April 23, 2009

Co-op’s Cowgirl Cookie

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Reviewed by Eric Barnes

■■■□□ 3/5 “Not bad… for natural”

If you’re looking for an all-natural cookie with taste as big as its crunch, look no further than Bozeman’s Community Food Co-op. http://www.bozo.coop/  The highly acclaimed Cowgirl Cookie has twice the thickness of an ordinary cookie and a unique blend of healthy ingredients, such as organic oat and barley flours, rolled oats, carob chips (a natural substitute for chocolate–in fact I didn’t even realize it was carob until I saw the ingredients list), and coconut. I didn’t feel guilty eating this cookie at all.

I was expecting this cookie to be soft and chewy, but after taking the first bite, I quickly realized this cowgirl is no softy. In fact, I was struck by how dry it was. I ended up needing to use a plate, just to contain its crumblings. It would be perfect with a cup of coffee. The taste was nutty, oat-y, and not too sweet. It’s probably as healthy as you can get with a cookie.