The Trader Joe's Cookie That's A Close Tim Tam Copycat

Tim Tam cookies have been around since 1964. The crunchy, chocolate-covered biscuits have been enjoyed as snacks and dunked into cups of hot coffee and tea. With a smooth chocolate outer layer surrounding biscuits that conceal velvety creme fillings, this perfect combination of texture has become a favorite for Australians and visitors alike. The popularity of the original biscuit has inspired others flavors such as Tim Tam White, a white chocolate version of the treat; Tim Tam Dark, a dark chocolate middle surrounded by a dark chocolate coating; and Tim Tam Chewy Caramel, biscuits that house a gooey, caramel filling. 

We have a Scottish man to thank for creating these irresistible biscuits. William Arnott completed a bakery and confectionery apprenticeship before boarding a ship destined for Australia where his biscuits and bakery would achieve international fame. Carrying on their father's legacy, Arnott's sons manned the bakery's operations and built upon an established reputation to expand upon the company's repertoire of available treats. Yet even with a variety of biscuits available, Tim Tams would remain the company's most beloved, with over 660 million biscuits consumed yearly. 

Naturally, copycats have arisen, including a package of cookies available at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's Aussie-Style Chocolate Creme Sandwich Cookies

Trader Joe's has become known for their own brand of snack inventions, tempting hungry shoppers with unique trail mixes and almond butter chocolate pretzels. The company has also taken it upon itself to tempt the general public with an assortment of cookies, including a sandwich cookie resembling Tim Tams.

Like the Australian biscuit, Trader Joe's Aussie-Style Chocolate Creme Sandwich Cookies are flattened, rectangular treats coated in chocolate. And similar to Tim Tams, these cookies can be dipped into hot drinks and turned into makeshift straws by biting off both ends of the cookie and sucking your choice of beverage straight through the cookie itself. In case you can't find Tim Tams in your neighborhood, Trader Joe's version closely imitates the texture and taste of the iconic treat. 

For an exceptionally decadent snack, sandwich the Aussie-style cookies around a spoonful of Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter to give dull weekday afternoons serious sweetness, or crumble the cookies on top of scoops of ice cream for an added boost of crunchy flavor.