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31 Dec 2017 5:01 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian31 Dec 2017 5:00 p.m. PST

If you are serving cookies as a mid-game treat, what are the best cookies to serve?

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 5:11 p.m. PST

I'm partial to chocolate chip cookies, but lucious double-stuff Oreos are hard to beat.


JimDuncanUK31 Dec 2017 5:30 p.m. PST

No food on my table.

I do allow glasses of water.

bsrlee31 Dec 2017 5:43 p.m. PST

In Australia – TimTams or Mint Slices.

TimTams are chocolate coated, two chocolate biscuits with a hard cream filler & come in a variety of subcategories such as dark, coffee or original milk chocolate. Mint slice is a single dark chocolate biscuit with a mint layer on top then coated in dark chocolate, usually served after a meal away form the table. The advantage of both these is that they don't produce noticeable crumbs and are gone in two bites at most.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 5:48 p.m. PST

Anything Girl Scout! Especially those dang luscious "thin Mint" things!!

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 5:53 p.m. PST

Not at the table – and nothing to get stuck on the hands

BW195931 Dec 2017 6:17 p.m. PST

Chocolate Chip or Oatmeal (no raisins)

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian31 Dec 2017 6:37 p.m. PST

Chocolate chips melt and get on the figures! grin

Dynaman878931 Dec 2017 7:08 p.m. PST

No food near the table and treats consist of whatever is about to go bad.

Jim Selzer31 Dec 2017 7:32 p.m. PST

chocolate chip(home made) or Oreo's

huron72531 Dec 2017 8:03 p.m. PST

As others have said 'no food on the table'. Although, we usually do take a break to eat in the kitchen or at the bar.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 8:04 p.m. PST

Homemade pumpkin spice, snickerdoodles, or khapse.

Oberlindes Sol LIC31 Dec 2017 8:43 p.m. PST

I prefer chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies,* but I like just about all cookies. We've never experienced problems with crumbs or sticky fingers.

I would not recommend kourambiedes or alfajores or Russian tea cookies, because they are covered with powdered sugar, and create too much of a mess.

*I used to bake chocolate chip raisin oatmeal bran cookies. Maybe I'll start baking those again this winter. They were good. And they kept you regular.

Gone Fishing31 Dec 2017 8:57 p.m. PST

I think most are pretty innocent, but ban two I love under any other circumstances, Greek baklava or kataifi.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 9:49 p.m. PST


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian31 Dec 2017 10:15 p.m. PST

I think raisins could be trouble! wink

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2018 3:46 a.m. PST

Chocolate Hob Nob!

princeman Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2018 6:59 a.m. PST

Only pretzels or coated chocolates. Nothing that could leave ant residue on the figures.

Legion 401 Jan 2018 7:24 a.m. PST

Any cookies and snacks works for me !!!!!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Jan 2018 7:28 a.m. PST

ban two I love under any other circumstances, Greek baklava or kataifi

When we play Balkan/Eastern Med themed games, I have a solution for you – Fake-lavah.

Instead of phyllo dough (which, according to the laws of physics is impossible to make properly, giving us the only tangible proof of alien intervention in human history), get some extra light biscuits in a can.

Yes, all the bakers are having aneurisms about that, but so what. Chop up your dates and walnuts. Rip the pre-made rolls into quarters (or sixths/eighths, if you get the big rolls or like smaller treats). Flatten the dough into a circle and put your nut/date filling in and add a dop of honey. Close it up into a ball and bake per the instructions on the side of the can. If you're really into it, you can put an egg white & milk glaze on them before you bake.

It's not baklava. But it's really close, nummy, and I've won a (Metric) butt-ton of baking awards from contests at work (including against actual bakers) for them. Also, because you use the rolls, they are self contained, bite-sized, no flakes or crumbs (bite-sized, remember?) on the table, and no oil, butter, honey on your fingers.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2018 8:13 a.m. PST

No food at the gaming table.

Gone Fishing01 Jan 2018 8:52 a.m. PST

Etotheipi, you have my attention. Do you have a method for making the date/nut filling? And just a drop of honey? Can't thank you enough for the tip. I may have to try this in the very, very near future!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Jan 2018 9:33 a.m. PST

Do you have a method for making the date/nut filling?

Well, I kind of hate to spend the 'trons to type this, but I just take a butcher knife and a cutting block and go to town on some dates then some walnuts. The only trick is one from SWMBO's Danish grandma (who married a Swede, as opposed to her Swedish grandma who married a Dane). Put the butcher knife in the freezer for about an hour before you start and it won't stick to the dates as much.

After the first three or four, you get a feel for the amount of date/nut mix and the amount of honey. The first one you do, you will likely overfill for the size of the dough (mash that up and cook it anyway – it will be ugly but still yummy). Then you figure it out. After you get going for a while, you will likely get to aggressive with the dop of honey and it will spooge all over when you close the dough. Again, cook it and eat it and move on with your added knowledge.

Close the balls well. Leaking honey will crystalize on the outside of the fakelavah balls. It's doesn't get sticky, but it may taste a little burnt if a bunch leaks out.

jefritrout Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2018 11:50 a.m. PST

Any cookie made by tree girl is great.

Gone Fishing01 Jan 2018 1:55 p.m. PST

That's stunning, Eto. Thank you so much!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2018 2:39 p.m. PST

And a Liebl cookie is part of the game, of course.

laptot05 Jan 2018 7:23 a.m. PST

Cookies as objective markers. I'll die on that hill which has an Oreo atop it.

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