are in the house!



3 Responses

  1. I’m a Thin Mints and milk kind of girl. Can’t open a sleeve of those or the box is gone.

  2. Straight shortbreads, old school are our favorites. We spent several years involved on the selling end of these with two daughters and I was a leader. We sort of got burned out on all of them for a while. 🙂

  3. Yum. Sounds like our Millionaire Shortbread with coconut added for good measure. Just my kind of biscuit 🙂

    Petoskystone – it’s a privilege and a really nice change to be able to comment on a post from you for once!

    Have a good Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

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