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Articles by Nina Caldas

Nina Caldas is a contributor for Food52.

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We all have a special, nostalgia-inducing treat from childhood that we still crave as adults. Maybe it’s a Sno Ball, a Twinkie, or an Oreo.

For me, it’s the Keebler Fudge Stripe cookie.

I grew up in a household where we were taught that fruit was the snack of choice and cookies were a rare indulgence. At my aunt’s house, though, there was no such rule. Her snack cabinet always had at least one delicious store-bought cookie in stock, so whenever I was there, I’d get my Keebler Fudge Stripe fix. I had a little ritual for eating them: I would place the first cookie on my index finger, like a ring, and eat my way around the edge, working my way toward the center. The second cookie would be eaten in the same fashion, but the third and fourth cookies were just gobbled up immediately.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had an actual Keebler Fudge Stripe cookie, but only because I’ve found a better alternative — making them myself! It’s not as easy as heading to the snack cabinet and tearing open a package, but mixing up dough, rolling it out, and dipping cookies in melted chocolate is way more fun and leads to much better cookies.

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