Giant Frosted Cookies at Randall's

Categories: Sweets

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You know those delightful artisanal sugar cookies vended by the likes of Paulie's and other fine bakeries? The ones that come in a variety of whimsical shapes and are covered in a very thin layer pastel-covered frosting?

Randall's frosted sugar cookies are nothing like them. But they are still pretty great, and here's why.

First, Randall's sugar cookies come in only one shape: giant circle. No trees or bumblebees or shamrocks or pumpkins. Such creations are cute but ultimately too tiny: who wants to eat ten-plus frosted hearts?

Second, because Randall's cookies are about three times as thick as your average sugar cookie, every bite packs in a decent amount of vanilla dough. Remarkably, the cookies' density does not prevent them from being moist and slightly chewy. No crumbly crumpets here.

Third, Randall's sugar cookies are not simply glazed and/or coated with a mere breath of icing. They are absolutely loaded with saccharine, grocery store frosting, the kind that is sure to give you a headache 30 minutes after consumption but tastes SO GOOD every once in a while. And this frosting often comes in multiple layers (e.g., fluffy white dotted with thicker red buttercream) depending on the cookie's decorations. If you're not a "frosting person," this is bad news for you; I, however, am a firm believer in a high icing-to-cake/cookie ratio.

Because the icing is rather sticky and the decorative designs often a bit sloppy, I would probably not recommend Randall's sugar cookies for elegant baby showers or upscale holiday parties. But sometimes an excessively sugary baked good is just what you need to forget about an excessively shitty day.

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Asian Food Online Grocery
Asian Food Online Grocery

I am crazy person to eat a several types of sugar item. here show the randall's cookies item. That's provide a well explanation to make it a nice Randall's sugar cookies item. Randall's cookies are broad as your average sugar biscuit.

Oveta Builds
Oveta Builds

I assume all this angst over a grocery store cookie is really masking the pain of not living in Dallas.

I, for one, like those cookies. They are like crack, imo.

Jeff
Jeff

Yes, yes, because we all eat 5-star meals or roadkill from backwater shacks only Anthony Bordain has heard of. No one EVER goes to a grocery store and buys pre-made food. It's an OUTRAGE. It's a SCANDAL!

Foodies...pfft...

Guest
Guest

I usually assume these posts are so the writers can get reimbursed for their groceries. I'm still waiting for the dollar menu food fights. On a serious note, I know it's hard to come up with new things to write about. But sometimes less is more.

Bayou619
Bayou619

I'm just waiting for someone to blame Obama like they usually do.

I enjoyed one of these cookies last night. Actually pretty good to get your sugar fix.

If something like this doesn't interest you, keep it moving. Folks that make comments criticizing at every turn kill me. Is your life that miserable.

RobertO
RobertO

@ZeitgiestkuchenIf the title line clearly states that the post is about Ding Dongs or bagged pretzels, I would personally chastise them for wasting their time reading it when it clearly is not something that would interest them.

trisch
trisch

Yesterday I was drooling over the St. Patrick's Day cookie/cupcake/cake and King Cake displays at Kroger. Mounds of green and white frosting over here, drizzles and splashes of gold, purple and green over there. I'm not a frosting freak like you, but you're right, every now and then it's nice to have a good dose of grocery store frosting as a reminder of the simpler times.

RobertO
RobertO

To the two earlier commenters: Is it really that crazy to believe that somewhere, someone out there might appreciate knowing this is an edible and (at least on some level) enjoyable cookie?

Ron
Ron

reviewing cookies from a grocery store? nice.

Galenscotus
Galenscotus

Jeff, many people happily eat the chewy, somewhat savory goodies contained within their noses---doesn't mean we need a blog post about it.

Fds34
Fds34

Note that even candy bars have been given their due here.

Theodoricyork
Theodoricyork

thanks RobertO, you're a true culinary populist and a media savant!

bring on the filet-o-fish comparisons: "You've often asked the question, silently if not aloud: which McDonald's does the best filet-o-fish sandwich? And it's a great question, as our Ted Olberg reports..."

Ron
Ron

youre right...bring on the reviews of hostess cupcakes purchased at a gas station and which wine to pair with papa john's pizza. nevermind something new and exciting. in the mean time i hope katherine keeps writing posts that stroke her ego.

RobertO
RobertO

Wow, as someone new to this blog but grew up in Houston, I'm a bit surprised there's so many pretentious, elitist douchebags. I read this post because it interested me, and I might have one of these cookies in the foreseeable future. If they are not up to your standards, that's fine. I'm particular about Asian food and could never eat at Panda Express or other similar Americanized-Asian places, but I don't think that means there shouldn't be a market for it, nor do I look down on people who do eat there. If there are so many consumers for it in the real world, there are likely to be at least some audience interest online.My questions to Theodoricyork and Ron: What exactly was your thought process in clicking the post, maybe reading it, then commenting? I mean no sarcasm here. I am genuinely curious. As I see it, you must have read the title line, formed opinions and judgments, then still clicked through. Is there any reason you didn't just skip the post altogether? Again, it's hard to not sound sarcastic online sometimes, but I am really curious. If it was to voice your opinion that this isn't worthy of EOW, you are certainly entitled to your opinions and should have that freedom to express it, but I think it would be more effective if done in a more rational and adult manner.

Wyatt
Wyatt

Are you insufferable in real life, Mr. T?

H_e_x
H_e_x

Elitist douche.

RobertO
RobertO

Uh-oh, sarcasm rears its ugly head. I don't see where this blog suggests that it's here to review only the "new and exciting" or target the elitist foodie. People shop at Randall's, and sometimes they might wander into the bakery and wonder about the sugar cookies. This post can help them decide. If they only ever eat the most gourmet food, as I presume you do, this post makes it clear that this cookie won't cut it. If I'm in there and just want something sugary, this cookie might do the job just fine. There are real people out there who eat grocery store cookies, Hostess cupcakes, and Papa John's pizza, and I'm guessing most of them enjoy it. They may benefit from posts such as these. Not everyone will, such as yourself. Given that the title line is pretty clear, there's no need for you to incur pain on yourself by reading it. I, for one, do occasionally order chain pizza and would welcome a wine pairing post.As for the non sequitur about katherine (sic): huh?

Cumbersum34
Cumbersum34

Seems like the rationale behind the complaint comes from Theodoric when he muses on what might take hold in these hallowed EOW halls if the praise of store-bought sugar cookies were too highly praised.

Way I read it anyway.

Zeitgiestkuchen
Zeitgiestkuchen

well, I guess using your rationale that there might be someone out there, somewhere, we could indeed be confronted with stories about bagged pretzels and hostess ding dongs...and I'll still applaud the person who reads it, throws up his hands and asks: seriously?

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