I love mystery cookies! This one definitely spiked my interest. Is it a fig newton? It looks so dry from the outside, so kind of boring, but what is that hiding inside? What are Walmart’s bakers secretly stuffing in this cookie? Why is it called Parisian? I had to get to the bottom of it.
When I searched Parisian cookie I saw images of cookies decorated with a Paris motif. I found nothing solid that told me these are an established type of cookie. (If you’ve got additional insight or have eaten these in France, please fill us in.) So that can only mean… Walmart has a little ingenuity cooking.
There was a low probability that I would like it. It had to be made with either a fig or date filling – something elite or international. Hmm…
Parisian Cookie (IN STORES ONLY) 58¢
I cut it in half to take a picture. Now I see it a little better, it’s not entirely filled with filling, there are some air pockets. The filling sure looks like pumpkin.
Now to taste… These mysteries are best solved with lots of tasting…
It’s definitely a pumpkin cookie. How unusual. It is soft and chewy. It was cooked just right, not too hard or soft. The cookie part is very flavorful.
The filling is smooth and thick, like a very rich pumpkin pie. But it had other flavors going on so it didn’t taste only like pumpkin pie. Whatever it is, it’s subtle. The spices were perfect.
Making it this way with the air pockets gave it a nice balance. It wasn’t too heavy on the pumpkin. But, I would have liked a little bit more filling.
Altogether it was sweet but not too sweet. The combination of the cookie outside and the filling made a really nice bite. I really liked it a lot. I was so surprised.
So if it comes to your Walmart donut case, you should give it a try. I’m thinking they should change the name to Pumpkin Parisian so people know what to expect.
You can count on me to solve your deli/bakery mysteries. Somebody’s gotta do it. I hope you try a new cookie and are pleasantly surprised too.
See you at Walmart!