When my friend Nina learned of my plans to vacation in Guam, she immediately asked me to bring home some Chamorro Cookies. “Whut? You want me to get you a Chamorro?” I teased her, referring to the indigenous people of Guam. “CHAMORRO CHIP COOKIES,” she clarified, describing them as a small, yummy chocolate chip cookie.
Mission made clear, it was among the first things I looked for at the 24-hour Guam K-Mart. The Chamorro Chip Cookies are bite-sized chocolate chip cookies packaged in brown paper bags. While the cookies don’t look anything special, they’re yummy enough, with each crisp bite yielding a just-right sweetness and a rich, buttery flavor. The chocolate and macadamia bits are on the small side, but the flavor is quite apparent, rising atop the buttery goodness.
“I found your Chamorro Chip Cookies,” I tell Nina when I get back. “Great, how much do I owe you?” she asks me. “Your soul,” I tell her, threatening to keep the cookies for myself. “But I’ve already sold my soul,” she whines. “Too bad,” I grin evilly. I guess this means more Chamorro Chip Cookies for me, right?